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NWA 747-227, N635US  
User currently offlineXbraniffone From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 80 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4605 times:

Hello all.

Boeing 747-227, serial number 21682/355 was originally built for Braniff as N602BN. After Braniff, it went to Peoples Express as N602PE and then to NWA as N635US.

Does anyone know if NWA has parked this aircraft or is it still in the air? The latest photo I see of it on Airliners.net was taken in 2003.

This was Braniff's second 747 and first 747-200, purchased when they landed DFW-LGW.


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 4572 times:

According to http://www.planespotters.net N635US is stored. It does not have any date of storage.

Would this be the last -27 (for Braniff) Boeing model left in flyable condition?



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 4572 times:

NWA Boeing 747-227B, N635US is unfortinatly parked in Marana (MZJ)  Sad

I don't know its fate, is it waiting for new owners, or wait to be scraped, or even waiting to be brought back into service (maybe for NWA Cargo)?


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User currently offlineXbraniffone From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 4566 times:

I don't know if this would be the last Braniff 747 left.
n601BN, Big Orange went to Tower Air and was eventually scrapped.

The 747SP's I think have been parked. I think I read this but can't be sure. Anyone else know?



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User currently offlineSocalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

The SPs are remarkably still around. N603BN and 604BN are Both in Storage. Other than that, 635US is in Marana with two other 227Bs NW got from Boeing in 1980/81 that Braniff never took delivery of. N634US is one and I forget the tail number of the other.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7429 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4429 times:
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Quoting Socalfive (Reply 4):
N634US is one and I forget the tail number of the other.

It was 6633(N633US)



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
I don't know its fate, is it waiting for new owners, or wait to be scraped, or even waiting to be brought back into service (maybe for NWA Cargo)?

I believe its slated to be converted to a freight dog.



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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10816 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4429 times:


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Its here, together with ten sisterships (622, 625, 626, 633, 634, 636, 641, 642 among them). As most of them are older than 25 years I fear we won´t see most of these beauties fly again.


User currently offlineRedneckslim From Congo (Brazzaville), joined Sep 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4417 times:

No 742 from anyone will ever leave here except in the back of a smelter flat bed rig. Too many 400's in line for delivery boy specials on the ramp. I Live in Marana and have friends that do contract work inside the field. Many of these red tail's belong to banks who took it in the patooski when NWA rejected leases. Two were in line for D checks anyway, and that has turned into autopsys now. Plus, rumor has it Pinal County wants to take back this field for development and general use, but the Evergreen folks have a lot of work to make all this metal dissaper, then clean up the contamanated soil.

User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10816 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Quoting Redneckslim (Reply 8):
No 742 from anyone will ever leave here except in the back of a smelter flat bed rig.

Make that "Most 742". Over the last year several 742s who were here have been put back into service.



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Compare this from 12 months ago: 2 of the LH planes (YZ and ZA are now flying for Evergreen), the Air Pullmantur (5T-AUE with Air Universal) and the Polar-bird are active again today.


User currently offline747Loadmaster From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4351 times:

A 3 LH bird has arrived at Evergreen, new reg N489EV but do not know its old LH reg.

User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 794 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):
Would this be the last -27 (for Braniff) Boeing model left in flyable condition?

I'm sure that you are referring to Braniff 747-227s, but there are quite a few old Braniff 727s still flying. I have flown two this week. Of all of the different models that my company has, the ex Braniff airplanes are set up the best, fly the straightest, and seem to have been maintained quite well.

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