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Offline Airymouse

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Air Sweden?
« on: December 17, 2015, 03:01:16 AM »
Can anyone enlighten me? Why have the ""Neptune" Freighters started to use the call sign Air Sweden?

The aircraft are now Swedish registered also. This is SE-MAM

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Re: Air Sweden?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 05:50:35 AM »
Atlantic had some financial "issues" and agreed to a "merger" with West Air.  It was not a merger of equality by most accounts despite the name on the fuselage  Head office jobs are being consolidated in Gothenburg.

In turn a chunk of West Air has also been acquired by the owners of ABX Air  and 767s have been received as a result.  Those, the ATPs ( formerly UK and Luxembourg reg ) and ATRs are being concentrated in the Swedish fleet leaving the 737s in Coventry on the UK reg.  For now.


Thanks for the photo, I often hear the ATPs but never see them!
« Last Edit: December 17, 2015, 06:17:14 AM by smudge »

Offline Airymouse

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Re: Air Sweden?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 01:12:19 PM »
Thanks Smudge, I had not heard about this. It is strange to see familiar aircraft with new registrations. It is clear that the crews are getting used to the new call sign. Some still use the old one.. "Neptune" by mistake.