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What Became Of DL's 737-200s?  
User currently offlinec5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6785 times:

Did they go on to live other lives? I found a couple ones that did. There seem to be a lot of 732s still flying around, are those old DL?


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6772 times:

Some of DL's last 737-200's were from their merger with Western Airlines, I think those were the last ones retired, as they got rid of their own 737-200's earlier?


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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6698 times:

While I am not aware of the specific airline(s) and/or non-airline operator(s) to which DL's 737-200s migrated or whether they're gathering dust in the desert... it is probably a safe guess that at least some have found their way to some upstart LCC(s) based outside of North America and Europe that have not yet ceased operating. Sadly but realistically the economics of the 737-200 that 'kicked off' the all-time best-selling series of airliners now 'add up' only in relatively uncompetitive markets in which noise is a non-issue.

User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10511 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6533 times:

The original 33 737-200s that DL acquired from Boeing, IIRC went back to Boeing, but not sure which year but I'm pretty sure it was after the DL/WA merger. Those were the first 737s that DL had. The WA a/c probably went back to the lessor. I know that some of them were used in the Delta Express operation but I don't know which ones.


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User currently offlineAirNovaBAe146 From Canada, joined Jun 2008, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

N326DN went to SkyJet Uganda for their operation (since shut down)

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6141 times:

I saw a couple flying for Sky King a couple years back still in partial DAL colors, but that company has since shut down.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6050 times:

Quoting c5load (Thread starter):
What Became Of DL's 737-200s?
http://rzjets.net/aircraft/?page=1&parentid=405&typeid=211&frstatus=3

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 5):
I saw a couple flying for Sky King a couple years back still in partial DAL colors, but that company has since shut down.

Sky King filed for Chapter 11 protection in March but they are still flying,
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20100718/1510Z/KROC/KACY
but looks like the former DL 732's are gone.

http://rzjets.net/aircraft/?parentid=1552&typeid=211&frstatus=1



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User currently offlineflyer62 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5950 times:

I just saw the skying airlines (former Delta Airlines) B-737-200 here at my home airport (PWM) they fly into and out from PWM twice weekly in the summer to ACY,not sure which tour operator does this,would like to fly on that bird again

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5910 times:

N320DL, N321DL, and N322DL are currently in operation as freighters in Alaska.
N310DL (actually, I think 310's suffix is -DA or -DN, can't remember) is operating with a carrier in Lebanon.


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5881 times:

Quoting flyer62 (Reply 7):
I just saw the skying airlines (former Delta Airlines) B-737-200 here at my home airport (PWM)

When and which one? Just curious because neither RZ or CH or ATDB shows any former DL aircraft still at Sky King.

Last two I can find,

N326DL - sold to SkyJet
N332DL - sold to Rollins Air



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User currently offlinesancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5799 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 8):
N320DL, N321DL, and N322DL are currently in operation as freighters in Alaska

Northern Air Cargo IIRC



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User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2673 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5775 times:

Quoting flyer62 (Reply 7):
I just saw the skying airlines (former Delta Airlines) B-737-200 here at my home airport (PWM) they fly into and out from PWM twice weekly in the summer to ACY,

The 4 Skyking 737-200's at ACY are 147AW, 252TR, 249TR and 251TR.. I don't know if any are ex-Delta.. one of these would have been the one seen in PWM most likely



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

Quoting nkops (Reply 11):
... I don't know if any are ex-Delta..

Nope,

147AW - Aloha
249TR - Hapag-Lloyd
251TR - Air France
252TR - Air France



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User currently offlinerleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Well, some of them are here in Venezuela with Rutaca, Conviasa and Avior Airlines:

N317DL:

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N318DL:

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N325DL:

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N367DL:

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There are two more 737-200 ex Delta stored in Barcelona (BLA / SVBC) and Puerto Ordaz (PZO / SVPR) but I guess these ones will hardly ever fly again.

Saludos,

Roberto.



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User currently offlinesancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 4007 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 12):
147AW - Aloha

You sure that's not a former Cactus bird?



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 3979 times:

Quoting sancho99504 (Reply 14):
You sure that's not a former Cactus bird?

It went to HP after Aloha. Delivered to Aloha 5/26/82 as N729AL.

http://rzjets.net/aircraft/?reg=241664



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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

I know in the fall of 2002 there were apx 10 at Good Year AZ..
I went back to GYR a few years later and there was one or two left. Where the others went ....who knows?
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User currently offlinejr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 968 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

Quoting sancho99504 (Reply 10):
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 8):
N320DL, N321DL, and N322DL are currently in operation as freighters in Alaska

Northern Air Cargo IIRC

Yep, Northern Air Cargo (NAC). You can see them in full action in and out of ANC daily. I think one of them was briefly based in the lower 48 as well. They replaced the DC-6 fleet with these 737-200s. They may be looking for one or two more additional aircraft as well.



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User currently offlinesancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

Quoting jr (Reply 17):

When I was there in August, I seen N322DL just sitting lonely next to one of their DC-6Bs with the swingtail. I didn't see the other 2 and I even spent a full day on the hill. Anywho, I remember when NAC had DC-6Bs and even a DC-7, but that was early 90s. I used to get my flying lessons from Mr. Ullhric, a NAC DC-6B captain, I think his family owned(s) the company.



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User currently offlinejr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 968 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Quoting sancho99504 (Reply 18):
When I was there in August, I seen N322DL just sitting lonely next to one of their DC-6Bs with the swingtail. I didn't see the other 2 and I even spent a full day on the hill. Anywho, I remember when NAC had DC-6Bs and even a DC-7, but that was early 90s. I used to get my flying lessons from Mr. Ullhric, a NAC DC-6B captain, I think his family owned(s) the company.

Which Aug was this? The DC-6s have been gone for at least a few years. If i am not wrong they were retired in 2007 or early 2008? Does someone have the accurate date on this? There is one sitting at the aviation museum by Lake hood now along with an Alaska 737-200.

I was there a couple of weeks back, and saw all 3 of the 737-200s. The third bird had just been moved back up from the lower 48 from what I heard. They have a cool color scheme as well!



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User currently offlinesancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

Quoting jr (Reply 19):

August 21-27 2009. I don't remember the registration, but it was a swingtail and was sitting on the west apron next to 322DL. I'm pretty that is the DC-6B that was to be sent over to the museum.
(taken from NAC webpage)



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

http://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/small/157/157622.jpg


N326DL with Sky King


User currently offlinemilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2006 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 3):
The original 33 737-200s that DL acquired from Boeing, IIRC went back to Boeing, but not sure which year but I'm pretty sure it was after the DL/WA merger. Those were the first 737s that DL had. The WA a/c probably went back to the lessor. I know that some of them were used in the Delta Express operation but I don't know which ones.

WRONG! The 33 737-232A's were some of the last -200's built. The first ones were acquired in late 1983. Delta traded 11 of its original L-1011's to Boeing in exchange for the 33 -232A's. The last delivery was in 1985. Some of those original L-1011's ended up with ATA. The 737-232A's stayed with Delta and made up the initial fleet of Delta Express. The first 737's to go after the Western Merger were the original -247's. The 247A models stayed around as well and became part of the blended fleet. These aircraft were stored periodically after 9/11/2001, but some of them came back into the fleet until they were retired permanently. I think the last 737-232/247's were retired in 2006, but it may have been in 2007. They did outlast the 737-347's.

Delta 732's - How Many Are Left? (by Freedomtofly Apr 14 2005 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10511 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Quoting milesrich (Reply 22):

According to my DL history book, the original 33 were delivered in Oct83-Dec84. The last 247s (ship no. 373-383) were delivered directly to DL, although I know that some were actually in service with WA before the final merger took place, although they were in DL colors.



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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1581 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 21):
N326DL with Sky King

They didn't even TRY to hide the old colors on that one...



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