qfatwa
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NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:29 am

Can anyone confirm if these aircraft remain in service:

N225NW (red)
N226NW (silver)
N237NW (red)
N240NW (silver)

Or are others still flying
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:31 am

Dunno about NW but....


I believe Biman Bangladesh are still flying DC10's

[Edited 2006-12-03 02:32:32]
We, the undersigned, do hereby consent.....
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:37 am

1234
1237


Are two that i know of for sure.
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:42 am

N237NW operated the Lions charter to PHX on 11/18.
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:47 am

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:03 pm

Quoting QFATWA (Thread starter):

N225NW (red)
N226NW (silver)
N237NW (red)
N240NW (silver)

N225 and 226NW are no longer in service. I believe only N234, 237, and 240NW remain. N226NW will be ATA's first DC-10 as N701TZ which will be headed to SAT for heavy maintenance in about 2 weeks.
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:22 pm

Quoting QFATWA (Thread starter):
N226NW (silver)


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That's too bad, but I can't wait to see the TZ colors on it.

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:48 pm

I flew on N234NW HNL-MSP in the beginning of NOV

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:14 pm

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:29 pm

They have only three or four DC-10 left.

N227NW not sure
N234NW okay
N237NW okay
N240NW okay
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:31 pm

N240NW for sure..was spotted 29thnovember @ AMS as a 'gi-jo' plane..(military charter)

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:39 pm

Quoting Viasa (Reply 9):

N234NW spotted at BFI 11/27/2006 & N237NW at PHX 11/18/2006.
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:45 am

240NW has about 10 days left i'v been told.Sad as it flew like it was brand new the other day.
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:53 am

The N240NW has been in Amsterdam recently transporting soldiers towards Kuwait.
So iso of the old B742's we are seeing now the DC10's again.

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:12 am

Virginia, The A/C was in AMS but the rest of your statement is incorrect.
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:22 am

Don't know the tail number, but on 11/27 I saw a silver DC-10 in HNL doing the MSP flight.
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:12 am

I know N243 is out of the fleet (saw a picture at MSP with the titles being removed)...any idea where my special bird may be headed? Is she one of the DC-10s destined for TZ?

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:56 am

Northwest Has 3 DC-10's Left in Service

Im not sure what the registration numbers are but i know that one is flying HNL-MSP through March and the other 2 are flying football charters until the season is over

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:04 am

Quoting N243NW (Reply 16):
any idea where my special bird may be headed? Is she one of the DC-10s destined for TZ?

N243NW was purchased by Omni Air Internationl for fleet replacement
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:28 am

AF21, 4 till Dec 10/12 when 240NW will head to a charter operator . HNL / MSP is over around Jan 8 th.

[Edited 2006-12-04 00:31:24]
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:07 am

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 1):
I believe Biman Bangladesh are still flying DC10's

Yeah they are
Saw one at FCO about 3 hours ago
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:59 pm

So which 3 are still in service after December 12 Filejw?

N234NW
N237NW
????????
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:35 pm

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 5):
N226NW will be ATA's first DC-10 as N701TZ which will be headed to SAT for heavy maintenance in about 2 weeks.

That is very interesting to find out. This was the a/c I flew on MEM-AMS during my round the world trip a couple of months back. The trip report will come eventually. Nice to know this a/c will get a 3rd life with TZ, but a pity it will be at the expense of an L1011 or two.
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:01 pm

Quoting Filejw (Reply 19):
HNL / MSP is over around Jan 8 th.

The last scheduled Northwest DC-10 flight will be flight 98 from HNL-MSP on Sunday, January 7th...It will arrive early morning on Monday, January 8th in MSP...My wife and I will be on this flight!!!

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:15 pm

I didn't realize how soon they are all being retired... I guess my last time seeing one was the old colors DC10 I saw at a terminal at MIA early on the morning of november 25th, there for a charter... sad. When was the last 742 withdrawn from service?
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:55 pm

The 742 has not been withdrawn from service. The fex pax variants that are left serve NRT-GUM/SPN. That only takes 2 frames, but there must be one in NRT as a spare. Of course, the 742s freighters still cross the Pacific everyday.


