VH-LNL. Douglas DC-9-82. c/n 49437-1345.

 

Built for Scandinavian Airlines System (S.A.S.) order

Rolled off the production line at the Douglas Long Beach plant - January 30, 1987

First flown - February 22, 1987

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 engines

Accepted by Scandinavian Airlines System at Long Beach - March 06, 1987

Entered onto the Norwwegian Aircraft Register as LN-RLR - March 06, 1987

Departed Long Beach on the delivery flight to Sweden - March 07, 1987

Arrived Stockholm on completion of the delivery flight - March 08, 1987

Delivery route: Long Beach - Montreal - Sondre Stromfjord - Stockholm (Arlanda)

Aircraft was named ‘Kettil Viking’

Operated last S.A.S. revenue service - July 05, 1992

Aircraft had flown 11,570 hours with 13,446 landings

Leased to Southern Cross Airlines for sub-lease to Compass Airlines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-LNL - August 19, 1992

Leased to Compass Airlines as the registered operator

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight - August 21, 1992

Ferry route: Oslo - Istanbul - Bahrain - Madras - Singapore - Darwin - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service - ?

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as YM29 - March 11, 1993

Compass Airlines ceased all operations due to bankruptcy - March 11, 1993

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - March 1993

Repossessed by S.A.S. at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 22, 1993

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 22, 1993

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-RLR - March 22, 1993

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on return to S.A.S. via Darwin and Singapore - March 23, 1993

Operated first S.A.S. revenue service Oslo - Tromso - May 15, 1993

Aircraft was initially operated in a hybrid S.A.S. and Compass livery

Aircraft was renamed ‘Vegard Viking’

Repainted into special 1994 Winter Olympic Games, Lillehammer livery

Registered to Commercial Aviation Leasing Limited - December 22, 1999

Leased to Scandinavian Airlines System (S.A.S.) as the registered operator

Operated last S.A.S. revenue service Frankfurt - Stockholm (Arlanda) as SK674 - May 18, 2003

Ferried Stockholm (Arlanda) - Riga as SK9140 for storage - May 22, 2003

Aircraft had flown 34,510 hours with 38,052 landings

Aircraft was reactivated and ferried Riga - Oslo as SK9198 - August 14, 2003

Returned to service Oslo - Stavanger as SK1307 - August 22, 2003

Operated last revenue service Copenhagen - Stockholm (Arlanda) as SK410 - December 13, 2009

Aircraft had flown 48,182 hours with 48,121 cycles

Cancelled from the Norwegian Aircraft Register - December 15, 2009

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-DMI - December 15, 2009

Registered to Commercial Arcraft Leasing

Leased to S.A.S. Sverige A.B. as the registered operator

Returned to service Stockholm (Arlanda) - Copenhagen as SK403 - December 22, 2009

Operated final revenue service - ?

Departed Oslo as SK9198 on the ferry flight to the United States for storage - June 22, 2010

Arrived Kingman (Arizona) on completion of the ferry flight - June 23, 2010

Ferry route: Oslo - Keflavik - Bangor - Kingman

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - June 24, 2010

Aircraft had flown 49,031 hours with 48,811 cycles

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N426NV - June 25, 2010

Registered to Sunrise Asset Management LLC, Las Vegas

Observed stored at Kingman in S.A.S. livery without engines - January 25, 2011

Observed stored at Kingman in S.A.S. livery without engines - March 15, 2011

Ferried Kingman - Oklahoma City for maintenance and modification to MD-83 standard - November 11, 2011

Aircraft being prepared for lease to Allegiant Air

Leased to Allegiant Air as the registered operator - ?

Operated first revenue service - ?

Observed at Las Vegas in the new Allegiant Air livery - April 29, 2012

Current with Allegiant Air

 

VH-LNL. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-346.)

VH-LNL. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1992.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-577.)

VH-LNL. Compass - in the standard livery with additional 'Merry Christmas' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-460.)

VH-LNL. Compass - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-118.)

LN-RLR. SAS - 'Vegard Viking' in the basic Compass livery at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, May 1993.

(T. Lakmaker Copyright Image 1135-347.)

LN-RLR. Scandinavian Airlines SAS - 'Vegard Viking' in the new livery at an unknown airport, August 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-459.)

LN-RLR. Scandinavian Airlines SAS - 'Vegard Viking' in the new livery at Faro Airport, December 2006.

(F. Mesquita Copyright Image 1135-119.)