Caravelle Quiz

Tue Apr 04, 2000 3:52 am

Hi. Just wanted to put out a question to see how many who knew it. I know it myself. Here's the question: Which airline launched the first commercial Caravelle flight, and in which country was this aircraft registered?

I will post the answer sometime during the next 24 hours

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RE: Caravelle Quiz

Tue Apr 04, 2000 4:55 am


Answer: SAS, I think it was registered in Norway? but I might be wrong.

I think Air France was the first to order but SAS beat them to the first flight. Please correct me if I am wrong though.


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RE: Caravelle Quiz

Tue Apr 04, 2000 7:34 am

Air France launched it.
The first Caravelle was registered in France, the registration starting with F. Air France introduced the Caravelle in 1959.

Air France inaugura le premier vol commercial de la Caravelle.
La premiere Caravelle fut immatriculée en France, l'immatriculation commençant par F. Air France inaugura la Caravelle in 1959.

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RE: Caravelle Quiz

Tue Apr 04, 2000 12:49 pm

According to my sources, SAS registration number F-WHHI was the first Caravelle in revenue service from Copenhagen to Beirut on 26 April, 1959.
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RE: Caravelle Quiz

Tue Apr 04, 2000 9:02 pm

Craig and TWA_200 is quit right. Air France has announced that they, as the first airliner would put the Carevelle in service. But SAS beat them on the route to Beirute as TWA_200 wrote. The Carevelle had a lot of people from the Scandinavia press onboad
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RE: Caravelle Quiz

Tue Apr 04, 2000 10:25 pm

Hi. According to my sources SAS although received their own Caravelles III latter were first to put the plane commercially, they leased plane 02 (F-BHHI) firstly for crew trainning but they infact started on the 26th. April 1959 from Copenhagen to Beirut 10 days earlier then Air France F-BHRA from Paris to Beirut. SAS received their first Carvelle III on April but just entering in commercial activity on the 15th. May.
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RE: Caravelle Quiz

Tue Apr 04, 2000 10:31 pm

SAS in Norway

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The Answer Is:

Tue Apr 04, 2000 10:55 pm

The answer is SAS, and the plane was registered LN-KLH, named Finn Viking, and flew the first route from Copenhagen to Beirut.

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RE: Caravelle Quiz

Wed Apr 05, 2000 2:57 am

The French registration F-W... is a temporary number to certified the airplane. Some US airlines AIRBUS were operated or delivered with french registration F-W...before receiving they're permanent N number.
Even in FRANCE, it's not rare to see a brand new AIRBUS with F-W... but it's just a matter of month before the regular F number will be painted.


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