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NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:07 am

Hello all.

Boeing 747-227, serial number 21682/355 was originally built for Braniff as N602BN. After Braniff, it went to Peoples Express as N602PE and then to NWA as N635US.

Does anyone know if NWA has parked this aircraft or is it still in the air? The latest photo I see of it on Airliners.net was taken in 2003.

This was Braniff's second 747 and first 747-200, purchased when they landed DFW-LGW.
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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:20 am

According to http://www.planespotters.net N635US is stored. It does not have any date of storage.

Would this be the last -27 (for Braniff) Boeing model left in flyable condition?
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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:21 am

NWA Boeing 747-227B, N635US is unfortinatly parked in Marana (MZJ)  Sad

I don't know its fate, is it waiting for new owners, or wait to be scraped, or even waiting to be brought back into service (maybe for NWA Cargo)?


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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:24 am

I don't know if this would be the last Braniff 747 left.
n601BN, Big Orange went to Tower Air and was eventually scrapped.

The 747SP's I think have been parked. I think I read this but can't be sure. Anyone else know?
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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:19 am

The SPs are remarkably still around. N603BN and 604BN are Both in Storage. Other than that, 635US is in Marana with two other 227Bs NW got from Boeing in 1980/81 that Braniff never took delivery of. N634US is one and I forget the tail number of the other.
 
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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:43 pm

Quoting Socalfive (Reply 4):
N634US is one and I forget the tail number of the other.

It was 6633(N633US)
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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:11 pm

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
I don't know its fate, is it waiting for new owners, or wait to be scraped, or even waiting to be brought back into service (maybe for NWA Cargo)?

I believe its slated to be converted to a freight dog.
 
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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:17 pm

No 742 from anyone will ever leave here except in the back of a smelter flat bed rig. Too many 400's in line for delivery boy specials on the ramp. I Live in Marana and have friends that do contract work inside the field. Many of these red tail's belong to banks who took it in the patooski when NWA rejected leases. Two were in line for D checks anyway, and that has turned into autopsys now. Plus, rumor has it Pinal County wants to take back this field for development and general use, but the Evergreen folks have a lot of work to make all this metal dissaper, then clean up the contamanated soil.
 
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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:48 pm

Quoting Redneckslim (Reply 8):
No 742 from anyone will ever leave here except in the back of a smelter flat bed rig.

Make that "Most 742". Over the last year several 742s who were here have been put back into service.



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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:03 pm

A 3 LH bird has arrived at Evergreen, new reg N489EV but do not know its old LH reg.
 
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RE: NWA 747-227, N635US

Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:33 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):
Would this be the last -27 (for Braniff) Boeing model left in flyable condition?

I'm sure that you are referring to Braniff 747-227s, but there are quite a few old Braniff 727s still flying. I have flown two this week. Of all of the different models that my company has, the ex Braniff airplanes are set up the best, fly the straightest, and seem to have been maintained quite well.

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