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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 (9 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4107 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 (9 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4076 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 (9 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4071 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 (9 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4068 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, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4059 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, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 4043 times:

The B737s.Especially the B732s.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 4040 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, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4010 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 (9 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3991 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, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3990 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 (9 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

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

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