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Topic: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: WestWing
Posted 2007-06-25 18:21:16 and read 3471 times.

Will N281WN (currently flight testing), when delivered, be the 500th in WN's fleet? If yes, will it be delivered this week?

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: MEA-707
Posted 2007-06-25 18:38:30 and read 3417 times.

The 737 classic fleet is stable at 220 frames.
In my count on www.airlinerlist.com including the recent 2nd hand additions (2 Air Sahara's) N278WN also was the 278th 737NG. So I think N280WN will already be nr 500 (active on that moment, not counting earlier 737-200s).

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: Barney Captain
Posted 2007-06-25 18:45:51 and read 3386 times.

We take delivery of our 500th this Thursday........still checking on the tail #......

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-25 18:50:20 and read 3350 times.

It is indeed N281WN, and will be here for big party on Thursday the 28th.

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 1):
The 737 classic fleet is stable at 220 frames.
In my count on www.airlinerlist.com including the recent 2nd hand additions (2 Air Sahara's) N278WN also was the 278th 737NG. So I think N280WN will already be nr 500 (active on that moment, not counting earlier 737-200s).

The correct current fleet counts are:

194 737-300s
25 737-500s
280 737-700s (which includes all 6 of the non-7H4 models obtained on the used market)
-------------------
499 aircraft total now in the fleet.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: MEA-707
Posted 2007-06-25 19:08:52 and read 3269 times.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 3):
194 737-300s
25 737-500s
280 737-700s (which includes all 6 of the non-7H4 models obtained on the used market)
-------------------
499 aircraft total now in the fleet.

 Embarrassment I stand corrected, I counted too many classics, it are 219 instead... so that makes N281WN indeed.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: WestWing
Posted 2007-06-25 19:31:35 and read 3191 times.

Thanks for the confirmation. I am sure the party is well deserved, both for WN and for Boeing.

The "matching" of the aircraft nose number to the number of NGs in the fleet will work till #285, but not after that because N286WN (formerly N471WN) already exists.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: FLY2HMO
Posted 2007-06-25 19:36:14 and read 3159 times.

I hope they at least put some special markings on the plane. Like a big "500th" sticker or something.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-25 19:50:38 and read 3110 times.

Quoting WestWing (Reply 5):
The "matching" of the aircraft nose number to the number of NGs in the fleet will work till #285, but not after that because N286WN (formerly N471WN) already exists.

There are other variables as well, and it's been within 1 or 2 aircraft all along. The new wrinkle is that while the ex-Eastwind, ex-BWIA, and two ex-Ford aircraft have all taken new registrations in the "normal" ranges, the latest two used -700 aircraft have registrations in the 550-range (N550WN and N551WN). Further, any additional used -700 aircraft we acquire will go in that range, so whatever number of aircraft we have in the 200-series of numbers will always be "off" on the registration number by however many aircraft we have in the 550-series.

We also have 100-series, 800-series, and 900-series reserved for future use. Once the 737-300s are retired, we'll also have 300-series and 600-series numbers available, and the 500-549-series numbers available once the 737-500s retire.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2007-06-26 01:07:00 and read 2740 times.

How many 737's has WN had in its history TOTAL? (Including the 732's)

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: SkyHarborsHome
Posted 2007-06-26 01:12:31 and read 2732 times.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
ex-Eastwind, ex-BWIA

I missed these two. What are their registrations?

