Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2131 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1667 times:
Persistent rumour, (rumour only!) has it that the US Navy looked at the F28 for carrier transport. The story goes that they did trials, but didn't like the results. If anyone has more to add to this, please do!
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6016 posts, RR: 55 Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
In the past Danish Maersk Air operated its daily route to Vagar on the Faeroy Islands in the Atlantic with 737-200. Vagar has a 4100 feet runway. It was of course with pretty light weight and nothing like MTOW.
Long time ago they switched to the substantially more powerful 737-300 and -500.
I read in a Danish magazine many years ago that some Boeing sales representatives were in Vagar to shoot some film for a promotion video to show off the 737-200 runway performance. And they were there only because it was the shortest runway which was visited by 737s on a regular basis.
The local airline company Atlantic Airways uses a BAe 146 which is like tailored for the task.
Best regards, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm