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NW May Get US Airways Airbus's  
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 11094 times:

Just got word that there are a few US Airways busses at the NW MSP maintnence base for NW mechanics to take a look at, if they pass inspection it looks like NW will be taking them.  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3818 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10969 times:

wow, the way these ( if us folds ______ airlines will get _____) posts are coming. If US folds, everyones getting a piece.

User currently offlineAlphascan From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 937 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10925 times:

Burnsie;

What model(s) of Airbi are at MSP?



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10888 times:

It was unclear as to what model, but I know 100% sure that it was not the A321, I believe, its a couple of 319's and 320's

wow, the way these ( if us folds ______ airlines will get _____) posts are coming. If US folds, everyones getting a piece.

I may be misreading it, but this is not the guess who will get, the fact is they are there for that reason.



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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7593 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10863 times:

Now, how did you "just get word of this"?

I don't buy one ounce of this.....


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10833 times:

My dad is a airline pilot for NW, so maybe you should check into it a little more  Big grin Not to mention I dont see why this would be hard to believe

[Edited 2004-09-21 03:25:51]


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10774 times:

Pilots....!!! The biggest rumor starters in the airlines.

Since the USAirways aircraft are leased, they would first need to be removed from the USAIrways OPS Spec before they could be sent back out to a new customer. Also, all outstanding checks and inspections would need to be addressed.



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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10764 times:

Not to mention I dont see why this would be hard to believe

Hmmm...maybe because those Airbuses are needed for US revenue service. They're not just going to take vital aircraft out of a busy weekday schedule and fly them to a competitor's hub to let them "see" these airplanes "in case of a liquidation."

I don't buy it either....


N670UW


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10742 times:

Well im pretty sure, SEEING IS Believing


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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10718 times:

Actually, NW, US, UA, and HP all use the largest French banks for most their Airbus financing. There is no reason to doubt they would want to shop their aircraft among their customers---they, are, after all, the owners---not the airline.

Does seem a bit soon, however.


User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10704 times:

I do know that Usairways has a handful of 319 and 320's stored. I believe a half dozen or so. Also some of there Airbuses are owned, not all are leased.

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10701 times:

Well im pretty sure, SEEING IS Believing

You're exactly right. Show me a few pictures of those Airbuses at NW's MSP maintenance base so I can see them and be able to believe you.



N670UW


User currently offlineCdgdtw From United States of America, joined May 2003, 200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10663 times:

That's like saying to someone they could use your liver for a few months until you die . . . you won't need it. US Isn't dead. They are still operating an airline and probably need aircraft to do so. It would be pretty bold to send their planes (and awfully nice of the leasing company) for a once over by NW when they are still trying to fly.



User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10658 times:

I wonder if NW might be interested in US's DC-9's! g-p


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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10629 times:

I do know that Usairways has a handful of 319 and 320's stored. I believe a half dozen or so.

US has no stored Airbus aircraft. All have returned to service.


N670UW


User currently offlineNWAskyteam From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10629 times:

Your facts seem a little unclear there Burnsie...first of all why would a pilot be privy to what is going on over in maintenance besides hearing a rumor from someone else. I agree with the earlier posts, NW like all other airlines, is full of unsubstantiated rumors. Why would NW be shopping for new narrow bodies when it is still pulling them from the desert? The only fleet group being replaced currently is the DC-10 and 747-200. It would make more sense that NW is looking at 330s...and that rumor has been floating around for some time about NW wanting US 330s.

User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10627 times:

Another possibility if it is true, there are there is 3 or 4 319's were turned back into the lessor and maybe the lessor is showing them? Shrug? I will check at work in am also to see what is/was at the hanger. Maybe US contracted some type of maintence to be done to them? Just brainstorming, never know.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10613 times:

burnsie, just where did you hear this from?


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User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10582 times:

Ok wasn't sure N670UW.

I was under the impression that 3 of there 319-100 were returned to the lessor not so long ago. Maybe my buddy there is wrong.


User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10567 times:

Acfts 707, 726, 728, and 729 that were briefly returned have been re-leased and are operating with US.



N670UW


User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10513 times:

Ah ok cool thanks. I need to update my records here lol. Been working to much.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10494 times:

burnsie, just where did you hear this from?

