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Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:18 am

Hi folks...
Just out of curiosity, does the US Navy still have that sole 737-600 being leased from Lauda Air? I knew the aircraft was being used for testing purposes, but was wondering if the lease is still in effect? Also, does anyone think the USN may be purchasing this aircraft? That 736 is probably the only 736 flying, that actually based in the USA. All replies welcome. Regards.
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:46 am

Just moving this up in case anyone might know more about this aircraft, or the 2nd 736 now that Lauda Air has changed its name to Austrian Air. Perhaps Austrian Air and/or the US Navy may want both 736s in it fleet now? Thoughts & opinions anyone? Regards.
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:23 am

An update in case anyone may be interested. Dexter, an A.net member from Austria, informs me that the USN indeed uses this 736. It was leased from Lauda Air beginning in December 2003. Its registration is/was OE-LNL, line #527. The thread in 'Civil Aviation' titled 'Austrian Air orders more 737-800s' has an article saying the 2 736s will be dropped form the fleet. So is there any chance the USN may want to keep this bird, and possibly grab the 2nd bird as well? Replies & inputs welcome. Regards.
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:48 am

Seems feasable, using them as trainers without outfitting them completely. Kinda like the TC-18s being used as E-3 trainers. Strange that they didn't use something other than 736's though. I guess soon the Navy will be the proud operator of nearly every type of 737NG there is, 736, 73G (C-40), and 738 for the MMA. Throw in the USAF's BBJ's (C-40Cs) and you have quite a hodge podge.
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:26 pm

Well, the MMA will be 737-800ERX. And if they get any Wedgetails, then they would also have the 737-700IGW.
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:12 am

I spotted it at Tinker AFB earlier this month. I believe it is based there. You'd think they would have repainted it by now but in this day and age money is better spent elsewhere I guess.
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:10 am

Yes we still have it and will for the next year or so. I got about 50 hours in it last month and will be sad to see it go. It's really a fun plane to fly.
 
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:20 am

Check out these two threads.....
RE: B736 Trainers (by Jaxs170 Sep 9 2006 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)
RE: E-6B Upgrade Project Complete (by Ftrguy Dec 6 2006 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)

Flynavy started another thread on it back in 2005.....
Some Info On That Wet-Leased Lauda B736 (USN) (by Flynavy Jan 30 2005 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:01 pm

Yes it is still being used by the tacamo folks here at Tinker. They have only one, they used to have a 737-200 but it was given back to US Air when all the E-6's had their cockpits upgraded similair to a 736. It is a lead in trainer for navy Aviators to teach them how to flair and get used to big Boeings. Haven't heard about any news about a possible 2nd acft .
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:54 am

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 8):
Haven't heard about any news about a possible 2nd acft .

Nope, no second aircraft. The 736 will be replaced by a more capable E-6 simulator.
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RE: Does The USN Still Have That 736?

Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:51 pm

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 7):
Flynavy started another thread on it back in 2005.....

Some Info On That Wet-Leased Lauda B736 (USN) (by Flynavy Jan 30 2005 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)

Yes butt his thread was started way back in 2004!

How many hours and cycles has the Navy piled on this poor airframe?
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