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Why The 737-400 Of US Airways Were Broken Up?  
User currently offline747SPA330MD11 From Germany, joined Dec 2003, 100 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6245 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.

Has somebody an answer ??

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12211 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6214 times:
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As there are thousands of used B737s on the market then US Airways would not get much for them so they have reduced them to parts to help keep other B737s flying. Parts are worth more these days.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6167 times:

I took some pics of 3 USAirways 734's in IGM in July,later I read they were flown to France to be scrapped  Sad Sad,sad,sad.


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User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5997 times:

im sure i read something a while back on this site that the 737-400's were broken up as they had a 737-200 style cockpit. i could be going mad though!


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User currently offlineIfly2eat From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5722 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.


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User currently offlineClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5606 times:

BY188B,

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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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12211 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5397 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

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5353 times:

Ifly2eat

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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User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5252 times:

I thought US inherited all the 400's from Piedmont. I don't think US operated the 400 before the merger. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5097 times:

Thanks Slamclick, i thought id read that somewhere.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4945 times:

Ramprat74

Come to think of it, I think you are right about the -400s coming from Piedmont. However, they were equipped with the same gauges as the US -300 fleet.






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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4676 times:

simple answer - there are too many 737 on the market. They are worth more as parts, especially those which are coming up on the expensive "D" check.

there are only 4 ex-US 737 at GWO AFAIK

bruce



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