For the second time, my dad who is an NW employee.



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User currently offlineDasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10464 times:

Actually you are all wrong I myself will be buying all of Us airways Airbuses I just sent my trophy wife down with the check...



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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7593 posts, RR: 27
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10437 times:

Let me take a guess at this, I make a bet there is a US Airbus up at MSP right now. In fact, I guarentee it......

You know why, because its SCHEDULED!!!!
US RON's a A319 from PHL in MSP nightly.

Some nimrod (not necessairly your father) probably saw the 'bus up in MSP and thought OMG!!!!! NW is looking US's Airbus's, they're definetely gonna buy 'em! And then the rumor mill got in full motion. Before too long I'm sure the rumor will change to than NW is taking US's retired F-100's out of the desert to open a focus city at PIT......

Anyways, even if their was an iota of truth to this, this is not standard procedure for how this would even unfold.

US, its creditors, the leasehold, whoever, wouldn't fly to aircraft up to MSP. They would invite NW reps to come to wherever the aircraft is parked at. Creditors and leaseholds generally don't fly their aircraft across the country in search of customers.

Also since NW is in Ch. 11, the courts would have to approve of such transactions, which would be public knowledge.

Beyond that, NW doesn't really need more 'buses, especially 2nd hand aircraft. They've got other fleet priorities to address, primarily the long-haul widebody fleet and the low end of mainline and high end of regional aircraft, which shall remain nameless.


User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7593 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10425 times:

Sorry I meant US is in Ch. 11, not NW before I go down in flames.....

