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The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year Awa

Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:40 pm


So who would you give this award to? Hardest working aircraft of the year (2004)


My nominee would be the NWA's DC-9's...after close to 40 years, still going strong!!!!!


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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:22 am

yes, the DC-9 would be at the top...
a few others would be US 737's, and AA MD-80's
 
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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:12 am

American's oldest MD-80s are 21 years of age, barely half that of NW's DC-9s.
Let not forget that Bolivia's 727-100 (LAB?) which is 39 yrs of age, and then there is the FedEx & UPS fleet of 727s are up there in years as well. Regards.
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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:18 am

"American's oldest MD-80s are 21 years of age, barely half that of NW's DC-9s"

well... the topic didnt ask for the oldest  Smile
 
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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:49 pm

If its ok to answer this thread with my opinion of the hardest working aircraft in general i would have to say the DC10 and md11 for cargo carriers.
They still doing the job non stop
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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:53 pm

The B737s.Especially the B732s.
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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:47 pm

I have always viewed 737s as very hard working aircraft. An d I think that they probably take it out again this year. Also I feel that NZs 744s are very highly utilised
 
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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:58 am

Maybe i missed the point here are we talking about a hard working work horse or a pax carrying airliner regardless of the amount of flights it makes?
As far as hard working is concerned I'd give it to the cargo carrying aircraft.
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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:36 pm


JumboJim,

you got it...just the hardest working workhorse in your opinion...
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RE: The "Hardest Working Aircraft Of The Year

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:47 pm

WN's 737s should be considered near the top of this list considering all the cycles they put on per day, week, month, etc. I'd call that hard-working, wouldn't you?

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RE: Best Approaches?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:06 am

MP DC-10F: Hardest working aircraft maybe.. hardest working crew for sure!

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