AndyEastMids
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Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 4:09 am

A well known aviation publication has recently reported that Northwest have acquired to 747-357 aircraft (I guess that makes them ex-Swissair) that are currently in storage at Marana. I find this surprising as NW have thus far had no 743s. Anyone know anymore?

A
 
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RE: Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 4:19 am

Good one, keep the jokes coming.
 
e7plnr
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RE: Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 4:39 am

NW bought them for the -7R4 engines. The engines are being installed on two -7Q freighters and then the -7Q's engines will be used as spares for their -200's
 
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RE: Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 5:30 am

Does this mean the ex-SR 747-300s will be scrapped  Angry
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
[ ] Maybe
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 5:47 am

I almost got fooled one time. I saw a 744 at DTW a couple years back missing a winglet and at first thought that NW bought a 743.
 
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RE: Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 5:52 am

Missing a winglet? I didn't know they could come off...
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 6:17 am

this one did not have a winglet. Hopefully it didnt land on someone's head. There might have been a problem with the winglet and maintenance took it off and were waiting on a replacement. Missing a winglet isnt enough to ground an aircraft, it wont effect its performance that much other than a little more fuel consumption.

I believe there is a picture of a United 744 without a winglet on here
 
sllevin
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RE: Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:18 am

NW *could* convert the 743's to freighters; for long hauls, I understand that fuel savings from the SUD balances out with the 10,000 pounds extra the SUD weighs. It's possible although I suspect it won't happen until things get better.

I'm surprised that winglets are on the 744's MEL, I thought they were actually molded into the outer panel, so you'd need a -D outer panel.

Steve
 
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RE: Northwest 747-300s?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 9:25 am

its true----2 ex sr 747-300's were bought for engines--if economy recovers these a/c could be added as freighters only..
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