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The Next Big Order For NWA  
User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5658 times:
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What do you think is the next order for NWA?
Anyone think an A-340?


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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5631 times:

About 426 of those nice things that we call PW JT8D-219s!


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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13754 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5607 times:
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What do you think is the next order for NWA?

A DC-9 replacement!

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User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5602 times:

More CRJ-440 or 200 more than likely.

User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

NWA Management Meeting:

CEO of NWA: The next big order for our airline will be the ........ HOLY $#^@ I DIDNT KNOW WE STILL HAD DC-9's FLYING FOR US!!!..... Hehe  Nuts



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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5572 times:

How could NW even consider getting rid of the DC-9? It's a timeless classic!  Big grin Besides, what other running joke could we perpetuate on the forums if they got rid of the DC-9's?

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5557 times:
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I would hesitate to say that NW would order anymore aircraft for the mainline operation, at least within the next 6 months. I would think that more CRJ's would be ordered if they mainline pilots agree to concessions allowing NW to bring more of them into the fleet. I doubt they will agree to it. Do we have any options on further possible orders for A330's?


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User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5519 times:

I certainly hope they keep there DC-9s as long as possible. I have yet to fly on one but I will someday soon.


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

I swear to god I'm going to shove a boot up whoever's ass says "a 717 order"  Yeah sure

Watch yourself EACOAS  Nuts


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

Would löööve to see NW with 6 of A346 and 8 of 343XE, DC-9 is looong gone  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
346 instead of 744 / 343XE instead of DC10.
Thats my dream of the future NW......

Mike//SE  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5382 times:

Hey DfwRevolution, THEY ARE GONNA ORDER THE 717. ONE OF THESE DAYS THEY WILL...... JUST YOU WAIT AND SEE..... hehehe!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Wink/being sarcastic  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Tim

BTW, you better keep your boots in Texas where they belong!  Big grin I just had to post this because, well look at my Username and take a BIG guess....  Big grin


User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

346 instead of 744 / 343XE instead of DC10

I don't see that happening at all.

I think NW's future orders will consist of more RJ's (and possibly larger RJ's like the CRJ700) and more A319/A320. In my opinion, I don't think there will be one single, set DC-9 replacement. I think the replacement will be a mix of RJ's and A319's/A320's. The smaller DC-9 markets (intra-Michigan, northern Plains) will see the RJ's (again, possibly CRJ700), and larger markets (like ATL, EWR, DFW, ORD, DCA, etc.) will see the Airbus.



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

BTW, you better keep your boots in Texas where they belong! I just had to post this because, well look at my Username and take a BIG guess....

"These boots were made for walking in, and they'll walk all over you"  Big grin

The smaller DC-9 markets (intra-Michigan, northern Plains) will see the RJ's (again, possibly CRJ700), and larger markets (like ATL, EWR, DFW, ORD, DCA, etc.) will see the Airbus.

When I made my first DFW-MSP trip in 2000 it was on a DC9, after summer of 2001, it has been an Airbus every time. As for the other MSP-DUL run that I find myself on, it is a usually a mix of Arvos and DC9s... I don't see why it couldn't be turned over to all RJ ops...


User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Heh, DfwRevolution, not if I grab my steeltoe boots first!  Big grin


-Tim


User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5307 times:

When I made my first DFW-MSP trip in 2000 it was on a DC9, after summer of 2001, it has been an Airbus every time. As for the other MSP-DUL run that I find myself on, it is a usually a mix of Arvos and DC9s... I don't see why it couldn't be turned over to all RJ ops...

That's what I'm saying. (BTW, DFW still has 4 DC-9's to MSP, and 2 to MEM) Routes like MSP-DFW, DTW-DCA, MSP-EWR, etc. will see the Airbus, and routes like MSP-DLH, DTW-TVC, etc. will see the RJ.



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User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5283 times:

Just add winglets to those great dc-9's!. Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineAGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5253 times:

Actually, if it weren't for all the CRJ's,. I'd say that the EMB-170 and EMB-190/195 family had a good chance. While I'd love them to buy the 717, I think the EMB-190 series would be nice. I've always loved 2 X 2 seating, no one stuck in the middle. And it would cover the lower RJ range (the -170) and up into the DC-9 range (the -195), because as we have been told time and time again, its not about what it the enthusiasts want, its all about the bottom line.



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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6441 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5190 times:

According to AW&ST, at year end 2003 NWA had on order/option A319 (11), A320 (8), A333 (67). The DC-9 fleet is projected to shrink by 5 in 2004 and by 15 in 2005.

FYI, the NWA DC-9-50's actually have one more seat than the A319s (125 vs 124), so the A319 is a natural replacement for the -50s. There were 35 -50s in the fleet at end 2003. The rest of the DC-9 fleet is composed of 100-pax DC9-30s (97 owned/13 leased) and 110-pax DC9-40s (12).



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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5163 times:

Just out of curiosity why so much speculation on potential orders for airlines (UA, NW) that are barely viable? They will be in no position to order new airplanes for a while.




User currently offlineMSPXJGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 150 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5132 times:

NW will continue to send mainline planes into DLH because they have a maintenence hanger up there. If I'm not mistaken, part of the agreement NW made with the state of MN they have to have so many people employed there.

I personally would love to see NW buy some ERJ170-190s. No more sending little 44 or 50 seaters accross the country. Yeah yeah, its about bottom line, but what ever happened to comfort??? lol, sure those days are probably long gone. And I doubt the ERJs are much more comfortable than CRJ-700s? I don't know, could be worng.