25 Post contains images Iowaman : Also since NW is in Ch. 11 When did this happen??
26 Burnsie28 : Gee PSU.DTW.SCE- Tell me again when NW filed for Chapter 11??????
27 PSU.DTW.SCE : I heard it from my landlord's uncle's brother's dentist's neighbor who's garbage man used to mop bathrooms at DTW that NW is in Ch. 11[Edited 2004-09-
28 Post contains images ILSApproach : NWA in bankruptcy.................who started this rumor???? Well let's see the armchair experts here got USAirways fleet divided up, and they are wor
29 Post contains images Fjnovak1 : I'll take all of the Northwest 757's once they liquidate... I'm gonna start up a new competitor to Delta's Song....... I'm gonna call it "Dance" -- th
30 ILSApproach : Song and Dance should be the tiltle to this thread!!!!
31 MikeM2648 : I'll buy the niner's and turn them into a nationwide chain of restaurants ....course....at their age people might not feel safe dining in them... har
32 ILSApproach : Maybe if USAirways was still flying nines..................................might be a different story........................LOL Mike
33 NW7E7 : Could somebody grab a ((!!SEPTEMBER!!) issue of NW Worldtraveler Mag and tell me how many DC-9's there are?
34 ILSApproach : LOL....................still about 150................. Mike@MSP..................
35 MikeM2648 : NW7E7, Their investor's website is currently showing 163, -Mike
36 NW7E7 : Hmmm...if it is at 150 then they have retired several since July. In the August edition it said there were 163 left. My conclusion is that they are sl
37 Dc10guy : Are the US Airbuses parked next to the 717's ???
38 ILSApproach : It was just a guess let's not get picky..................all I know is a helluva lot of fly over my house...................all day long!!!! They work
39 Post contains links and images NW7E7 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Steve D Hall Here are some dead DC9's to look at! Is that a new c/s NW 742 that I see in the middle of those -200's
40 ILSApproach : Thay are parked there just resting......................got to give them a break for 100% utilization..................................LOL Mike @ MSP.
41 Post contains images Andrewuber : Hey - while we're on topic - does anyone know when NW will retire those DC-9's?
42 PSU.DTW.SCE : The aircraft in that picture aren't dead..... The the NW storage lot you see. The lone Airbus and 4 757's are all in temp. storage. Same goes for the
43 Post contains links Pilottim747 : Well I can't say I've seen the US Airways Airbuses at MSP or DTW (besides the scheduled aircraft). But I can provide some evidence. I found two old fl
44 NW7E7 : OOOOO I just got served. I stand corrected. One question though. Why would NW put a newly painted aircraft to the desert? I would think that they woul
45 Dc10guy : Why would NW have to see the airplanes ??? They don't believe the records ??? Wouldn't it be easier to send a mechanic to the plane rather than vise v
46 NW7E7 : When US goes under NW will definitely get some A319's. Watch and learn.
47 Flaps : Having read this entire thread (god knows why) I have once again come to the conclusion that there are way too many self important @##holes in this fo
48 Post contains images A330323X : I can't believe I'm even responding to this thread. Well I can't say I've seen the US Airways Airbuses at MSP or DTW (besides the scheduled aircraft).
49 PilotNtrng : Hey Burnsie, will you be giving the employees of US Air the big smile and the thumbs up if they lose their jobs? We are in dire straits and if we fold
50 Burnsie28 : No, I wont give the thumbs up, I feel bad for all the US employees that may lose their jobs if the worst comes to worst. However, if this is true, aga
51 NZblue : Quite well said PilotNtrng. SHOULD US Airways face the end of the road by filing for Chapter 7, it would mean so many lives disrupted and so many peop
52 Pilottim747 : Man, you guys need to relax a little. It's a rumor that Burnsie decided to post on a.net (like many other users). Don't kill the messenger. Is it true
53 Jetjack74 : I could see NW getting the US A330's Purely speculation. No one knows what the leasing company is going to do with US's A330's. But NW is not going to
54 Post contains images Thrust : It is definitely a possibility to me NW will take U.S. Airways' A330s. They have engine commonality....plus I would think the A319s and A320s would be
55 Macdaddy : just to chip in on this one, All the best to US, not because they have a nice livery or a diverse fleet, but becuase i flew with them and used to disp
56 Artsyman : Pilots....!!! The biggest rumor starters in the airlines. ***** Yes, why believe people that work for the airlines when you can believe a bunch of 13
57 Post contains images AviatorTJ : As PSU.DTW.SCE noted, Northwest currently has Airbus withdrawn from rotation. The number of frames stored has dropped from four to one, over the summe
58 777ER : Anyway....where is ScottysAir when you need him?? Does he have a new username? ScottysAir is still here as I read one of his posts a few days ago. He
59 Lat41 : This could be as innocuous as US having maintenance work done under contract. Sometimes we read thing into events......
60 E7plnr : If NWA was to inspect US aircraft we would have to allocate mech's to do that......and that has not happened. We are busy enough keeping our current f
61 N801NW : E7plnr: Were the A320's (3277/78) delivered this year or last?
62 E7plnr : 3277..Nov 03 3278..Dec 03
63 HlywdCatft : Wasnt this rumor going on last year, remember the Northwest will get US Airbuses and the PHL hub for Atlantic operations going around last year. The y
64 Post contains images PHLBOS : In the spirit of (and apologies to) Monty Python and the Holy Grail NW: Bring out your dead! *Clang* US: I'm not dead yet!
65 Post contains images NWADC9 : Do you think it's a possibility that NW might also take US's A321's too? "I wonder if NW might be interested in US's DC-9's! g-p" If they are, then I'
66 Usairways16bwi : i got a question, its kind of off topic, but here goes: IF UA goes under soon(before US) will that give US a chance to recover? Who would get most of
67 Post contains images Mikey711MN : LOL, PHLBOS!!! To keep the scene going... NW: Bring out your dead! *clang* US: I feel better! NW: Bring out your dead! *clang* US: I think I'll go for
68 Nzblue : i got a question, its kind of off topic, but here goes: IF UA goes under soon(before US) will that give US a chance to recover? Who would get most of
69 Nwdc10 : Never will happen. NW wants their own jets. Robert NWDC10
70 Dayflyer : Yada, Yada. No one airline can afford to keep millions of dollars worth of equipment which could be earning revenue out of service...ESPECIALLY those
71 Post contains images Nwaflyboi : NWA(and Jetblue) are hovering over US like vulchers.NWA wants the airbus because,Airbus has been burned by US and UA because of bankruptsy.Airbus will
72 Bobnwa : Nwaflyboi, Of the 127 Airbus's that US has, 72 of them are leased. Airbus has not been burned by these aircraft as they are owned by lessors and all p
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