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by e7plnr
Sat May 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 501
Views: 119821

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

JetBlue averages 11.77 hours per day, I believe there is room to increase. That is 4300 hours/year. So a little less at 28 years for 120k. LH is scrapping a 26 year old A320 soon as there aren't enough hours left to justify a heavy C check. I'm not aware of an aircraft taken to the limit as they mu...

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by e7plnr
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 501
Views: 119821

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

MSN 50027, N108DU experienced some physical damage during the FAL. Now scheduled to deliver after MSN 50029, N110DU.

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by e7plnr
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 453
Views: 85243

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

8109 arrived in ATL today from Mirabel https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N109DU 777ER's - the remaining aircraft will receive the C+ mod before the summer schedule in ATL, completing the midlife mod for the ERs. 777LR's - two additional tails (7104 and 7107) will get Midlife mod before start of su...

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by e7plnr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13313

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Aircraft aren’t replaced 1:1. Many routes operated by 320/M88/M90 at ATL have been replaced with 739/321 - sometimes in lower frequency, sometimes for growth. This then enables the M88 to be retired, and frees the 320 and M90 to replace M88 in markets that can’t support a capacity increase. One can...

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by e7plnr
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 173000

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The DAL announcement did come out on March 22nd, but was quiet until the official announcement that Boeing would not be taking any additional action against Bombardier. http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-won-t-appeal-bombardier-cseries-ruling Deliveries to DAL are to start in October with six...

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by e7plnr
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 173000

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I am hearing that DL is shooting for a late May first delivery, depending on 2 things, D301 approval from the FAA and undisclosed seating issues. Let's hope they can get it ironed out. My understanding is DL will take first deliveries August - October 2018 time frame. Official announcement to come ...

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by e7plnr
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14053

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

Is it even legal (meaning passenger-carrying flights) for 747 without tank inerting modification to operate after December 31, 2017? A lot was written about it being a "drop-dead date". I'm curious about this question, and I haven't seen an answer. Is there some sort of exception for char...

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by e7plnr
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171877

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

It's actually on Delta.com! http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/airports-and-aircraft/Aircraft/boeing-757-200-75p.html The 75P (prior 75G) really isn't getting in-seat IFE or even power installed? Looks like that from DL's website.... Seems odd, especially since N819DX was in m...

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by e7plnr
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171877

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Additional fleet updates: Delta picked up 10 additional B737-900ER's to bring the total order to 130 aircraft. Expected delivery for the 10 additional aircraft to be Oct 2018 thru April 2019. N665DN will be the first of the additional 7 B757 to receive 199 Pax mod in June. The remaining six will rec...

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by e7plnr
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122228

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

My B757 explanation is based on the CAP increase, which was not explained earlier. I also wanted to include all 7, even though a few of them are already mentioned in the Delta Status Report. I know many here have a hard time with the idea of not accomplishing a M-check along with the 199 Mod, but i...

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by e7plnr
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122228

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

My B757 explanation is based on the CAP increase, which was not explained earlier. I also wanted to include all 7, even though a few of them are already mentioned in the Delta Status Report. I know many here have a hard time with the idea of not accomplishing a M-check along with the 199 Mod, but it...

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by e7plnr
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122228

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

N658DL, N659DL, N660DL, N665DN, N667DN, N668DN, and N669DN will all be added as CAP increases, taking the place of the 7 A320’s that will be parked in late 2017. Currently they are all scheduled for M-checks starting in January, but not 199 Pax. The 199 Pax, mod should come late 2017. No new winglet...

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by e7plnr
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex GOL delta 737-700/800
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: Ex GOL delta 737-700/800

DL will take a total of 4 -700's for part out. One or two have already been delivered. For the -800's DL will take 4 and convert them to DL standard interior to fly domestic routes. I have not heard anything about these 4 having Sky Interior.

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by e7plnr
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122228

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Two Check/Interior Mod lines have started in MSP. I'm sure N361NB is the first Interior mod. N326NB is only a L-Check. The plan for the A319/320 interior mods are to have them all completed by the start of the summer 2017 flight schedule. Same for B757 AC 670 - 684.

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by e7plnr
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & 747s
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: Delta & 747s

For heavy maintenance, two tails are scheduled for C checks in January 2017. Also, 3 tails have been upgraded with NGS, so a few can be flown into 2018, if needed.

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by e7plnr
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122228

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

AC 670 - 684 will not see the 199 Pax Mod until fall 2016. They were originally on the park list and now that they will be kept around a little longer they will get the mod. Keep in mind, it takes time to pull all the interior mod package requirements together.

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by e7plnr
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7
Replies: 223
Views: 39198

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7

B717 N987DN 9587 - already painted and just inducted into EIS mod, to enter Delta service approximately 25 Mar N988DN 9588 - just completed paint vist and to enter Delta service approximately 18 Feb N989DN 9589 - just completed paint visit and to enter Delta service approximately 28 Feb All three ha...

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by e7plnr
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 43830

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

The park schedule was revised this week to reflect the changes to the 757 park schedule. Aircraft 670 - 684 (except 677) will continue to be flown past 2017, but to date, no decision has been released on configuration of these particular aircraft.

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by e7plnr
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 43830

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

Just announced this week that Aircraft 670 - 684 have been removed from the park list per "executive decision". 677 is already parked an will remain parked.

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by e7plnr
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL B763ER Mods Part 4
Replies: 68
Views: 13427

RE: DL B763ER Mods Part 4

For the winglet installs, two a/c are schedule this winter.
N188DN - March 2014
N189DN - January 2014

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by e7plnr
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL DC-9s Gone By January?
Replies: 163
Views: 26512

RE: DL DC-9s Gone By January?

The last DC9's will fly until Jan 7, 2014.
The first 717, is flying around the southeast by flight ops and now that the FAA is back to work, there will be no more delayed deliveries from AirTran/SW.
Delta is scheduled to have approximately 15 717's by the end of 2013.

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by e7plnr
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL B763ER Mods Part 3
Replies: 71
Views: 14547

RE: DL B763ER Mods Part 3

For the current fall Mod schedule, all a/c that are currently w/o winglets will receive winglets during the Flat Bed Mod.
This includes:
N1501P
N152DL
N153DL
N155DL
N156DL
N394DL
N171DN

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by e7plnr
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL B763ER Mods Part 3
Replies: 71
Views: 14547

RE: DL B763ER Mods Part 3

As previously posted, ships 180 and 181 will be configured as 76Z after the mod.

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by e7plnr
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL B763ER Interior Mods Schedule Part 2
Replies: 165
Views: 29285

RE: DL B763ER Interior Mods Schedule Part 2

Ships 180 and 181 will be converted to the 76Z configuration starting in September. This will extend the 76Z fleet to 22 a/c (includes 76G->76Z).

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by e7plnr
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How ManyNorthwest Airplanes Still Need To Be Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 4218

RE: How ManyNorthwest Airplanes Still Need To Be Paint

If you are out and about you will see that the above a/c 5803, is now in the new silver mica livery. The remaining old livery 753 are being painted (6 remain). They are to be completed by the end of Jan 08. All 752 have the new livery. A319/320 painting is also taking place. By the end of the year o...

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by e7plnr
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All CO 73G/738's Now Winglet-ed
Replies: 34
Views: 5001

RE: All CO 73G/738's Now Winglet-ed

How long did it take CO to install a set of winglets? Also, how long did it take to install them on all 36 73G's and 101 738's?

E7plnr

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by e7plnr
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A319/ DC-9 Ground Collision Video
Replies: 81
Views: 27488

RE: NW A319/ DC-9 Ground Collision Video

I am surprised that no one has questioned the loss of the left hydraulic system. The NTSB report states the loss of right hyd. system due to a failure of the rudder s/o valve. The brake system utilizes both the rt. and lt. hyd. system, so what happened to the lt. hyd. system? What happened is what n...