I'd say best guess, CRJs will be the next large order. That and they might convert some of their A330 options into orders. (Will be nice to see those in MSP).


User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6441 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5069 times:

"And I doubt the ERJs are much more comfortable than CRJ-700s?"

FYI, the E170 is a more comfortable aircraft than the CRJ-700. In fact, it has wider seats and a wider aisle than the 737 but with no middle seats.




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User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5027 times:

I tend to agree with N79969. Most of the large US carriers can't afford large orders of new planes. I think there will be more consideration given to updating current planes. UA, Delta, NW, etc. are just trying to survive at this point.
I certainly don't think the US carriers will go out and buy big status symbol new planes such as 773 or 346's or 380's just because airlines like LH or Singapore have them. Hopefully airlines like UA will be in that position again.
Things are just getting nastier with the higher fuel prices in the US.
Would it be cool to see a NW 346? You bet. But, hey, I think the 744 is just as cool. Same goes for UA's 744's.



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineSoaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4975 times:

They might go for the 380's......

And the next big order: 10000 tunas, 20000 cokes etc. etc.  Smile



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Ok lemme dream here:

NW places an order for 50 73Gs with options to purchase 50 more.

Now that would be good to replace those D9s.



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User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

Rumor has it that it will be Q400s with 69 seats possibly operated by a 3rd Airlink company. Configured with 7 First Class, 62 Coach. Along with that additional A319/20s to replace the DC9 Fleet. Either that or 717s or 777s.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

25 B757capt : A brand new CEO would be nice
26 M404 : B757capt A comment like yours has been inserted in other forum threads on NW before but whenever other readers ask Why RA should be replaced an answer
27 Na : One thing that most likely will happen is that NWA gets some more 744s secondhand, maybe even a handful to convert them to SFs to replace the older qu
28 Canoecarrier : Minutes of the last NW board meeting: "after years of trying to decide which cities will get Airbus service and which will get RJ's, I have decided to
29 Post contains images 7E72004 : I think the next big order will be a bunch of DC-9s from Mojave...some old Midway DC-9s or USAir DC-9s??
30 Roberta : I think we will definitely see a mixture of regional jets and A319's replacing the DC-9's. The 717 is out of the question. NW will begin to consider t
31 Bobnwa : B757capt, I also am waiting by my computer for your detailed report on RA failures as a CEO. I live quite far from MSP and am not always on top of all
32 Jetjack74 : Bob, I wouldn't waste your time with this joker. His profile says he's 21-25. I don't know any captains at Northwest or any airline that could be age
33 UnitedTristar : Some one made mention in another thread (which I cannot find now) that NW was looking at the Rakkof Fokker 100 for a joint order with KL and AF. I don
34 Spoon04 : Placing the RA subplot aside, wouldn't the next aquisition call for 318's to replace the DC-9-10's and 30's? After all, a common type-rating for the 3
35 Post contains images SeaMeFly : I, for one, would like to see NW place an order of 7E7
36 AGrayson514 : I'd love for them to get the 7E7's and open up some new routes, and I think its actually quite likely, but not any time soon. Whoever said that NW wou
37 KarlB737 : In all seriousness I believe that in order for NWA to stay afloat they will keep spending to a minimum and continue the current trend of a few additio
38 NWADC9 : You want to replace me!? Signed, N994Z, N613EA, and friends
39 Maiznblu_757 : That's what I'm saying. (BTW, DFW still has 4 DC-9's to MSP, and 2 to MEM) Routes like MSP-DFW, DTW-DCA, MSP-EWR, etc. will see the Airbus, and routes
40 Btblue : How about A318's with P&W's?
41 Post contains images 7E72004 : Bring back the concorde...how sweet to see NW colors on one of those beauties
42 Dtwintlflyer : I am surprised there weren't more DC9 jokes! I think the future makeup for NW will continue to be what you see today (A333,A332,A319,A320 and rj). No
43 M404 : My guess is that movement will come from the 67 330s left on paper. I doubt if all are confirmed versus option. Does anyone have the numbers (I miss I
44 BoingGoingGone : After flying in one.... I hope ERJ-170/190's. Man... What a ride.
45 IVO : M404 There are 10 A330-200 and 22 A330-300 confirmed. Ivo
46 NWDC10 : If P&W can make more efficient engines and Airbus improves the A340-500 to make it lighter etc, I seriousely would love to see NWA purchase A340-500's
47 Jetjack74 : IVO, The official confirmed order is for 10 A332, and 14, A333= 24 total.
48 Post contains images Flyguyclt : NWA's next big order: Will be whatever fits the airline in the best way possible with the highest financial returns on investments. NWA has always bee
49 Isitsafenow : I really would not get worked up about the next aircraft from NW or any carrier. Unless the price of fuel drops, all the cash reserves are to be earma
50 Post contains images Bohica : Re-engine the DC-9's with BR715 engines.
51 Jetjack74 : Someone mentioned A318? I wouldn't bet on it. It's heavy enough as it is, and with the price of fuel being as high as it is the chances of an A318 ord
52 Dl021 : nwdc10 I think the A340's will fly longer but eventually be replaced with new a/c unless Airbus improves the A340 and adds the same engines that will
53 NWDC10 : My goof. I also know NW won't purchase A318's. The A319 is a better a/c for DC-9's replacement. Robert NWDC10
54 HlywdCatft : I'm not saying I know this or nor am I making up rumors, but I knew a couple jetbridge operators at DTW who said that the A318 would be too difficult
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