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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