Photo © Sam Chui
As is currently being discussed in another thread, the rare B737-100 has disappeared from our skies. I guess this is natural as they all date from the late 1960s, but there is a perfectly intact and potentially airworthy example in TUS. It is currently registered N772WH, and was withdrawn from use as a VIP transport by the Mexican Air Force two years ago, before being ferried to TUS. It can be seen in the picture above by the bottom left corner - just above the B727.
This aircraft was previously operated by Air Florida and Singapore Airlines (delivered to Malaysia-Singapore Airlines before they parted).
I wonder whether SQ would consider preserving this aircraft - not necesarily in airworthy condition - as the B731 was the pioneer design of arguably the most successful narrowbody airliner ever, and this particular example was the last of the 30 built. It is nice that QANTAS are celebrating their heritage by flying one of their former B707s from storage in the UK to a museum in Australia. I wonder whether SQ would consider the same for this B731...
Any up to date information on N772WH would also be appreciated - it is a while since it was last noted.
Does anyone else think this would be a good idea?