Chris From Canada, joined May 1999, 160 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1164 times:
What is the oldest 737-200 still flying with Air Canada/Canadian? I am interested because some of the former Canadian Airlines 737s were inherited when the Pacific Western/ Nordair/ EPA merger took place. Thanks, Chris
DaveT From Canada, joined Dec 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
The oldest by date of manufacture in the Canadian 737 inventory is:
C-GAPW 737-275 advanced. Line # 370 manufactured in 1974 between August and Dec. This aircraft is leased from America West and does not have a past with Canadian's predessors. The aircraft was imported into Canada in 1988 and registered with it's current # on 93/12/01. The former U.S. registration was N127AW
777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1079 times:
A search of http://airliners.decollage.org shows that C-GAPW(as the reg suggests)was originally bought by PWA and then sold[or leased] to HP.
It is the oldest of the current CP 732s.
Does anyone know how/why America West got it?
The above link says it is still in service.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
I don't know about the date of the oldes Air Canadian 737 but I can tell you that the oldest 737 they have is as old as their (AC) newest DC-9-30 so the next time someone from the AC part of Air Canadian tells you they need to get rid of the "OLD" 737's you can tell them that they are not the oldest planes in the AC fleet!
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
DaveT From Canada, joined Dec 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1049 times:
I am sure that your fantasy Slawko is to run AC some day and perhaps Lord Milton will pass the torch over, but I am really curious why your point has anything NOT to do with Chris's question.
i.e. Who cares about AC's 9'ers!
Let me tell you something, if you really want to prosper in the airline business, you want to run a company and be like a Milton or a Gordon Bethune.... you need to know the past.... the history.... events that shape the current day. The history dictates the future.
Tiger Woods plays incredible golf we have not seen in 20 years... why, because he has an inherent gift having studied the game from the first day.
You can't get away saying you don't know what is the oldest CP 737 in service.... you need to recite the answer.