It isn't always accurate. It only shows four DC-9s total for NW. It shows no DC-9s stored, written off, or to other carriers. I saw a bunch of DC-9s fly over the house yesterday so unless NW got rid of all their DC-9s last night I would say the list is wrong.
NW has some DC-9-40s that were built in 1967. I have had the pleasure of flying on several in the last few years.
While ship 601 wasn't the first 757 delivered to DL, it is in fact the oldest aircraft currently in the fleet, having first flew on January 6, 1984. Ship 602 was the first 757 to be delivered on May 11, 1984.
I'm not sure but IIRC ship 601 is one of the 757s slated for retirement this year, along with a few others including N611DL. I would expect a number of the older 757 ships to be on the chopping block soon as a result of the reduction in capacity announced earlier this year.
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5723 posts, RR: 20 Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 39393 times:
Quoting Flynavy (Reply 11): While ship 601 wasn't the first 757 delivered to DL, it is in fact the oldest aircraft currently in the fleet, having first flew on January 6, 1984. Ship 602 was the first 757 to be delivered on May 11, 1984.
Ahhh... thanks for that clear-up.
When they decided to do the breast cancer paint job, I was very curious why an older bird was chosen. N610DL is 23 years old now.
Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 12): The oldest DC9 in NW fleet is a DC930 manufactured in Long Beach, CA in 1967. I worked that bird two weeks ago. It was an Ex-Eastern bird.
What's NW's oldest DC-9 that didn't come from another airline? One that's stayed "in house" shall we say, through numerous mergers.
NWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 663 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 39272 times:
Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 14): What's NW's oldest DC-9 that didn't come from another airline? One that's stayed "in house" shall we say, through numerous mergers
Well it would be from North Central. I think they had all of their DC930s delivered to them originally. The oldest I can find now is from 1973 that is still in service. Registration number N967N. And I think Air West had all of theirs originally delivered to them so the oldest one from Air West is from 1968 Registration number N9333. If I'm wrong, someone please correct me.
AbleToFly From Denmark, joined Nov 2006, 112 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 39189 times:
One of Air Greenlands two S-61's (OY-HAF) was manufactured in 1965 IIRC.
This helicopter is still in service this day flying with pax as well as doing SAR.
When I was apprentice at GL I was told that it was one of the oldest S61's if not THE oldest S-61 around. Later I was told from a S-61 specialist that the Sikorsky factory once had contacted GL to get the OY-HAF back to the factory for preservation/museum.
I know that GL have ordered a few AW-139's to replace the workhorses in the near future (2009?)
It was originally delivered to China Airlines in December 1982, went to NZ in 1989, and was acquired by AC in 1995. At some point it as converted to a -200ER. It's the 18th 767 off the line. I believe it may also be the oldest 767 still in service. The Gimli Glider was the 47th 767 built, delivered to AC in March 1983. I believe AC plans to retire their 8 remaining 762s by the end of this year.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11141 posts, RR: 63 Reply 24, posted (4 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 38186 times:
Oldest for Air Southwest is currently G-DRFC, the seventh ATR42 off the production line, back on the 30th of January 1986. I don't think it'll be around in the fleet for long, but for now it's a welcome change from the Dash's: