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Northwest 747-300s?  
User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

A well known aviation publication has recently reported that Northwest have acquired to 747-357 aircraft (I guess that makes them ex-Swissair) that are currently in storage at Marana. I find this surprising as NW have thus far had no 743s. Anyone know anymore?

A

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User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Good one, keep the jokes coming.

User currently offlineE7plnr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

NW bought them for the -7R4 engines. The engines are being installed on two -7Q freighters and then the -7Q's engines will be used as spares for their -200's

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2900 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

Does this mean the ex-SR 747-300s will be scrapped  Angry
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
[ ] Maybe


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

I almost got fooled one time. I saw a 744 at DTW a couple years back missing a winglet and at first thought that NW bought a 743.

User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

Missing a winglet? I didn't know they could come off...

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

this one did not have a winglet. Hopefully it didnt land on someone's head. There might have been a problem with the winglet and maintenance took it off and were waiting on a replacement. Missing a winglet isnt enough to ground an aircraft, it wont effect its performance that much other than a little more fuel consumption.

I believe there is a picture of a United 744 without a winglet on here


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

NW *could* convert the 743's to freighters; for long hauls, I understand that fuel savings from the SUD balances out with the 10,000 pounds extra the SUD weighs. It's possible although I suspect it won't happen until things get better.

I'm surprised that winglets are on the 744's MEL, I thought they were actually molded into the outer panel, so you'd need a -D outer panel.

Steve


User currently offlineFavre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

its true----2 ex sr 747-300's were bought for engines--if economy recovers these a/c could be added as freighters only..


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