|Quoting Lufthansa (Thread starter):|
|Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 15):|
Are you suggesting that the accountants at Northwest did not know they were losing money prior to the bankruptcy? What is it you think accountants do? They can't make negative numbers turn positive can they?
|Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 17):|
As has been explained numerous times on here, the design life of the 320 family is significantly shorter than most Douglas aircraft.
|Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1):|
I'll tell you, those DC9s will outlast everything else; they'll probably be sending them out to Marana to collect A330 crews who have just dropped those aircraft off to be cut up!
|Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 4):|
I guess simple economics keep the DC-9 running and decide an A320 needs to be scrapped.
|Quoting MDorBust (Reply 6):|
It's parts must be pretty valuable.
|Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 10):|
Don't take your anger out on Northwest.....
Blame the leasing company that decided to scrap the aircraft:
Societe Generale Leasing International of France.
|Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 18):|
Is there any value left in DC-9 parts, or once they are wfu, are they truly just scrap?
|Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):|
Ok calm down. First of all Its an ORIGINAL build aircraft. Meaning it has a ton of cycles. Secondly. This a/c may have been on a lease therefor the LEASING COMPANY decided to scrap it. NW owns all their dc-9's thats why you see them not being scrapped. Finally, its just an aircraft. Calm down...
|Quoting Warren747sp (Reply 26):|
If Airbus built a better plane with strong wings perhaps it can last but the A320 is really a throw away plane.
|Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):|
Ok calm down.
|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 35):|
The DC-9 is built like a tank and will take one heck of a beating. The A320... as with most modern aircraft are not built to the same standards.
|Quoting Scalebuilder (Reply 37):
Please qualify your statement
|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 39):|
Older aircraft are much better built.. period.
|Quoting Iflyswa (Reply 39):|
They managed to make it to the desert before I even got to see one in service!
|Quoting 2H4 (Reply 38):|
They were built utilizing different capabilities and with different priorities as compared to modern aircraft.
|Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 5):|
Before you get all ballistic, Northwest did not own that aircraft. They decided to not renew the lease and the owner (not Northwest) decided to junk it. Your dismay is directed at the wrong party. Suggest more research on your part.
|Quoting 757ANP (Reply 37):|
Was out there a while back. If you're that easily upset by that photo, don't go out there and look across the runway. It's wing tip to wing tip NWA aircraft. I think they're the chief resident out there. The whole place is distressing. 747-400's, 777's, and on and on...
|Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 43):|
Huh? You mean the 777's that NW never had nor ordered?
|Quoting CF188A (Reply 41):|
Owned or not.... just its one of those things which DO NOT MAKE SENSE when you think of it bluntly! Thats like Air Canada getting rid of their 330s and purchasing more 67s.... Could Northwest just renew the leases? All in all woud that not save more money then to operate a plane which is 40+ years old?