CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6013 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1027 times:
As it has been mentioned a couple of times, Norway and Denmark (unlike sweden) is members of NATO, and a charter within NATO requires all member countries to provide airlifts in case of a war. SAS will of course provide a large percentage of the Denmark and Norways aircrafts, but since an aircraft can't be used if it's registrered in a non-NATO country, some of the Swedish-registred aircrafts have been re-registred in Denmark and Norway.
Another issue could also be the taxes, which have changed recently. Apparently aircraft-taxes should be cheaper in Norway now.
GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 963 times:
From what I have heard from a SAS employee, the taxes are the reason, but also they have different classes based on pollusion, noise and so on. At first it would be best to register the aircrafts in Sweden, but then Norway changed their rules and it became cheaper to have them in Norway. That's why they change the reg.
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 963 times:
Actually it is mainly because the leasing companies demand the aircrafts to be on Norwegian registry. This is because in case of an SAS collapse, it is easier to reposess the aircrafts if they are registred in Norway ..
Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 913 times:
There is something called leasing finance. An airline can order the planes directly from the manufacturer, and finance it through a leasing company. Many airlines do that. For example, Finnair has just sold three A320s to SALE/Bollioune and lease them back.