747SPA330MD11 From Germany, joined Dec 2003, 100 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5443 times:
I just surfed in the database and found out that a lot of 737-400 of US-Airways were broken up in Greenwood, Mississippi last year? Ok, US Airways changed to Airbus, but why this happen to the N407US - N416US, there were not that old. All were build in 1988. Quite a lot much older 737-200 are still flying.
Ifly2eat From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4920 times:
The -400's have the same style cockpits as B-757/767, two "glass" screens on each side of the cockpit with the other flights instruments being analogue. The over head panels of every single B-737 are pretty much the same with very few differences. This is primarily because Southwest convinced Boeing to keep type commonality for the 737. You buy 1,000+ airplanes you get what you want. The -400's never really fully caught on because they added weight to the plane without adding any fuel so the range decreased. Boeing corrected that with the -800. Frankly, as 777ER said the planes are worth more as parts than complete airplanes. Not like there is a shortage of B-737 out there.
ClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 671 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4804 times:
the only case were new aircrafts were fitted with 'retro-cockpits' is Ansett's early 762s, which were fitted with a 3-man-cockpit, holding on to the flight engineers place. I wonder what happened to those......
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777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11675 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4595 times:
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according to http://www.ansett.com.au/aircraft/aircraft_f.htm only VH-RME has been scraped and is being sold as parts. VH-RMM, RMO, BZF, BZI, BZM and BZL have been redelieved to new owners. The other remaining 767s are either being stored at Melbourne or are at Majove
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 69 Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4551 times:
Normally true. However, USAir special-ordered the 737-300/400 with the old style flight instruments. They have no "glass" at all. Possibly this was done to make them match the -200 fleet already on the property. This no doubt rendered them less marketable as used airplanes.
Further, it is a mistake to assume that the airline owns the airplanes. This is rarely true, as search of the civil aircraft registry will show. Most are mortgaged and the real owner decides the fate of the airframes.
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