Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16 Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1372 times:
It seems to me as if SAS would change the registrations around on their planes every once in a while. For example the first A343 was delivered as SE-REA and now flies with the reg. LN-RKF...
Do they want to make sure that every plane was registered in all of the 3 countries where they operate from?
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3421 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
Correct me if wrong, but I have understood there to be tax benifits to doing this. If SAS uses the common practice of incorporating the Fleet/Ship Ident as part of the registration I would think this would also cause problems with recordkeeping.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1322 times:
I believe the reason is that Nato and Denmark are both NATO members and Sweden isn't. The NATO members have to have aircraft from the national airline registered in the own country for moving people in case of a conflict.
Contact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
" believe the reason is that Nato and Denmark are both NATO members and Sweden isn't. The NATO members have to have aircraft from the national airline registered in the own country for moving people in case of a conflict."
This is allso the case in Sweden, SAS's swedish reg aircraft is incoporated into a "Krigsföretag", or a wartime
airline. Same mission as in Norway and Denmark,so as Lj said it's all about money!
Yorkie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1278 times:
I think it's because the airline is jointly-held by the 3 participating states. I have read that they need to maintain the balance and as older types get retired so there has to be a 're-shuffle' amongst the country of registration to maintain each country's holding. They tend to re-register batches of types rather than individually each time they need to.
For example many of the DC-9 went to SE reg's a couple of years back because the replacement a/c (737) were also registered in SE blocks.
GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
The reason that SAS first A340 was re-registered LN-RKF is simply taxes. When SAS took delivery of the A340 it was cheapest to register in Sweden, but Norway have since changed their taxes which make it cheaper to register in Norway.
It is not because Denmark and Norway are NATO countries and not because 2/7 should be registered each in Norway and Denmark and 3/7 in Sweden, that was left some years ago.
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