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-26 01:20:30 and read 2707 times.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
How many 737's has WN had in its history TOTAL? (Including the 732's)

I'll let someone else count them. Some numbers in the low 20s were used more than once as we swapped out -200 "Basic" aircraft with -200 "ADVanced" versions. Not all aircraft were here at the same time, and short-term leased aircraft have an * in front of them. If I had to guess, I think the most -200s we had at any one time was 49, of which 46 were ours and the others were the leased CO birds, or as they were affectionally known here as "The Three Little Pigs"


*EI-ASH 248 20223/252 HR-TNS 09/83 04/84
*EI-BEE 281 20413/241 C6-BEG 10/83 04/84
N102SW 2H4(A) 23108/1014 102 03/84 *
N103SW 2H4(A) 23109/1016 103 03/84 *
N104SW 2H4(A) 23110/1017 104 03/84 *
N105SW 2H4(A) 23249/1095 105 05/85 *
N129SW 2K6(A) 22340/678 129 N148AW 05/93 *
N130SW 2T4(A) 22699/855 130 N83AF 12/84 *
N20SW 2H4 20369/267 20 06/71 06/72
N20SW 2H4(A) 21337/490 20 05/77 *
N21SW 2H4 20345/233 21 06/71 07/78
N22SW 2H4 20336/239 22 06/71 07/78
N23SW 2H4C 20346/258 23 09/71 09/74
N23SW 2H4(A) 21338/494 23 06/77 *
N24SW 2H4(A) 20925/373 24 09/74 *
N25SW 2A1 20095/188 25 PP-SMD 10/74 12/78
N26SW 2H4(A) 21117/423 26 07/75 *
N27SW 2H4(A) 21262/470 27 09/76 *
N28SW 2H4(A) 21339/495 28 07/77 *
N29SW 2H4(A) 21340/499 29 09/77 *
N50SW 2H4(A) 21447/508 50 02/78 *
N51SW 2H4(A) 21448/509 51 02/78 *
N52SW 2H4(A) 21533/524 52 07/78 * (THE HERBERT D. KELLEHER)
N53SW 2H4(A) 21534/526 53 07/78 *
N54SW 2H4(A) 21535/543 54 12/78 *
N55SW 2H4(A) 21593/544 55 12/78 *
N56SW 2H4(A) 21721/553 56 02/79 *
N57SW 2H4(A) 21722/568 57 04/79 *
N59SW 2H4(A) 21811/609 59 10/79 *
N60SW 2H4(A) 21812/611 60 11/79 *
N61SW 2H4(A) 21970/613 61 11/79 *
N62SW 2H4(A) 22060/638 62 03/80 *
N63SW 2H4(A) 22061/639 63 03/80 *
N64SW 2H4(A) 22062/640 64 03/80 *
N67SW 2H4(A) 22356/719 67 12/80 * THE ROLLIN W. KING
N68SW 2H4(A) 22357/725 68 12/80 * THE WINNING SPIRIT
N702ML 2T4(A) 22054/624 702 G-BJXL 05/91 *
N71SW 2H4(A) 22358/732 71 01/81 * THE DONALD G. OGDEN
N721ML 2T4(A) 22697/817 721 N81AF 05/91 06/92 RR N721WN
N721WN 2T4(A) 22697/817 721 N721ML 06/92 *
N722ML 2T4(A) 22698/823 722 N82AF 05/91 /92 RR N722WN
N722WN 2T4(A) 22698/823 722 N722ML /92 *
N73SW 2H4(A) 22673/826 73 12/81 *
*N7379F 2C0 20071/131 379 08/87 09/88 (Also wore CO fln 242 at base of tail)
*N7385F 291(A) 21069/415 08/87 12/88
*N7388F 214 19920/100 388 08/87 09/88 (Also wore CO fln 239 at base of tail)
N74SW 2H4(A) 22674/827 74 12/81 *
N80SW 2H4(A) 22675/839 80 02/82 *
N81SW 2H4(A) 22730/841 81 02/82 *
N82SW 2H4(A) 22731/864 82 04/82 *
N83AF 2T4(A) 22699/855 AF 08/83 12/84 RR N130SW
N83SW 2H4(A) 22732/877 83 05/82 *
N85SW 2H4(A) 22826/878 85 06/82 *
N86SW 2H4(A) 22827/882 86 06/82 *
N87SW 2H4(A) 22903/905 87 09/82 *
N89SW 2H4(A) 22904/913 89 09/82 *
N90SW 2H4(A) 22905/918 90 10/82 *
N91SW 2H4(A) 22963/929 91 12/82 *
N92SW 2H4(A) 22964/933 92 01/83 *
N93SW 2H4(A) 22965/942 93 04/83 *
N94SW 2H4(A) 22053/968 94 05/83 *
N95SW 2H4(A) 22054/969 95 05/83 *
N96SW 2H4(A) 22055/970 96 06/83 * THE FRED J. JONES
*OO-TEM 2Q8(A) 21735/582 02/81 04/83

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2007-06-26 01:25:13 and read 2692 times.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 10):

So are you saying that WN has had more than 500 aircraft in its entire history? If thats true, would you agree that the thread title is a little bit misleading?

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-26 01:31:55 and read 2674 times.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 11):
So are you saying that WN has had more than 500 aircraft in its entire history? If thats true, would you agree that the thread title is a little bit misleading?

Not at all, since it can just as easily be read as current fleet size, which I think most people do.

I mean, in all of AA's or UA's history, they've probably had a couple of thousand different aircraft, not all at the same time, obviously, but cumulatively. Yet, when speaking about their fleets, people usually consider the number of "active" aircraft.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2007-06-26 01:41:44 and read 2651 times.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 12):

Good point. My first thought was the total aircraft in WN's history (hence the term 500th) when I read the headline. My mistake.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: FlagshipAZ
Posted 2007-06-26 02:57:57 and read 2587 times.

In case if anyone is interested, Southwest has operated 72 -200 series, 195 -300 series & of course only 25 of the -500 series. And now 281 of the -700 series. So had WN kept every single 737 it has ever operated, the grand total would be...
573, to date. Oh, and let not forget the 7 727-200s WN had for a brief period.  Wink
Regards.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2007-06-26 04:11:03 and read 2519 times.

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 14):

Thanks for that, FlagshipAZ. I appreciate it. So technically, this next aircraft isn't 'really' the 500th 737 WN has recieved. Just a total of 500 airplanes in the current fleet.

But whatever.....Congrats to WN on that! 500 airplanes with ONE fleet type! I, for one, am totally impressed!!

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-26 04:31:34 and read 2488 times.

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 14):
And now 281 of the -700 series.

280 right now, 281 as of the 28th...  Wink

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: Mattcawby
Posted 2007-06-28 03:03:06 and read 2180 times.

N281WN did a touch and go at Paine Field June 27.
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Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-28 03:09:41 and read 2173 times.

Quoting Mattcawby (Reply 17):
N281WN did a touch and go at Paine Field June 27.

I hope they launch BFI-DAL early enough to arrive before the thunderstorms start firing off (again)..  Sad

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2007-06-28 04:00:44 and read 2105 times.

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 6):
I hope they at least put some special markings on the plane. Like a big "500th" sticker or something.

Looks like you got your wish...

Quoting Mattcawby (Reply 17):
N281WN did a touch and go at Paine Field June 27.

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: WestWing
Posted 2007-06-28 17:01:41 and read 1971 times.

Closeup of nose art, courtesy of Rick Schlamp.

What time is the party scheduled for at DAL ?

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-28 17:25:50 and read 1931 times.

Quoting WestWing (Reply 20):
What time is the party scheduled for at DAL ?

Starts at 4pm, rain or shine, with thunderstorms forecast in the vicinity after 1pm....

FM1800 18014KT P6SM VCTS SCT040CB BKN090

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-28 18:08:34 and read 1869 times.

SWA8725 BFI-DAL ETD 1700Z ETA 2100Z......................

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: OPNLguy
Posted 2007-06-28 20:02:47 and read 1790 times.

Going to be fashionably late it seems...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...5/history/20070628/1748Z/KBFI/KDAL

Topic: RE: Southwest's 500th 737?
Username: Skoker
Posted 2007-06-28 23:36:08 and read 1645 times.

She just touched down.


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