Sweden

Junkers F 13 joyrides in Oslo (1926)

[caption id="attachment_3868" align="aligncenter" width="834"] The Swedish-registered Junkers F 13, S-AAAB in the harbour of Oslo. it made numerous joyrides.[/caption] Capt. Doxrud worked with full energy on the formation of an airline company under the name of AS Norsk Aerotrans­port. Adrian Florman considered the choice of Capt. Doxrud as managing director of AS Norsk Aerotransport crazy. Further­more it was clear that pre­vious no airline company under the name of AS Norsk Aerotrans­port was either registered or for­med in Norway. Thus no shares could be taken over by AB Aerotransport or Junkers Luftverkehr AG. They had to start all over again. But Capt. Doxrud did...

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Royal Capital Tour with ‘Raceren’

In 1920, Tancred Ibsen started an airline called AS Aero. He purchased, among others, a Hansa Brandenburg W29, registered it as N.5 and was soon nick-named 'Raceren' - the racer. Ibsen had a good relationship with the newspapers in Norway. Of course, there was a win-win-situation, as he benefited from publicity in the newspaper about him and his seaplanes, and the newspaper had good stories to write about. The national newspaper Aftenposten came up with a good idea. In July, the newspaper asked Ibsen, if he was interested in making a bet: tour within 24 hours along the royal capitals...

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Northrop 1C Delta, SE-ADI at Amsterdam-Schiphol

[caption id="attachment_3572" align="aligncenter" width="943"] The aircraft arrived in april 1934 at Amsterdam-Schiphol on its way to Paris-Le Bourget.[/caption] New photograph found of the Northrop 1C Delta of AB Aerotransport, taken while making a stop at Amsterdam-Schiphol on it way to Paris 1934: To demonstrate the possibility of nonstop flight with the Northrop Delta 1C, it was decided to make a record flight from Paris to Stockholm. As mentioned, on 19 April, the Northrop Delta 1C had been registered. The same evening the aircraft was flown to Stockholm (Barkarby), where it took off in the early morning of Friday, 20 April,...

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THE MOST NORTHERLY AERIAL SERVICE OF THE WORLD: PORJUS – SUORVA (1920-1923)

Far away in the extreme North of Europe and on the fringe of civilization a regular air service has been maintained for some years. The air route, right up within the Arctic Circle is probably quite unknown to the majority of people. The text here comes from a small leaflet published in 1923 at the occasion of the International Aero Exhibition in Gothenburg. It has been adapted and photographs have been added by Rob Mulder. By: Royal Swedish Aero Club, Gothenburg and Rob Mulder Printed: First printed in 1923 at the occasion of the International Aero Exhibition Gothenburg Edited and text...

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AB Aerotransport and the Junkers G 24

By: Rob Mulder For: www.europeanairlines.no One of the most important aircraft factories of the period before 1945 was the Junkers Flugzeugwerk AG – Jfa. It produced the first useable all-metal aircraft. The first all-metal fighters were already constructed during the Great War (1914-1918) and after the war Junkers continued to develop military and civil aircraft of all-metal construction. Famous is the three-engined series of civil aircraft: Junkers Ju 252, Junkers Ju 52/3m, Junkers G 31 and Junkers G 24. Latter aircraft has been widely used by the Swedish airline company AB Aerotransport (AB standing for Aktiebolag – Limited company). AB...

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Fleet list of AB Aerotransport (1924 – 1945)

Fleet list of AB Aerotransport (1924 - 1945) By: Rob Mulder, www.europeanairlines.no We would like to receive information from the reader about the mistakes in this list. Abbreviations: b/u = Broken up Canx = cancelled from the register c/n = Constructor’s Number dbr = Destroyed beyond repair f.u. = Fate unknown In = Date aircraft was taken in use / or registered Regn = Registration One of the largest airline companies in Sweden was the AB Aerotransport. The airline company started as a Junkers-affiliated airline company, became independent and stayed around long enough to exist even today as a part...

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