Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
first of all I did a search and found nothing, I am sure it is out there but I couldn't make it happen, so here is my question.
I think WN is only adding the new livery during 'D' checks or major overhauls right? So do they plan to paint all the 200 series they have? I was watching the runway at Love Field from the Parking garage a few weekends ago and saw a new livery 737-200. For some reason that surprised me, after reading many threads on here about the new birds getting the paint first. Any idea if all the 200s will be worked in??? Just curious, thanks.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1415 times:
I can't find the thread unfortunately (I can't imagine that it would have been deleted, but who knows these days), but a couple of days ago, the topic of the blue 737-200 came up, and it was actually painted in the new scheme by mistake. Hard to believe, but apparently true. The company who painted it, understandably, had to foot the $400,000 odd bill.
I am sure a WN insider will be able to provide even more information for you, but I hope this helps,
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 48 Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
I'll help you out here...
There IS only one -200 currently in the new paint scheme...N96SW (Fred J. Jones).
The planes are painted on an as needed basis, so the newest ones are not necessarily the ones which will be painted first.
We are scheduled to have 27 -200's left by year's end. I don't know if any more of them will get the new paint job, though. They would have be slated to remain in our fleet for a while in order to make it worth the $$$.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1176 times:
Somewehre there was another topic talking about the paint job being an "accidnet" i find it hard to beleive though.. when i was wroking in SDF i got in a friendly argument with them over the color of the planes... the southwest agent said they were blue i said they were purple.... as in barney the dinosaur
LAZYB From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 37 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1127 times:
Mojave Airport and the Civilian Flight Test Center
Date: Thu Aug 1, 2002 8:07 am
Subject: 7/31/02 Departure and more inbounds
Yesterday, 7/31, N423WN, the latest Southwest 737-700 delivered.
There are now only 4 of the new ones left here. We were told in the
morning staff meeting that starting next week, SWA is going to be
bringing in the first of what could be up to 25 retiring -200s. They
made a point that these were coming in for storage, not part-out as
62SW was, so maybe these will be sold off like the Metrojets were.
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 48 Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1095 times:
I got this off of our newsletter:
"Southwest has taken delivery of our 367th Boeing 737 aircraft. The latest addition to our fleet--N423WN--was added July 31, becoming our 15th delivery of the year. No aircraft will be added to the fleet in August, while one delivery is scheduled for September and two are planned for October. Southwest's projected fleet size for yearend is 370: 27 737-200s, 194 -300s, 25 -500s and 124 -700s."
I can't speak with complete certainty concerning when the last -200 will be retired or exactly how the retirement schedule will go, but I know that we will continue to fly them for at least a couple more years (I think 2005 is the target date). We are in the process of retiring a couple of them right now (N67SW being one), but from what I hear, it's hard to find buyers for them. Lease returns are much simpler.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 19 Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 934 times:
Lt-AWACS - I have heard that the 200's are Texas based, although I do see 200's at MCI quite often. Last year, I flew them quite often between MCI and OKC (the flight continued on to HOU) - so I suppose they are keeping them "close to home", but that doesn't mean you won't see them in the non WA states.