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The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year Awa  
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4173 times:


So who would you give this award to? Hardest working aircraft of the year (2004)


My nominee would be the NWA's DC-9's...after close to 40 years, still going strong!!!!!


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and thank you for letting us see combinations like these in 2004!!!!!

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Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
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User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4142 times:

yes, the DC-9 would be at the top...
a few others would be US 737's, and AA MD-80's


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

American's oldest MD-80s are 21 years of age, barely half that of NW's DC-9s.
Let not forget that Bolivia's 727-100 (LAB?) which is 39 yrs of age, and then there is the FedEx & UPS fleet of 727s are up there in years as well. Regards.



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User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

"American's oldest MD-80s are 21 years of age, barely half that of NW's DC-9s"

well... the topic didnt ask for the oldest  Smile


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

If its ok to answer this thread with my opinion of the hardest working aircraft in general i would have to say the DC10 and md11 for cargo carriers.
They still doing the job non stop



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4109 times:

The B737s.Especially the B732s.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

I have always viewed 737s as very hard working aircraft. An d I think that they probably take it out again this year. Also I feel that NZs 744s are very highly utilised

User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

Maybe i missed the point here are we talking about a hard working work horse or a pax carrying airliner regardless of the amount of flights it makes?
As far as hard working is concerned I'd give it to the cargo carrying aircraft.



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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4057 times:


JumboJim,

you got it...just the hardest working workhorse in your opinion...
Regards



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 627 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4056 times:

WN's 737s should be considered near the top of this list considering all the cycles they put on per day, week, month, etc. I'd call that hard-working, wouldn't you?

[Edited 2004-11-16 15:48:30]


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User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4062 times:

MP DC-10F: Hardest working aircraft maybe.. hardest working crew for sure!

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