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Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:38 pm


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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:41 pm

Wrong. NW never took delivery of a factory-delivered DC-9; about half the current fleet was acquired from RC (and most of RC's DC-9 were acquired second-hand, discounting North Central and Southern) and the other half was post-merger via the mid-1990s.
 
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RE: Factory Delivered DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:42 pm

Oh, and if someone wants to get picky:

I consider NW DC-9 as FACTORY DELIVERED even though its through a merger. Most of them were delivered new to predecessor airlines.
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:43 pm

See, I KNEW someone was gonna say that! Anyway, I've explained my position.
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:45 pm

The above mentioned DC-9s were not delivered to NW originally. Acquistion through merger does not, in my opnion, count.

Without spending an hour poring over my database, I'll venture that there is no first tier operator of any DC-9 prior to the -80 series.
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:46 pm

I consider NW DC-9 as FACTORY DELIVERED even though its through a merger.

Other than the majority of the -50s, which delivered to North Central/Republic, virtually all of RC's DC-9 were acquired second-hand. Nonetheless, it's not being 'nit picky' since RC was a totally different airline than NW and the latter would've never purchased a DC-9.
 
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:49 pm

The above mentioned DC-9s were not delivered to NW originally. Acquistion through merger does not, in my opnion, count.

I didn't mean those that I showed in particular.

Acquistion through merger does not, in my opnion, count.

Well, for me it does.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Anyway....forget Northwest.

No other carriers?  Sad

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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:22 pm

not even the -10s were factory delivered to NW?
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:16 pm

Finnair operates 10 factory delivered DC-9-50's.

The Italian govt still owns one factory delivered DC-9-30 but it seems to be temp storage at Ciampino.

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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:16 pm

Back to the topic, guys!


I am not sure, if Finnair has already phased out the last -51. Also, I don't know if and how many VC-9s are still in service with the US Air Force and Navy. However, two operatos of original DC-9s come into my mind: Aeromexico has still some of its younger series -31 and Aeropostal of Venezuela still operates the original -51s. Any more?
 
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:20 pm

Finnair has phased out its all fleet of DC9s around last summer.How about SAS?do they still have few or are those gone too?
 
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RE: Factory Delivered DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:35 pm

All the SAS DC-9s are gone, but what about JAT, maybe they still have a few!?

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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:45 pm

Technically, all MD80s are actually DC-9-80s, so I imagine there are quite a few factory delivered and still in service with the original owner.

You question refers, I assume to DC9s up to the -50.
 
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:50 am

I checked the current operators (source: http://www.airlinerlist.com and the following still operate factory new DC-9 (pre MD-80)s:
US Navy, USAF, Aeropostal, AeroMexico and JAT
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:17 am

I think the USAF sent the last of its C-9s to AMARC not too long ago.
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RE: Factory Deliverd DC-9s: Who Still Flies Them?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:29 am

AS was the launch customer of the MD-83....does this count? Just wondering.
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