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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:04 am

Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 25):
The 742 has not been withdrawn from service. The fex pax variants that are left serve NRT-GUM/SPN. That only takes 2 frames, but there must be one in NRT as a spare. Of course, the 742s freighters still cross the Pacific everyday.

So do NW742 pilots get to fly both Cargo and PAX from NRT? Because flying NRT-GUM and NRT-SPN everyday must get a little bit boring.
When does NW plan on retiring these 742s and what might replace them on the NRT-GUM/SPN flights? 757 or 744?
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:49 am

The 742 pilots fly both cargo sectors as well as pax sectors. They say the cargo sectors are the best! Not to sure when they'll be retired, but I'm sure NWA is planning something.

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:56 am

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 5):
N226NW will be ATA's first DC-10 as N701TZ which will be headed to SAT for heavy maintenance in about 2 weeks.

To SAA? Jus' curious.
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:29 pm

Quoting LemonKitty (Reply 23):
The last scheduled Northwest DC-10 flight will be flight 98 from HNL-MSP on Sunday, January 7th...It will arrive early morning on Monday, January 8th in MSP...My wife and I will be on this flight!!!

That's awesome, make sure you take some pictures!

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 22):
Nice to know this a/c will get a 3rd life with TZ, but a pity it will be at the expense of an L1011 or two.

Good point about it coming at the expense of the L1011, which are a lot more rare than the DC10s these days. In a perfect world TZ would operate both in scheduled service like Pan Am circa early 80's.

Quoting Filejw (Reply 12):
240NW has about 10 days left i'v been told.Sad as it flew like it was brand new the other day.

Lucky you got a chance to fly on it. It was one of last DC10s ever built.
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:05 pm

Trijets, Thanks I'll put that in my logbook
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:27 pm

No problem Filejw, it was one the last 5 or 10 out of nearly 400 to ever come off the line back in 1988.
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:02 pm

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 31):
No problem Filejw, it was one the last 5 or 10 out of nearly 400 to ever come off the line back in 1988.

N240NW is the 438th DC-10/KC-10A off the line of a total of 446. Was origininally delivered as HS-TMC.

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:07 pm

Any further updates? Looks like N234NW and N237NW will be the only Big 10's left after December 12...

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:46 pm

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 28):
To SAA? Jus' curious.

Yes, sir  Smile

Quoting LemonKitty (Reply 33):
Any further updates? Looks like N234NW and N237NW will be the only Big 10's left after December 12...

and both will be headed to ATA.
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:34 pm

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 32):
N240NW is the 438th DC-10/KC-10A off the line of a total of 446. Was origininally delivered as HS-TMC.

Cheers.

Furthermore the 3rd to last pax DC-10 and last DC10-30ER.
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:54 am

Ok, back to the original post....Trying to keep this topic alive until I fly on the retirement flight on Jan 7th...I am trying to figure out which plane will make the last NWA scheduled DC-10 flight on Jan 7..any guesses?

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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting LemonKitty (Reply 36):
Ok, back to the original post....Trying to keep this topic alive until I fly on the retirement flight on Jan 7th...I am trying to figure out which plane will make the last NWA scheduled DC-10 flight on Jan 7..any guesses?

I think its a bit early to know. Even NW doesn't know which aircraft will operate it this far out. It will be either N234NW and N237NW.
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:17 am

Does anyone have an update on this? Is the fleet definitely down to N234NW and N237NW? Confirmation of the latest NW DC-10 withdrawals would be welcome.

Quoting LemonKitty (Reply 23):
My wife and I will be on this flight!!!

I'll see you there! Any other a.netters planning to make the farewell flight??
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:29 pm

I see two NW DC-1O's will be in HNL tonight, besides #99 its looks like #9840 is enroute to pick up the Arizona State Football team after tomorrows bowl game, which means perhaps late tomorrow evening or early on Christmas morning might be the last visit of an active NW DC-10 to PHX.
 
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RE: NW DC10s Still In Service

Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:31 pm

Would have loved to add a #5 last flight certificate to the wall, but it's a bit pricey. Can't wait to see photos!