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Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There  
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

Ok, we all know the oldest one, but what's the NEWEST one? Now, PLEASE don't turn this into a "what's NWA gonna replace the DC-9's with", since it's already the A320, A319, and CRJ.


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User currently offlineSpeedbirdheavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4757 times:

Instead, turn this into a NWA DC-9 thread, and talk about the same damn thing we've been talking about for years!

Can we ban NWA DC-9 threads completely? There's nothing left to discuss.

I have to admit, it does take guts to blatantly post about an NWA DC-9. But, you do so at your own peril.

Flames away!



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

The youngest NWA DC-9 is -51 model N787NC, msn 990, built in 1981. It's such a baby!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

20 more years! Minimum!  Wink/being sarcastic


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4729 times:



the n787nc could be the youngest, 1986


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Average age of the dc9 fleet today is 33.75 year.

That's seems pretty old, does anybody know...


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

NWA gonna replace the DC-9's with", since it's already the A320, A319, and CRJ.

Actually its not, the A320 and A319 were for the 727, CRJ nothing, nothing has been decided for the DC-9  Big grin



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User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2264 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Slip a couple of RR Tays on that frame and she's good for another 20 to 25 years.


I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlinePBIflyguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

Do you ever wonder if there is someone at NW who reads the Daily DC9 threads?

I can see it now, some assistant popping his/her head over the cubby wall...... " Mr Jones! they are bashing the DC9's again..........."



User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2450 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

SpeedbirdHeavy

Calm down man. No need to get your panties in a bunch. All he asked is how old is the youngest one. Considering every other thread is about how old they are or what will replace them, this is a nice change.




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User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

What's the story behind that paintscheme? Looks sort of like the current one, but the photo is from 1994!

User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4384 times:

It was an experimental paint scheme to test liveries that would result in a reduction of cost. There were a couple different ones at the time. There was a discussion about it not too long ago.

Iflewrepublic.



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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

1986??? WHAT THE FUDGE...

The last DC-9 was a -30 and that was produced in 4/1982


User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3667 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

The last DC-9 was a -30 and that was produced in 4/1982

I'd think some of their DC-9-82's were built after 1982...

The Q asked the last DC-9, it didn't specify a series. DC-9-8X's (80's, 81's, 82's, 83's) are still DC-9's.

If you mean specifically DC-9-5X or DC-9-3X or DC-9-1X, you gotta say so... otherwise it's like asking when the last NW 747 was built but not telling anyone you're excluding 747-400's.



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User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

Since NWA doesn't operate any of the 80 series and this thread did specify NWA DC-9s, we can pretty well assume its not the last DC-9 built but the youngest in the NWA fleet.

User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

Instead, turn this into a NWA DC-9 thread, and talk about the same damn thing we've been talking about for years!

Can we ban NWA DC-9 threads completely? There's nothing left to discuss.

I have to admit, it does take guts to blatantly post about an NWA DC-9. But, you do so at your own peril.

Flames away!


Interesting for someone to complain about what we've been taking about for years when you joined to forum less than a year ago.
NW DC9's are an interesting topic.
I do get PO'ed when people try to police topics. It's kinda like not letting you kids watch whatever they want on TV, by NOT READING THE DAMN POST IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE.

*Ahh, I feel better*

I believe NW aquired some DC9's in the mid 80's. Of course, they weren't built in the mid-80s. That would make em MD80's!
I do believe NW did have 1 or 2 MD80's at one point. Can anyone confirm?



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

"Flybynight", NW did have some MD80 (can't tell if all were true MD80's since atleast some were Dc9-82's)
at some point from the late 80's . If i`m not too wrong, it was just a small number that they quickly stored somewhere.
They obviously didn't fit in too well.

Somebody please correct me, but I do have a feeling that they were DTW based.

Sadly N312RC didn't got airborne out of DTW on Aug.16 1987. http://aviation-safety.net/database/1987/870816-2.htm

hope this helps a little

tg 747-300, a true NW DC9 lover by heart.



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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

Forgot to add that the Mad Dogs were inherited from Republic Airlines. Republic was bought by NWA right?

tg747-300



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

The question was about the youngest DC-9 in the NWA fleet right NOW. And that's N787NC as mentioned earlier.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

NWA did not buy Republic. They merged - Northwest name remained, "Republic" renamed Northwest


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User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

As far as replacements for the DC-9, as favre said in an earlier post, NWA is looking at either the EMB190 or A-318...an announcement will be coming soon.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

DC-9 in my language is the plane that looks like the MD-80, but is shorter and is NOT an MD-80. To me, the DC-9 and the MD-80 aren't the same plane, just "cuzins" Big grin


BTW, yes, I know how to spell cousins. I just wanted to make them hillbillies Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Keesje you were wrong. I found N787 NC to be built in 1980.

FAA Aircraft Registration N787NC

Registrant: NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC
Address: 5101 NORTHWEST DRIVE C7-8960
ST PAUL, MN 55111 US

Manufacturer: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Serial: 48149
Model (Year): DC-9-51 (1980)
Type: Turbo Multi


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User currently offlineN867BX From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

As far as replacements for the DC-9, as favre said in an earlier post, NWA is looking at either the EMB190 or A-318...an announcement will be coming soon.


Any replacement for nwa DC9's has probably not been designed yet. The dc9 will NEVER die, nor will these threads.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

N787NC is NW's youngest DC-9 as it was the last DC-9-51series a/c built, and the remaining DC-9s built were either DC-9-31/32 series or C-9Bs for the US Navy.

User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

Just a question...

Is it possible that N787NC was built as late as 1980? Since the NC/SO merger to form RC happened in 1979, I would assume that everything delivered after then would have a registration number that ended in RC. Does anyone know the answer?

Also, anyone that believes NW and RC merged equally, please ask any RC employee that ended up at the bottom of their respective seniority list with NW.

RC was acquired by NW.



Nobody served our republic like Republic!
User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

According to the production book, N787NC rolled out the hanger at Douglas on April 17 of 1981. Now, the plane was ordered by North Central but delivered to Republic because of the 1979 merger of the two. The brass decided to leave the model 50's, 28 ordered by North Central, with the NC on the reg numbers. The MD-80's or technically, DC 9-80's DID have RC on there reg number. ....N301RC,N302RC ect...

I don't understand your wording "equally" but it was an exchange of stock with the NW-Republic merger....and merger is the proper word here, not like the AA-TWA assets purchase.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
25 Frugalqxnwa : NW did operate MD80s they acquired with the RC merger, and the MD80s lasted into the late '90s, BOI was served with MD80s at least to 1998, before the
26 Post contains links and images Flybynight : View Large View MediumPhoto © Keith D. Kinman Is it me, or does this DC9 have the same color as the new AC scheme?
27 Ramerinianair : Speedbird and others . . . Don't open it if you do not liek it DUH!!!!1 That experimental c/s on the DC-9 looks pretty cool. Kinda resimbles the new o
28 7E72004 : I agree...if you don't want to read it then DON'T...if you see a thread that involves "Northwest DC-9..." then just go on.
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