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NWA 747-200 At ORD Yesterday  
User currently offlineORDZW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

Hey there NW folks,

I was just wondering if anyone knows why there was a passenger 747-200 parked over at the Delta hangar last night in ORD. The usual cargo 747 was parked inside, and the 747-200 was outside on the ramp. It was quite cool to see, we don't see too many classic 747s in Chicago. It looked nice and shiny in the new NW colors.

Thanks for any help!


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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7648 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

It was there to receive an unscheduled engine change. Ship 6638 needed an engine change and was ferried in from LAX. The aircraft was to operate LAX-NRT but instead a A332 was ferried in at the last minute as a substitution.

User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

ORDZW,

You got me thinking now. Do you guys have anyone other than cargo operators that operate a classic 747 in there? KLM with the 743 was the last that I could remember, but that is now a 744, right? As for cargo, I know that NW uses them and I saw a Kalita last week.


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4108 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

Iowa744fan:

No passenger airlines currently fly scheduled flights to ORD using a classic 747.


User currently offlineORDZW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

PSU.DTW.SCE - Thanks for the quick reply!

I was trying to think if anyone flew a classic in on a regular basis, but FriendlySkies is correct, there are no scheduled passenger flights that use a 742. The only time I have seen one is on an equipment change. The most recent example was when Iberia sent one in instead of its regular A340. That is really the only time we get to see 742 passenger service anymore.



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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

As of 15:30 local, the aircraft was still at Delta's hangar. I believe #2 engine was the one that was changed, as all the cowlings are off of it. The APU was running all day as well, at least from 0700 this morning. There is also an engine on a dolly next to the hangar. If you go up into UA hangar 5, you can get a much better look at what's going on from the second floor.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4141 times:
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Is this an agreement with DL maint? Why was it ferried from LAX to ORD and not MSP? Who will performing the change? Is this an outsourced procedure?


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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4006 times:
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Another try but does anyone know why NW sent this plane to ORD for engine change or was that info incorrect?


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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Just an update, the aircraft was gone for a time this morning (Wednesday). It has sinced returned back to the same spot. Perhaps they performed a high power run on it?

User currently offlineFavre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

nwa has about 80 amt's in ord.. working from 3 different hgr's..


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User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3883 times:
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I'm just guessing...but the engine change was probably done at ORD because they had the manpower and an engine. I did a double take myself when I saw it there...very rare to see a NW psgr HOG at ORD

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3854 times:
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Thanks a bunch. I did not know NW had near that much maint in ORD.


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User currently offlineE7plnr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

NWA does weekly maintenance and scheduled engine changes on our 747F fleet in ORD.

6638 required a second engine change due to a inflight overspeed it experienced departing LAX last week. MSP has no sched 747-200 traffic, so it made since to send it to ORD to have the engine changed.

In ORD, NWA also completes 'A' checks on DC-9's (1-2 per night) and A319/320's(1 per night) and blade lubes.

Our ORD station does excellent work!!

e7plnr


User currently offlineORDZW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

UAL Bagsmasher -

I actually saw it taxi by the Pacific parking lot today around 2pm back to the DL hangar. It was quite a sight to see - I don't know if it is just the silver paint job, but it looked quite impressive! It is now in the exact same spot as the last time I saw it.



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