Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31 Posted (15 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1734 times:
I'll consolidate a couple of threads here with a history of the 737 involved in the incident at BUR last night:
Airrcraft type: Boeing 737-3T5
First flight: December 21, 1984
Serial number: 23060
Line number: 1069
Sold to Orion AL on January 29, 1985, registered as G-BLKB
Orion merged with Britannia on January 26, 1989
Morris Air of SLC leased aircraft on April 11, 1993, and registered as N753MA
Morris merged with Southwest on or about June 10, 1994, and Southwest then reregistered aircraft as N668SW.
To answer the question about the number of 737-300 series aircraft built, the answer is 1,113.
Thanks to Bill Harms web-site, and SC airliner lists for the above info.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1765 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1631 times:
Apparently the Qantas 744 damaged in Bangkok late last year was realistically written off as the repair costs were greater than the replacement cost but Qantas were keen to keep there reputation of never having written off an airframe in service so they decided to spend the extra and fix up the plane.