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by e7plnr
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last NW DC-10 Flight On 1-7-07 Now?
Replies: 25
Views: 8138

RE: Last NW DC-10 Flight On 1-7-07 Now?

As stated before, Omni will receive 5 of the the last 6 DC-10 to come off the Douglas line. 1238,1239,1240,1243 and 1244. These are all low time and cycle a/c. 1236 is leaving <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>...

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by e7plnr
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Widebody Arrivals/Departures
Replies: 7
Views: 3170

RE: MSP Widebody Arrivals/Departures

A/C 1236 will be going to Omni to be used as a spare parts a/c.

NWA will deliver to Omni a/c 1238, 1239, 1240, 1243 and 1244 starting this fall as operational a/c. These 5 are of the last 6 DC-10's to come off the Douglas line.

e7plnr

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by e7plnr
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 757 Scrapped
Replies: 19
Views: 11182

RE: Another 757 Scrapped

It happens to be the one 757 that NWA returned to the lessor. All other 757's parked are scheduled to return to service by May 07.

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by e7plnr
Wed May 31, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA B757-200 Citys Coming!
Replies: 126
Views: 17862

RE: NWA B757-200 Citys Coming!

I confirmed this original posting on friday, just slow to respond. The original posting is correct with flight routings and a/c to be configured w/winglets and ETOPS. This has all been approved by marketing. 5644 is to be the first to be configured w/winglets in Sept.with another to follow. March 07...

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by e7plnr
Fri May 26, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA B757-200 Citys Coming!
Replies: 126
Views: 17862

RE: NWA B757-200 Citys Coming!

I have heard this plan, but are you sure about the a/c? 5644-5649 are Asia configured a/c and the plan is to keep 4-5 757's in Asia. I know 5644 is returning to the mainland this week. I did hear that it would be the first to be configured with winglets and undergo flight evaluations prior to the fu...

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by e7plnr
Tue May 23, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9 In LGB Today
Replies: 5
Views: 3747

NWA DC-9 In LGB Today

Today there will be some type of retirement ceremony at the old Douglas plant at <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym>. NWA flew a DC-9, 9943, N1308T with a fresh paint scheam out to <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA -...

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by e7plnr
Wed May 17, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Longer For NWA's DC-10's?
Replies: 28
Views: 7927

RE: How Much Longer For NWA's DC-10's?

1236 has been officially retired and is in the process of going to Omni Air as a spare parts a/c. Omni is also in the process of aquiring 5 DC-10 <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym>'s from NWA (1238, 1239, 1240, 1243 and 1244). The current plan is to end schedlued NWA DC-10...

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by e7plnr
Fri May 12, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Works In The Airline Industry?
Replies: 211
Views: 15699

RE: Who Works In The Airline Industry?

22 years US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. Maintenance on F-4's, F-16's, C-5's and C-130's. 7 years at <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> with large operator ...

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by e7plnr
Thu May 04, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA EMB190 Order
Replies: 93
Views: 12659

RE: NWA EMB190 Order

A group from Embraer will be visiting the SOC tomorrow afternoon. This could be the confirmation that seals the deal for the E-190 and E-175's

e7plnr

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by e7plnr
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Phasing Out DC-9's?
Replies: 49
Views: 7845

RE: Northwest Phasing Out DC-9's?

There are currently 13 DC-9's in Marana that are scheduled to be returned to service during 2006-2007: 4 -30's, 4 -40's and 5 -50's. This year 6 -30's will be parked saving D check cost. The last DC-9 parked, 9945 was damaged by a free wheeling SWA baggage cart in Louisville, KY. The a/c had to be f...

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by e7plnr
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Still Using The DC10 Pax
Replies: 32
Views: 8159

RE: Airlines Still Using The DC10 Pax

I have heard that a U.S. based company has submited a bid for 5 NWA -30ER's. If this bid goes through, we will see the last days of the DC-10 at NWA in 2007.

e7plnr

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by e7plnr
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Pilots Authorize Strike
Replies: 113
Views: 11721

RE: Northwest Pilots Authorize Strike

Why do people on this post continue to boast about replacement pilots...... NOT GOING TOO HAPPEN!!!!!!! Northwest has stated that they don't have a plan to replace striking pilots. A strike authorization vote is just what the pilots must do to prove there solidarity. The pilots and flight attendants...

