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NW DC-9 Retirement Update  
User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8212 times:

Just found out that ship #9909 (N959N 47255) has been sent to "storage". She will join #9902 (N952N 47073), #9905 (N955N 47160), #9937 (N908H 47517), and #9962 (N914RW 41362) for a well deserved retirement.


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Just in case anyone wanted to know,
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User currently offlineFavre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8104 times:

Also ship #9152 DC-9-10 is on its way today to MZJ for retirement..


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8049 times:

9152!!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!, I flew on that one 7/17/04. She was such a cute little bird. I'm gunna miss her alot. N8911E, You will be missed.


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User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5126 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8030 times:

Which planes and how many did NW order to replace the DC9's?

KL911


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8020 times:

They are ordering 30 DC-9-50s  Big grin


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8006 times:

Nope, they are refurbishing, reengining and super-stretching some DC-3's. Big grin




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User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5126 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8011 times:

If only Rekkof would hurry up and offer the Fokker 70NG soon....
I love the F70, get to fly it again next week MRS-AMS on KLM.

KL911


User currently onlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3760 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7969 times:
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Northwest DC-9's, as usual...
That's something we talk about a lot in airliners.net. You can't miss posts about NW DC-9's when you come to the forum. Northwest is expecting to retire its last DC-9 in 2010, replacement could be either the B-717 (however I doubt it because that one doesn't seem to have a future), the Airbus A318/319 or the EMB-190.
Northwest has three different DC-9 variants, the 10, the 30 and the 50.
The 10's are gone, if not gone yet there are very few left, they have been replaced with Avro RJ's.
The 30's which make up the majority of the DC-9 fleet at Northwest could in my opinion be replaced in the long run with a mixture of A318's/319's and EMB-190's.
The 50's coulc be replaced with additional A319's.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 755 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7944 times:
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I always love the discussions regarding NW DC-9's. GKirk, you gave me my laugh of the day!

Frankly, I have always loved the DC-9, most recently flew a NW 9-30 about 6 weeks ago.

The 737-200 sure seems to have a lot of fans here, but I am definitely not one of them. I do about anything to avoid getting stuck on one of them!



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User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7814 times:

American 767.................NWA does have some -40's too! Check reg's N750NW thru N763NW.


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7809 times:

Give me a DC9 any day over a CRJ!


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

Being born and raised in MSP I love the nines! Kind of ironic that the CRJ's brought back service we used to see from DC9's .....being in my 40's I sure remember 9's puddle jumping all over the country like the CRJ's are doing now!

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7596 times:

There was a -15 still in service I thought, just saw a photo of one recently in the DB.

Where are the remaining -14's still flying to?


User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7554 times:

NWA DC-9 talk...SO great lol... For the newcomer that asked what they'll be replaced with... My personal opinion buddy is a mixture of More A319, and CRJ-200/700

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17015 posts, RR: 67
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7544 times:

remember 9's puddle jumping all over the country

I thought "puddle jumping" referred to the actual puddle, ie the Atlantic. But I may be wrong.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7528 times:

Starlionblue........................American figure of speech too.................I know what you are saying though.

mike


User currently offlineD950 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7159 times:

For a simple fit form function drop in replacement, why does anything but the 717 make any sense??


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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7134 times:

"Puddle-Jumper"
Anything less than 51 seats.....We sometimes refer to the Atlantic as the "Pond"



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7050 times:

#9151, N8909E is still in service. Had the pleasure of a ride Sunday Aug29 LAN-DTW.
safe



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User currently offlineFokker50 From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7026 times:

I agree with KL911, they can replace them for Rekkof, or, if they don't have enought money to buy new ones, they can purchase some ex AA ones. It could be a nice replacement.

[Edited 2004-08-31 23:37:17]


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User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6983 times:

Id like to try an experiment... place a DC9 and a CRJ, side by side, going to the same destination. Offer passengers either aircraft, as confirmed by the view out the window. See which aircraft fills up first. I bet the DC9 leaves out of there full.


Go yakkin !!!!!!
User currently offlineErj145lr From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

GulfstreamGuy, where did you find out this information, iks there a certain website you found it on, or generally use to get this sort of of information?

User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

Gulfstream guy is a CSA for NW. Check his profile.

User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6437 times:

To all the DC-9's: Thanks for the memories!


If not now, then when?
User currently offlineDbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6292 times:

Are these DC 9s up for maintence checks, is that why they're going to the desert?

25 Jblake1 : .... for power push backs .... for upgrades to first class We Thank you!
26 KL642 : I was just on a NW DC9-50 MSP-DTW a couple of weeks ago. We were sitting in row 25 right next to one of the engines. Next time I wear earplugs!
27 Isitsafenow : KL642..I knew a guy in the DTW area who bought a Porche a few years ago. I asked him did he get the disc player and premium sound for the extra cost?
28 NWADC9 : No, no, no, no, no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2010? I've heard 2030, but 2010? I don't like the sound of that. I love that plane (as
29 PSU.DTW.SCE : Guys (and gals) Everyone calm down. This is just a continuation of the same plan that NW has been following since the mid-late 90's. The DC-9 fleet fo
30 Wagz : Wow, I caught N8912E (DC-9-14) at PHL on Saturday. I'm glad caught it, since it looks like they won't be around much longer. I'm still not sure what i
31 Post contains images Thrust : It is too bad NW decided not to paint a DC-9-10 in the new colors. I must've flown tons of TWA DC-9-10s and NWA DC-9-10s. The DC-9-10 is the real thin
32 BR715-A1-30 : Actually, from doing a little bit of research, there are quite a few DC9-30s out there with more cycles than Ship 9152 had. :-(. I will miss that plan
33 M404 : ILSApproach Thanks for remembering the oft forgotten -40, the most proportionatly pleasing (fuselage length) of the series to me. Not many of them aro
34 Acidradio : I took 9909 once from MSP-DLH to go on a date. What a solid piece of steel cruising the skies of Minnesota! But, last time I looked it up, it had an i
35 GulfstreamGuy : Erj145lr, NW7E7 is right. I am a CSA for NW and every quarter, NW publishes an Aircraft Fleet Information booklet that lists the entire fleet for NW
36 E7plnr : GulfstreamGuy is correct, yet the Aircraft Fleet Information booklet does not tell the whole story. The following is the DC-9 plan through March 2005.
37 BENNETT123 : Given the age of some of these jets, does anyone have details of Hrs and Cycles of individual aircraft, and the limits. Kl911, I think that people wil
38 Isitsafenow : E7plner....GEEEZ..if your post is correct, I was on 9151 on the 29th, just a couple of days before retirement. I was on the LAN-DTW leg and then it wa
39 DeltaWings : Actually the EMB-175 would directly replace the -10s, while the EMB-195 or 717 would directly replace the -30s. The -40s will mostlikely be replaced b
40 Post contains images GKirk : A318s and A319s for NW methinks
41 MauriceB : for the ones that thinks that the Fokker F-70 is going to replace the DC-9's well i have to say its 99% sure this isn't going to happen 1- the change
42 United_Fan : Looks like a 'shorty' bites the dust.... Airline Northwest Flight Number 9750 Departure City (Airport) Minneapolis, MN (MSP) Departure Time 09/01/200
43 Post contains images BoeingPride800 : I'll miss the DC-9's. I wish I could work on those aircraft.
44 Post contains images BR715-A1-30 : First 9152, then 9151 today. Man. I feel so lucky that I got to fly on that. At least GPT is good for something.
45 BENNETT123 : Given that when RP-C1507 crashed in 1998, that it had 73,784 Hours on the clock according to http://Aviation-safety.net it seems doubtful whether the
46 Dsuairptman : BR715 "At least GPT is good for something." You said it!!!
47 NWDC10 : I know many people like the DC-9 and will miss it when they are gone. I will miss the DC-10 when it is no longer in service also. Robert NWDC10
48 Supa7E7 : I probably rode on that bird, today's casualty DC-9-10, but if not, I certainly HEARD it scream over my house many, many times. It is pretty momentous
49 Isitsafenow : Mr. McDonnell had nothing to do with that bird, SUPA.... #45770 Built by Douglas Aircraft Co, Long Beach CA 1n 1966 The aircraft retained it same reg.
50 Post contains images Northwest717 : Now guys, stop kidding yourselves! You, as well as I, know what Northwest will replace their fleet with. I mean seriously, it is a done battle. The wi
51 Post contains images NW7E7 : Yeah it will be sad to see the NW7E7's retire...in about 50 years!
52 BR715-A1-30 : I am sad to see the DC9-10s go. I remember hearing Dazed767 saying that it was the loudest plane he had been on, but when I ventured back into Rows 15
53 Frugalqxnwa : I have never flown on a -10, and probably never will, but am also sad to see them go. The day the last 9 goes will be a sad day indeed, but rest assur
54 Thrust : I flew an NW DC-9 several years back...believe it was right after New Year's Day, in January 2002. Got to sit right next to the port engine, in the ve
55 Prm1fan : Any news on B742's N645NW & N646NW? I'm lead to believe that their leases were up on the 26th?
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