ORDZW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2833 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.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6910 posts, RR: 29 Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2756 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.
Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 928 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
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.
ORDZW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2676 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.
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2131 posts, RR: 11 Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2546 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.
E7plnr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 99 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2080 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.
ORDZW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2022 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.