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Northwest Parks More 747-200's?

Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:51 am

While on a NW scarebus heading north yesterday, I was reading their December inflight mag. Toward the back, NW lists their fleet. They list 16 747-400 but only 7 747-200's. In October that was 17 747-200's. Are they planning to park 10 model 200's this month or is it a typo?

ALSO..They list 15 A330-200/300 models for December. I would assume this includes planes to be DELIVERED this month.
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RE: Northwest Parks More 747-200's?

Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:22 am

NO if the planes get scrapped i will hurt someone (probabely the scrapper)
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RE: Northwest Parks More 747-200's?

Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:53 am

Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that 742s are being retired from passenger service to be converted to freighters. I didn't think, however, that there would be 10 of them!

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RE: Northwest Parks More 747-200's?

Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:12 am

Actually, they do currently have 15 A333/A332s flying in the fleet. Iv also heard that the next A330 delivery isn't until early next year.


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RE: Northwest Parks More 747-200's?

Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:12 am

Actually, the number 7 first showed up in the November issue as well.

NW's past SEC filings mentioned that 17 742s were on the books, but only 7 were used in operations. So the rest are parked, and the numbers were lowered in WorldTraveler magazine to reflect that. No typo.
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RE: Northwest Parks More 747-200's?

Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:19 pm

NW's past SEC filings mentioned that 17 742s were on the books, but only 7 were used in operations
Most likely for the fact that there are fees for officially retiring an airplane.

Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that 742s are being retired from passenger service to be converted to freighters
There are only supposed to be 2 at the present, 6631, and 6634. I think that most of the others will become parts donors for the 747F's and remaining pax aircraft.
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