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Fri Mar 16, 2001 10:46 am

What are everyones thoughts on the life/use of the 737-200 in the US. How much longer do you think we will see them in service?
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RE: 737-200

Fri Mar 16, 2001 11:01 am

They will be in service with Air Canada for at least 5 more years, minimum. AC still hasn't decided on the replacement...being either the 717 or A318.

RE: 737-200

Fri Mar 16, 2001 11:08 am

I hope they are used until 2010. They were in production until 1988 anyway. They aren't as old as many people think. I love the 732.
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RE: 737-200

Fri Mar 16, 2001 11:38 am

I am pretty sure that Delta probably the last major airlines to retire 732 which would be at least 5-10 years later. I would be thrilled if Delta would do like what NWA do to their DC-9 fleet then we can see our favorite 732 remain for other long years. And I am pretty sure 732 will keep flying for other 20+ years with lesser airlines in 2nd world countries like in latin america. My dream is to find any remain 737-247 and grab a ride before they are axed into pieces.

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RE: 737-200

Fri Mar 16, 2001 11:43 am

I think the 737-200 will start being phased out from 2006 on unless the plane has been hush-kitted to ICAO Stage III standards. The hush-kitted later-production 732's will probably hang around until 2012 at latest.