CayMan From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6211 times:
I think AC was a pretty major operator of the DC9 series.
There are 2 ways you can look at the numbers---how many DC9 fins ever flew for an airline in total (not neccesarily at same time) or what was the largest fleet flying at any one time? Either way I think AC would be up there.
If memory serves Eastern Airlines had a ton of them
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 3953 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6186 times:
Quoting DIA (Reply 3): On a tangent...
I might be incorrect, but how many DC-9s did NW actually order from the DC? I think most of theirs came from Ozark and Republic.
And Republic inherited them from Southern, North Central and Hughes Air West. In fact a large number of DC-9s came from the later, although North Central ordered many of them during the mid 1970s when they proved to be more viable on short-hop flights than the Boeing 737-100 was.
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DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 29 Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6177 times:
Quoting CayMan (Reply 4): There are 2 ways you can look at the numbers---how many DC9 fins ever flew for an airline in total (not neccesarily at same time) or what was the largest fleet flying at any one time?
I'll leave this up for interpretation. JAL has flown the most 747 tails, but does not have the largest 747 fleet at a given moment in time...I think that title belongs to BA currently. Even if I'm wong in this example, I think you get what I'm trying to say. Good point, though.
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FLALEFTY From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 395 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6161 times:
SAS, Eastern, Continental, Delta, Alitalia, US Airways, Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Finnair, Iberia, TWA, et. al. were all big DC-9 users back in the day.
In the 1970s, I think Eastern owned the biggest DC-9 fleet (around 200), which included DC-9-10s, 30s and 50s. Then in the early 1980s, after Republic was fully formed with the merger of North Central and Southern, then, Hughes Air West, they had the largest DC-9 fleet. NW still flies hundreds of them (chiefly inherited from the buy out of Republic).
Britmex From Mexico, joined Nov 2000, 207 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6143 times:
AeroMexico had the biggest fleet in Latin America. It has operated more than 36 aircraft but not at the same time. The peak was about 25. I`m including both 15 and 30 series ONLY. AeroCalifornia also aoperated a large fleet (about 26 aircraft) but ,then again, not at the same time.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3777 posts, RR: 30 Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6109 times:
Quoting DIA (Reply 12): Did NW order new MD-80s? And why did NW get rid of the MD-80s so soon?
Q2) To eliminate a redundant type from their fleet. Only 8 MD-80s joined the NW fleet with the Republic merger and NW already had large numbers of 727-200s as well as a large and growing fleet of A320s; both types filled essentially the same niche as NW's small number of ex-RC MD-80s which represented an additional aircraft type that was not needed.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24 Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5945 times:
Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 5): What about Alitalia?? I think its DC9 fleet were the largest in Europe or I'm wrong??
Guess where they are today? N601NW to N626NW...
ALSO 14 of SAS model 40's went to NW as did quite a few
Eastern model 30's.
The amazing thing is that one day NW did not fly a DC-9 and the very next, they were the biggest DC 9 operator in the world.
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N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26005 posts, RR: 78 Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5840 times:
Quoting DIA (Reply 19): Good catch. Am I correct in saying JAL has operated more 747s than any other airline ever?
I would guess that it is close between JAL, United and BA. JAL has taken 108 747s, PAX and Freighter, directly from Boeing. United has taken 64 directly from Boeing and got around 10 more 747s from Pan Am. BA/BOAC has taken 94 747s from Boeing. So yes, it appears JAL is the biggest 747 operator ever.
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FLALEFTY From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 395 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5700 times:
Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 17): Not to nitpick here, but most of US' DC-9s they received back when they were still known as Allegheny.
That is correct. Most of the US DC-9 fleet was inherited from Allegheny. However, US also bought more DC-9-30s after they became US. In fact, before the Piedmont merger (which added a vast 737 fleet) the DC-9 was the "backbone" of US Airways' fleet.
25 N1120A: Actually, USAir had already started the transition to the 737 before the Piedmont deal. In fact, they co-launched the 733 with Southwest and recieved
26 Yyz717: AC peaked at 53 DC-9's at one time, in the mid-70's. 44 D93, 8 D91, and 1 D93F.
27 Stirling: Eastern operated 122 DC-9s over its lifetime from Apr66 to Mar91. Almost 25 years EXACTLY! Here is the breakdown: 15 DC-9-14 75 DC-9-31 6 DC-9-32 (all
28 Isitsafenow: You're not off track...you're just showin' off........ I never knew that about Eastern and the SST... thanks for sharin'. safe
29 Tango-Bravo: As for the history of "short" DC-9s (-10s) operated by TWA there were two "generations:" In 1966-67 15 DC-9-15s were delivered new to TWA from Dougla
30 Cedarjet: I would say SAS would be right up there, for one thing they ordered, I think, every single version, from the DC9-10 through the custom -20 and -40 (ho
31 Isitsafenow: Actually, T.B., there was 20..N1051T thru N1070T. safe