Kukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3244 times:
SAS wants to start replacing its MD-80s from around 2014 according to Flight International. Its dilemma is what type to replace them with, given that both Airbus and Boeing are dragging their feet on a new narrowbody design. SAS is apparently considering the Bombardier CSeries as an alternative. See here:
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23242 posts, RR: 23 Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3235 times:
Quoting TheSonntag (Thread starter): So, assuming SAS will survive the next 20 years, when will they retire the MD80s? I guess they will not find another customers, they also flew the DC9-20s until they were ready for the scrapyard...
I believe many SK DC-9-21s went on to subsequent operators after SK retired them. Several were operated for varying periods by Aeropostal in Venezuela, by Valujet, Spirit and Allegiant in the U.S., and one was acquired by Thales Electronics for use as a flying testbed.
Phatty3374 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3231 times:
Right now there are 2 -81's, 34 -82's, and 6 -87's left in the fleet. The -81's should be gone by mid 2010, 12 of the -82's will be gradually phased out over the remainder of this year and next year (no plans for the other 22), and the -87's will be gone (supposedly) by the end of 2009.
As for replacements, the 73Gs and 738s in their fleet do most of the same legs as the maddogs, so I wouldn't be surprised if they used the remaining -82's alongside their existing 737 fleet for the next few years. (They have 2 73Gs and 2 738s on order).
And, of course, it goes without saying that we will probably see an order for a few Q400's
Someone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3073 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2867 times:
After the announced cuts, 24 MDs will be left in the fleet. Don't now their newest schedule for retirement, but this is what they said in March
53340 LN-RMU planned out of traffic Mar28-2009
53011 SE-DIU planned out of traffic Jul01-2009
49607 SE-DIC planned out of traffic Aug01-2009
53336 OY-KHU planned out of traffic Aug31-2009
53337 LN-RMP planned out of traffic Sep30-2009
53010 SE-DIP planned out of traffic Oct31-2009
49385 LN-ROR planned out of traffic Apr01-2009
49615 LN-ROY planned out of traffic Jul01-2009
53008 LN-ROM planned out of trafffic Aug01-2009
49909 LN-RMC planned out of trafic Jul01-2009
49424 LN-ROU planned out of traffic Dec01-2009
49555 LN-RMD planned out of traffic Dec15-2009
49437 LN-RLR planned out of traffic Feb28-2010
49421 LN-ROS planned out of traffic Apr01-2010
At least 2 of them are now standing at OSL without engines and are used for spare parts