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Topic: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: United Airline
Posted 2012-06-09 00:19:43 and read 9907 times.

What's up with the two ex-NW B747-200s? Are they still with Delta doing charter flights?

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: aviationbuff08
Posted 2012-06-09 00:41:47 and read 9844 times.

No they were retired not long after the merger. I don't believe they ever saw the DL Livery. I think the tail of one was cut into little pieces and give to former NWA employees as a way to remember NWA.

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: LOWS
Posted 2012-06-09 03:27:32 and read 9614 times.

Aren't those planes in service to that new NYC-Russia airline? Batavia?

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: bottie
Posted 2012-06-09 15:21:34 and read 7368 times.

You mean this one probably:

http://www.baltia.com/

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: LOWS
Posted 2012-06-09 16:35:51 and read 6692 times.

Quoting bottie (Reply 3):


You mean this one probably:

http://www.baltia.com/

That's it!

Are they ever going to be approved?

[Edited 2012-06-09 16:41:04]

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: gothamspotter
Posted 2012-06-09 17:08:32 and read 6382 times.

Quoting LOWS (Reply 2):
Aren't those planes in service to that new NYC-Russia airline? Batavia?

Only one went to Baltia: N623US, which is now N706BL. Baltia's other plane is from PIA, N705BL.

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: bottie
Posted 2012-06-10 04:49:07 and read 3708 times.

I've seen the 706 in Baltia c/s at VCV in Sep 2011, the 705 in basic PIA c/s I've seen leaving MZJ in 2010.

If they ever will start flying ... don't know, I won't put my money on that bet  

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: nwaesc
Posted 2012-06-10 05:28:39 and read 3595 times.

Quoting aviationbuff08 (Reply 1):
I think the tail of one was cut into little pieces and give to former NWA employees as a way to remember NWA.

My timelines may be off, but I'm pretty sure both were still flying around after we received those pieces?

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: jfk777
Posted 2012-06-10 05:30:53 and read 3589 times.

Is Balita ever going to start flying ? They have been in the press for 10 years but no schdeuled flights yet.

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2012-06-10 13:15:59 and read 3157 times.

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 8):
Is Balita ever going to start flying ? They have been in the press for 10 years but no schdeuled flights yet.

Their original plans date back about 23 years to 1989.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/airlinerep...fter-being-a-startup-for-21-years/

Topic: RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?
Username: MSPNWA
Posted 2012-06-10 18:43:06 and read 2863 times.

Quoting aviationbuff08 (Reply 1):
No they were retired not long after the merger. I don't believe they ever saw the DL Livery. I think the tail of one was cut into little pieces and give to former NWA employees as a way to remember NWA.

Correct on the first two counts. They were retired in late 2009 if I remember right.

But the one that was cut up for the employee mementos was N622US, which was retired in 2003.


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