|Quoting NA (Reply 11):|
Btw, NWA had to write off and scrap 2 DC-9s this year already due to relatively minor damage! They´re so old, even the slightest damage makes them unworthy to repair. Shiny new silver paint or not doesn´t matter.
|Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 12):|
Interesting, care to enlighten the rest of us?
You talking about the DC-9 that had a fuel truck run into it, destroying the radar and part of the cockpit
The plane that ran into another which roof was basically completely gone and the rest of the cockipit destroyed by jetfuel?
|Quoting Flyorski (Reply 13):|
I think NWA may wait for 737NGNG or A320NG to replace the DC-9. Or they may keep flying them, for oh, about 100 more years. I wonder, are they considering a ERJ 170/190 as a suitable replacement?
|Quoting LUVRSW (Reply 1):|
When will NWA replace those DC-9's? Anyone heard anything?
|Quoting GRRTVC (Reply 20):|
He did mention however that past 2025 the fleet would quickly fade due to the cycles.
Take it for what its worth but if the planes are paid for and they can keep the tires on, they might just make it past 2010 in NW colors.