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by e7plnr
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Plans To Replace DC-9s With RJs
Replies: 70
Views: 14003

RE: NW Plans To Replace DC-9s With RJs

NWA currently flies 5 747-200 passanger and 14 747-200F's. 13 747-400 are also currently flown in Asia operations while 3 are parked at MZJ awaiting lease negotiations

e7plnr

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by e7plnr
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Plans To Replace DC-9s With RJs
Replies: 70
Views: 14003

RE: NW Plans To Replace DC-9s With RJs

Rottamo---"According to their financial reports situation was:" Obviously that was the number in September 2005. The following months NWA parked quite a few nines and that number also takes into account 9 DC-9 -40/-50's and 4 -30's that are currently parked and are supposed to come back into service...

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by e7plnr
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Plans To Replace DC-9s With RJs
Replies: 70
Views: 14003

RE: NW Plans To Replace DC-9s With RJs

NWA is curently flying 104 DC-9s.

A/C cycles are not driving them to park, but rather 'H' and 'M' checks.
NWA had decided to park a/c based on checks comming due in order to save $.

757 and A320/319 are currently having their leases scurentenized.

e7plnr

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by e7plnr
Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Parks Newer Jets In Desert
Replies: 45
Views: 15331

RE: NW Parks Newer Jets In Desert

To date, NWA has rejected and returned to leasors 10 A319's; 3103-3112, 1 A320; 3246, and 1 757; 5524. There there are a number of a/c still parked due to lease negotiations or awaiting heavy check. This includes 2 A-320's and 10 757-200's. As for the DC-9's: the fleet has shrunk from 172 to 113 a/c...

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by e7plnr
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Busy Retiring DC-9s This Month
Replies: 21
Views: 8111

RE: NWA Busy Retiring DC-9s This Month

The four DC-9-30's were scheduled to retire due to their high cycles and the RVSM requirements that went into effect Jan 20th. 9903, 9906, 9907 and 9909. The last three DC-9-10's were also retired. 9138, 9153 and 9154. Two -50's (9881 and 9980) and three -30's (9938, 9968 and 9972) will return to se...

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by e7plnr
Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 At Marana, AZ
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

RE: NW 757 At Marana, AZ

The 5 757's are scheduled as 'short term' park. Although they have been there for 18+ months, NWA currently as no plan to pull them from <acronym title="Marana - Pinal Airpark (Silver Bell AHP) (MZJ), USA - Arizona">MZJ</acronym> (the Sep 04 long term plan was to pull them in early 05, but that has ...

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by e7plnr
Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 744 Coming Out Tonight!
Replies: 87
Views: 14311

RE: UA 744 Coming Out Tonight!

How many people on this post have witnessed an a/c in 'D' check? I have been in the aviation industry for 25 years and I can tell you that stripping a/c for a 'D' check is not a normal procedure. A/C painting is a separately scheduled task, stripping, priming and painting is accomplished in EPA appr...

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by e7plnr
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-10 Replacement
Replies: 39
Views: 6276

RE: NWA DC-10 Replacement

The Board of Directors meeting is the one I was referring too. Redtailmsp..... hit the nail on the head from what I have been told after I initiated this post. I was told that the Airbus proposal is actually a A330-800. This would have all the improvements of the A350, with a cockpit similar to the ...

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by e7plnr
Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-10 Replacement
Replies: 39
Views: 6276

NWA DC-10 Replacement

I am surprised that no nwa employees have mentioned the "decision regarding widebody aircraft replacement for DC10". This is one of the near term goals for nwa as stated by Doug Steenland. NWA will soon (Dec 8th meeting) announce a decision for a DC-10 replacement. The word is that the A330 delivery...

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