kurt
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SK 330 Tail Numbers

Tue Jun 03, 2003 10:43 am

Here's a dumb question: We're flying SK 945 ORD-ARN in two weeks on the way to LED (St. Petersburg). This is supposed to be one of the new A-330s. I got curious and went to the Scandinavian Flight Operations website and looked up SK's 330s and found:

No. Reg. Viking name MSN. Delivery
1 OY-KBN Eystein 496 16SEP02
2 LN-RKH Emund 497 01OCT02
3 SE-REE Sigrid 515 20FEB03
4 OY-KBS Erik MAR04

Why are there three different series (OY, LN, SE)? Has this something to do with SK representing Denmark, Sweden and Norway? Thanks!
 
gigneil
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:33 am

Yes... some of the planes are registered in each country, despite the plane flying the flag of all three.

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CPH-R
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:29 pm

The OY- registration prefix is Danish, SE- is Swedish and LN- is norweigian. As far as I know, they're getting rid of the SE- registrations, since in time of war, NATO can call upon civil aircrafts to move troops around, and since Sweden is neutral, any aircraft on the SE- register may not be used.
 
sk945
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:12 am

CPH-R,
Thats not really the reason for changing the registrations from SE to mostly LN (Norway). In Sweden sales- and lease back aint allowed, wish SAS normaly would like to do with some of there new planes. Also, its cheeper to use planes reg. in a other country on domestic flights in Sweden (strange - but true)

 
CPH-R
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:28 am

You're right, sorry. I can remember it now too  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
kurt
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:35 am

Do the "Viking" names correspond to the three countries as well or are they just random? There was a "Huge Viking" 747, right?
 
sk945
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:10 am

Kurt,
I would guess that the names are just random. They are all old nordic/viking names and all three nations share the same history when it comes to vikings.
Todays Huge Viking is a Dash Q400.
 
PKK
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:54 am

And the first Huge Viking, was SAS' first 747-200. The plane I had my very first flight on.... quite good to start on a 747 eh ?


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LN-KGL
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:38 am

Kurt, if you need a complete SAS fleet list (both current and historic), I suggest you look into this http://www.plane-spotter.com/Airlines/SAS/The_fleet.pdf

Kurt Gorm
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kurt
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Thu Jun 05, 2003 2:14 am

So "Huge" is a viking name and not "Huge" like "Boy, that plane is HUGE!" Or is this some sort of a pun?
 
CPH-R
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RE: SK 330 Tail Numbers

Thu Jun 05, 2003 2:17 am

I think it started out as a pun, since Huge is a viking name.

However, the pun has lost its name, since it has been given to one of SAS' smaller aircrafts:


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