OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8636 times:
Quoting RJ777 (Reply 6): What will they do after the 9-series of registrations are done?
We have 800-series numbers reserved as well, plus the 550-599 range (with N550 and N551 already in use. The 735s range from N501 to N528 so eventually N500-N549 could also be used. After that, I guess it's the 100-series range, since we only had a handful of -200s using those, and they've been gone for 3 years now...
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8318 times:
Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 8): Are the -500s being phased out as well? If that's the case, when will WN be completely rid of the -300s and -500s?
No -500s have been phased out, and I've heard of no plans to. IIRC, they were built in 1989-1992, so they have plenty of life left in them. Our oldest -300 was delivered in 1984, so it'll be 24 this fall, and the last new -300 was delivered in the fall of 1997, so some -300s will be here for awhile.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6427 times:
Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 13): OPNLguy, what's the latest count on 300's, 500's, and 700's in the fleet?
IIRC, 188 -300s, still 25 -500s, and 3-4 -700s. I keep the Southwest entry on Wikipedia updated with aircraft counts so you can always get the latest there.
Quoting Candid76 (Reply 12): What will happen to the retired -300s? I notice the first ones went to Goodyear, for the axe?
I'd bet that they're re-painted for a new operator while out there. Don't know who....
Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11): When are N270LV & N271LV to be painted/add winglets? Why the delay?
They were kept in use due to demand. N271 should see paint before the summer, and all 4 used aircraft will be standardized with 137 seat interiors, HUDs, and winglets (for the two that don't already have them) during the same MX visit.