Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22 Posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3236 times:
While on a NW scarebus heading north yesterday, I was reading their December inflight mag. Toward the back, NW lists their fleet. They list 16 747-400 but only 7 747-200's. In October that was 17 747-200's. Are they planning to park 10 model 200's this month or is it a typo?
ALSO..They list 15 A330-200/300 models for December. I would assume this includes planes to be DELIVERED this month.
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Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2285 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3077 times:
Actually, the number 7 first showed up in the November issue as well.
NW's past SEC filings mentioned that 17 742s were on the books, but only 7 were used in operations. So the rest are parked, and the numbers were lowered in WorldTraveler magazine to reflect that. No typo.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7478 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2843 times:
NW's past SEC filings mentioned that 17 742s were on the books, but only 7 were used in operations
Most likely for the fact that there are fees for officially retiring an airplane.
Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that 742s are being retired from passenger service to be converted to freighters
There are only supposed to be 2 at the present, 6631, and 6634. I think that most of the others will become parts donors for the 747F's and remaining pax aircraft.