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Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:23 am

Ok, we all know the oldest one, but what's the NEWEST one? Now, PLEASE don't turn this into a "what's NWA gonna replace the DC-9's with", since it's already the A320, A319, and CRJ.
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:29 am

Instead, turn this into a NWA DC-9 thread, and talk about the same damn thing we've been talking about for years!

Can we ban NWA DC-9 threads completely? There's nothing left to discuss.

I have to admit, it does take guts to blatantly post about an NWA DC-9. But, you do so at your own peril.

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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:36 am

The youngest NWA DC-9 is -51 model N787NC, msn 990, built in 1981. It's such a baby!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

20 more years! Minimum!  Wink/being sarcastic


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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:38 am



the n787nc could be the youngest, 1986


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Average age of the dc9 fleet today is 33.75 year.

That's seems pretty old, does anybody know...
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:11 am

NWA gonna replace the DC-9's with", since it's already the A320, A319, and CRJ.

Actually its not, the A320 and A319 were for the 727, CRJ nothing, nothing has been decided for the DC-9  Big grin
 
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:32 am

Slip a couple of RR Tays on that frame and she's good for another 20 to 25 years.
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:49 am

Do you ever wonder if there is someone at NW who reads the Daily DC9 threads?

I can see it now, some assistant popping his/her head over the cubby wall...... " Mr Jones! they are bashing the DC9's again..........."

 
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:07 am

SpeedbirdHeavy

Calm down man. No need to get your panties in a bunch. All he asked is how old is the youngest one. Considering every other thread is about how old they are or what will replace them, this is a nice change.

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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:39 am

What's the story behind that paintscheme? Looks sort of like the current one, but the photo is from 1994!
 
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:34 am

It was an experimental paint scheme to test liveries that would result in a reduction of cost. There were a couple different ones at the time. There was a discussion about it not too long ago.

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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:25 am

1986??? WHAT THE FUDGE...

The last DC-9 was a -30 and that was produced in 4/1982
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:53 pm

The last DC-9 was a -30 and that was produced in 4/1982

I'd think some of their DC-9-82's were built after 1982...

The Q asked the last DC-9, it didn't specify a series. DC-9-8X's (80's, 81's, 82's, 83's) are still DC-9's.

If you mean specifically DC-9-5X or DC-9-3X or DC-9-1X, you gotta say so... otherwise it's like asking when the last NW 747 was built but not telling anyone you're excluding 747-400's.
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:07 pm

Since NWA doesn't operate any of the 80 series and this thread did specify NWA DC-9s, we can pretty well assume its not the last DC-9 built but the youngest in the NWA fleet.
 
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:28 pm

Instead, turn this into a NWA DC-9 thread, and talk about the same damn thing we've been talking about for years!

Can we ban NWA DC-9 threads completely? There's nothing left to discuss.

I have to admit, it does take guts to blatantly post about an NWA DC-9. But, you do so at your own peril.

Flames away!


Interesting for someone to complain about what we've been taking about for years when you joined to forum less than a year ago.
NW DC9's are an interesting topic.
I do get PO'ed when people try to police topics. It's kinda like not letting you kids watch whatever they want on TV, by NOT READING THE DAMN POST IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE.

*Ahh, I feel better*

I believe NW aquired some DC9's in the mid 80's. Of course, they weren't built in the mid-80s. That would make em MD80's!
I do believe NW did have 1 or 2 MD80's at one point. Can anyone confirm?
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:16 pm

"Flybynight", NW did have some MD80 (can't tell if all were true MD80's since atleast some were Dc9-82's)
at some point from the late 80's . If i`m not too wrong, it was just a small number that they quickly stored somewhere.
They obviously didn't fit in too well.

Somebody please correct me, but I do have a feeling that they were DTW based.

Sadly N312RC didn't got airborne out of DTW on Aug.16 1987. http://aviation-safety.net/database/1987/870816-2.htm

hope this helps a little

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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:21 pm

Forgot to add that the Mad Dogs were inherited from Republic Airlines. Republic was bought by NWA right?

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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:30 pm

The question was about the youngest DC-9 in the NWA fleet right NOW. And that's N787NC as mentioned earlier.


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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:23 pm

NWA did not buy Republic. They merged - Northwest name remained, "Republic" renamed Northwest
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:54 pm

As far as replacements for the DC-9, as favre said in an earlier post, NWA is looking at either the EMB190 or A-318...an announcement will be coming soon.
 
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:31 am

DC-9 in my language is the plane that looks like the MD-80, but is shorter and is NOT an MD-80. To me, the DC-9 and the MD-80 aren't the same plane, just "cuzins" Big grin


BTW, yes, I know how to spell cousins. I just wanted to make them hillbillies Laugh out loud
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:01 am

Keesje you were wrong. I found N787 NC to be built in 1980.

FAA Aircraft Registration N787NC

Registrant: NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC
Address: 5101 NORTHWEST DRIVE C7-8960
ST PAUL, MN 55111 US

Manufacturer: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Serial: 48149
Model (Year): DC-9-51 (1980)
Type: Turbo Multi


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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:38 am

As far as replacements for the DC-9, as favre said in an earlier post, NWA is looking at either the EMB190 or A-318...an announcement will be coming soon.


Any replacement for nwa DC9's has probably not been designed yet. The dc9 will NEVER die, nor will these threads.
 
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:33 am

N787NC is NW's youngest DC-9 as it was the last DC-9-51series a/c built, and the remaining DC-9s built were either DC-9-31/32 series or C-9Bs for the US Navy.
 
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:39 am

Just a question...

Is it possible that N787NC was built as late as 1980? Since the NC/SO merger to form RC happened in 1979, I would assume that everything delivered after then would have a registration number that ended in RC. Does anyone know the answer?

Also, anyone that believes NW and RC merged equally, please ask any RC employee that ended up at the bottom of their respective seniority list with NW.

RC was acquired by NW.
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:10 am

According to the production book, N787NC rolled out the hanger at Douglas on April 17 of 1981. Now, the plane was ordered by North Central but delivered to Republic because of the 1979 merger of the two. The brass decided to leave the model 50's, 28 ordered by North Central, with the NC on the reg numbers. The MD-80's or technically, DC 9-80's DID have RC on there reg number. ....N301RC,N302RC ect...

I don't understand your wording "equally" but it was an exchange of stock with the NW-Republic merger....and merger is the proper word here, not like the AA-TWA assets purchase.
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:33 am

NW did operate MD80s they acquired with the RC merger, and the MD80s lasted into the late '90s, BOI was served with MD80s at least to 1998, before they switched the route to 727s. The MD80s were victims of fleet simplification just like the 727s NW used to operate. The MD80s also flew out of both MSP and DTW after the merger. Also, the MD82 and DC-9-82 are the exact same aircraft with different designations. The MD82 designation was adapted to get away from the DC designation that had a somewhat degrading PR value in the early '80s, especially after AA191.
 
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:08 am


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Is it me, or does this DC9 have the same color as the new AC scheme?
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:50 pm

Speedbird and others . . .
Don't open it if you do not liek it DUH!!!!1

That experimental c/s on the DC-9 looks pretty cool.
Kinda resimbles the new one.
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RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:08 am

I agree...if you don't want to read it then DON'T...if you see a thread that involves "Northwest DC-9..." then just go on.
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