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Air Scandic To Replace A300s  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Hello,

According to Pprune and Jethros Fleet Listings, British airline Air Scandic will be disposing of its two A300Bs (GSWJW & GTTMC) this winter. It's expected that more B752s (in addition to the two currently leased from Finnair) will join the fleet by the summer as a replacement for the Airbuses.

Although I love widebodies, I'm glad to see the a/c go as I've read many, many, many (!!!) reports of long delays due to technical problems with SCY's A300s.

I hope that with this oppertunity they'll change the dreadfull livery!!!


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User currently offlineFUTURA From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

fantastic! I totally agree with their livery ... blechh!!!  Smile


Vincent
User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1378 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Well they are going to lose alot of capacity!


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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Nooooooooooooo!

I love the SCY cls and on the 300 look good and the 300 is being phased out! so boring all these 752's operators!

il neva get to shoot em b4 they go :-(

LGW


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Zut alors!

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
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Well I for one will be sad to see these unique aircraft go!

Air Scandic have the last 2 A300-200B4(FF) aircraft in operation. These aircraft are unique in having a Forward Facing Cockpit Crew (FFCC) Although they are the original A300B4 model with analogue flight instruments, they were built to be flown by only two pilots, unlike all other A300B4s which have Flight Engineer positions. This configuration was taken to the next stage with the A300-600R which featured a full glass-cockpit.

Only 11 of the A300B4-200FF model were built. 9 for Garuda which have been retired/scrapped - and the 2 ex-Kar Air/Finnair aircraft operated by Air Scandic.

Future problems with training the crews to fly the 2 remaining aircraft has lead to their retirement as the only simulator for the type, located in Helsinki, is being withdrawn from use.

Having flown MAN-TFS-MAN with Air Scandic in 1998 aboard G-SWJW I enjoyed the experience my one and only chance to fly on such a rare aircraft...

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User currently offlineVIR380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

That news is spot on !.......... its not even confirmed that aditional 752's will be in support ..

I new that this would be the last season for the 300's back in May but couldnt really confirm it ..

so get yer SCY shots while you can !

cheers


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