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User currently offlineBeechbarron From United States of America, joined May 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Hi all. To the Northwest Afficianados and employees, is the ATL Tech Ops. center a JT8D Overhaul facility for 727's and DC-9's? Reason I ask is that all I ever see there (from the outside) is tons of engines and a storage facility for nacelles and t/r tailpipes. What all is done there??? Thanks. By the way, I also see many of airtran's DC-9's there for engine service as well.

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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4190 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

It is just for DC-9 heavy maintenance.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

They also do some heavy mx and engine work for AirTran as well. I have seen 727s and a A320 over at the MX base before as well, but it is primarily a DC-9 facility, has been since Southern Airways built it in the 1970s, through the merger with North Central, through the merger of Republic with Northwest. Not sure what will become of it once Northwest retires the DC-9.

User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

I guess if they ever retire the DC-9 should be added. They'll be flying them for another 8-10 years probably.

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