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How Could AH Still Fly L-100?

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:06 am

I was wondering if UK CAA still allow these outdated planes into its airspace, check this hercules into LHR,
I was thinking remote airports somewhere in Africa, but not LHR, so what's up with this?

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RE: How Could AH Still Fly L-100?

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:26 am

What's wrong with the Herks??

Seriously, the CAA has no power to stop foreign registered aircraft flying into UK airspace as long as they are registered in an ICAO contracting state. Foreign registered aircraft are the responsibility of the UK Government (through the Department of Transport). It is the Dept of Transport that gives permission for foreign operators and aircraft to fly into the UK.

The only aircraft that have been banned are due to noise regulations (which are EC laws) and some African states that are not considered to meet international standards (I believe it currently includes aircraft registered in Congo and Sierra Leone), along with some individual operators.

The CAA does carry out ramp checks and audits of foreign operators, but only at the request of and on behalf of the Dept. of Transport.

As the Algerie Herks meet noise regulations, and are registered in a contracting state, there is no reason why they shouldn't fly into the UK for many years to come!

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RE: How Could AH Still Fly L-100?

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:31 am

BTW thats not an Electra. But you do have Electras their too. Many planes a lot older than that as well. Herks are still being built.
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RE: How Could AH Still Fly L-100?

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:37 am

that could be an interesting sight for spotters at LHR, and i thought after collapse of Khalifa, air algerie will have its market back and alone and would generate some money to update their fleet.
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RE: How Could AH Still Fly L-100?

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:53 am

The aircraft did, and probably still does, fly into FRA from ALG twice-weekly.

I also recall it flying into LHR.
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RE: How Could AH Still Fly L-100?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:13 am

I believe it is used for flying from remote desert airports, where sandstorms would cause problems for jet aircraft.

It brings construction workers in and out on their R&R leave.

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