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Why Haven't Any WN -500's Been Repainted?  
User currently offlineSEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Have they just not reached their D, or are they planning on phasing this aircraft type out of their fleet?


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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

I believe it's just because they haven't hit the D check....aside from the -700's, they are some of the newest airplanes in the fleet.

I'd be surprised if there's any plans to get rid of them, mainly because the market is so soft right now. Eventually, they might go when Stage IV becomes a reality and demand is higher, but that could easily be a decade from now.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Hell I have seen a couple of 200s painted in the new colors

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Some of the -200's were painted pretty fast after the introduction of the new livery...I flew on a NC -200 in August of 2001...N95SW I think it was...


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

There is only -one- SWA 737-200 painted in the new scheme, N96SW, "The Fred Jones"

All the -200s are scheduled to be retired by the end of 2005, so it's doubtful that you'll see any more of them repainted...

User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Yeah, there's only 1 of our 200's in the new paint, and it wasn't a mistake like everybody was saying. It was done because it needed it terribly. No other reason.

As for the -500's, it's because they haven't reached their D yet. I asked that same question at our 737 mechanical class.


User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

SJCguy or 737doctor - I flew MCI-LAS a few months ago on a 300 that had the new paint. I was kind of hoping to see what the new interiors were like, but this one still had the "old" configuration with the club seats...I thought they were painting and installing seats at the D check...has that changed?

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