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Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:12 am

Just wondering if anyone knew of the major airlines, which is the oldest plane in their current fleet with hours, cycles, history, etc...

Is there a place where I can find this information? Thanks in advance.

*I assume that one of NW's DC-9 has to be the oldest in the fleet  Wink/being sarcastic*
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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:20 am

Although I don't know the exact aircraft, I know that CO's oldest is one of their MD-80s, soon to be retired.
 
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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:22 am

Wouldn't airlines still using 707s or DC 8s have the oldest aircraft?
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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:37 am

Try this website...... airfleets.net
 
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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:54 pm

BA's oldest aircraft that was originally delivered to the airline is no less than Airbus A.320-111 G-BUSB (No. 6 off the line)! The aircraft was originally rolled out in BCal colours, but hastily repainted after the BA takeover. Delivery was 14.04.88.

However, that aircraft is pipped by 737-3Y0 G-LGTH. Although not delivered to BA until 01.04.01 it was originally delivered to Inter European on 13.04.88 - one day sooner than that A320!

So basically it's an A320 or 737 for BA. I'll opt for the A320 - simply because its sounds strange saying that a major's oldest aircraft is an A320! (Also, it would have had an earlier delivery date if it hadn't been for that repaint from BCal to BA colours).

(And a spooky aside - those two original delivery dates are my sister's and grandma's birthdays).
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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:53 pm

Kelowna Flightcraft in Canada is still flying a 50+ year old Convair 580F (C-GKFQ) on three flights daily...the a/c C-GKFQ has over 143,000 cycles and adding more and more...if you do the math over its life it has averaged almost 8 landings a day for its entire life....this has got to be some kind of record....


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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:49 pm

What about Buffalo Airlines' small fleet of DC-3s, DC-4s and C-46s... those things must be up there in years eh...




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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:48 am

The oldest aircraft in the US Airways fleet is N600AU, a B757-225 (the 3rd off the line) delivered new to Eastern as N502EA on September 28, 1983.


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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:14 am

Delta's oldest active is "The Spirit of Delta", 767-200 N102DA, delivered 10/25/1982:


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RE: Oldest Aircraft In Fleet

Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:51 am

KLM just retired the 747-206/306 fleet, the first of which was delivered in 1975. The fleetleader was [very] close to 100000 flying hours.
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So that now leaves KLMs first B737-306 as their oldest serving flying equipment:

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