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What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:19 am

What's up with the two ex-NW B747-200s? Are they still with Delta doing charter flights?
 
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:41 am

No they were retired not long after the merger. I don't believe they ever saw the DL Livery. I think the tail of one was cut into little pieces and give to former NWA employees as a way to remember NWA.
 
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:27 am

Aren't those planes in service to that new NYC-Russia airline? Batavia?
 
bottie
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:21 pm

You mean this one probably:

http://www.baltia.com/
 
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:35 pm

Quoting bottie (Reply 3):


You mean this one probably:

http://www.baltia.com/

That's it!

Are they ever going to be approved?

[Edited 2012-06-09 16:41:04]
 
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:08 am

Quoting LOWS (Reply 2):
Aren't those planes in service to that new NYC-Russia airline? Batavia?

Only one went to Baltia: N623US, which is now N706BL. Baltia's other plane is from PIA, N705BL.
 
bottie
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:49 am

I've seen the 706 in Baltia c/s at VCV in Sep 2011, the 705 in basic PIA c/s I've seen leaving MZJ in 2010.

If they ever will start flying ... don't know, I won't put my money on that bet  
 
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:28 pm

Quoting aviationbuff08 (Reply 1):
I think the tail of one was cut into little pieces and give to former NWA employees as a way to remember NWA.

My timelines may be off, but I'm pretty sure both were still flying around after we received those pieces?
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:30 pm

Is Balita ever going to start flying ? They have been in the press for 10 years but no schdeuled flights yet.
 
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:15 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 8):
Is Balita ever going to start flying ? They have been in the press for 10 years but no schdeuled flights yet.

Their original plans date back about 23 years to 1989.
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RE: What's Up With The Two Ex-NW B747-200s?

Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:43 am

Quoting aviationbuff08 (Reply 1):
No they were retired not long after the merger. I don't believe they ever saw the DL Livery. I think the tail of one was cut into little pieces and give to former NWA employees as a way to remember NWA.

Correct on the first two counts. They were retired in late 2009 if I remember right.

But the one that was cut up for the employee mementos was N622US, which was retired in 2003.

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