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Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:13 am

N637SW is currently en route from Victorville to Tampa. I assume this is to be transferred to a new owner, but is something bigger afoot?
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:20 am

PEMCO does a lot of mod work at TPA. Sounds like it’s going to be outfitted for a new owner.

My last trip to TPA, I saw a former BA B734 parked out by one of their hangars.

Edit: Before anyone comments... no, WN is not bringing any B733s back into service to cover for the MAX.
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:21 am

I'm guessing it is heading to Pemco's facility at TPA for a possible cargo conversion.
 
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:23 am

It's without a doubt heading to PEMCO for a conversion to a cargo plane. PEMCO has been doing a lot of conversion to cargo, among working on F9, G4 and AA.
 
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:26 am

It was owned in the past by Southwest and the Bank of Utah is now the owner as of 5/31/2018. This is also a 1996 -300 series so a later build as well.
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:43 am

And N638SW flew today from VCV to Iceland with a fuel stop in Portland Maine. Glad to see these 1997 builds find new homes
 
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:13 am

ytib wrote:
It was owned in the past by Southwest and the Bank of Utah is now the owner as of 5/31/2018. This is also a 1996 -300 series so a later build as well.


Bank of Utah, was not the owner, but the Trustee for a foreign entity or for an owner who cares not to share its identity with you. Nonetheless, N637SW and N638SW were sold to Dana Air (Nigeria) on 5/30/2019.
 
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:43 am

Runway28L wrote:
My last trip to TPA, I saw a former BA B734 parked out by one of their hangars.


Was it in the full livery still? If so it was likely a Comair bird, there haven't been any British BA 734s around in 5+ years now.
 
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:47 am

alancostello wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
My last trip to TPA, I saw a former BA B734 parked out by one of their hangars.


Was it in the full livery still? If so it was likely a Comair bird, there haven't been any British BA 734s around in 5+ years now.

They were former BA aircraft stored at VCV. They and the former Alaska 734s are popular for cargo conversions.
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 am

alancostello wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
My last trip to TPA, I saw a former BA B734 parked out by one of their hangars.


Was it in the full livery still? If so it was likely a Comair bird, there haven't been any British BA 734s around in 5+ years now.

The rudder was still painted in BA colors, but the rest of the tail and the titles on the fuselage were painted over. This was in March 2017.
 
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 am

MO11 wrote:
ytib wrote:
It was owned in the past by Southwest and the Bank of Utah is now the owner as of 5/31/2018. This is also a 1996 -300 series so a later build as well.


Bank of Utah, was not the owner, but the Trustee for a foreign entity or for an owner who cares not to share its identity with you. Nonetheless, N637SW and N638SW were sold to Dana Air (Nigeria) on 5/30/2019.


Looking at their Wiki page, this would be a new aircraft for them, are they using them as PAX or cargo they don't seem like cargo, but kinda surprised PAX revamp at PEMCO
 
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:18 pm

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
MO11 wrote:
ytib wrote:
It was owned in the past by Southwest and the Bank of Utah is now the owner as of 5/31/2018. This is also a 1996 -300 series so a later build as well.


Bank of Utah, was not the owner, but the Trustee for a foreign entity or for an owner who cares not to share its identity with you. Nonetheless, N637SW and N638SW were sold to Dana Air (Nigeria) on 5/30/2019.


Looking at their Wiki page, this would be a new aircraft for them, are they using them as PAX or cargo they don't seem like cargo, but kinda surprised PAX revamp at PEMCO


Indeed. Just today though PEMCO just announced a 4th 733 P2F conversion for Rostrum Leasing (Source: Cargofacts on Twitter).
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:24 pm

 
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:19 pm

I mistyped the Dana Air listing. Dana acquired aircraft 636 and 638.
 
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Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:40 pm

n471wn wrote:
And N638SW flew today from VCV to Iceland with a fuel stop in Portland Maine. Glad to see these 1997 builds find new homes


I'm curious as to how the flight from Portland to KEF was navigated. If you look at the flightaware it seems obvious that the aircraft flew a more northerly route over Labrador to minimize time over water, is this correct? Would this aircraft have a GPS or other navigation system appropriate for over water flight (I suppose it does as it flew over water, but I'm curious about how this flight was accomplished).

Note: I'm not a pilot, I'm just a curious av-geek. Thanks

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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:27 am

Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped.
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:16 am

canyonblue17 wrote:
Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped.


There are strong rumours, that XTRA AIRWAYS will take delivery of a bunch for their ULCC project. I guess the rumours started with the the registration of N926XA msn 27926: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... rtxt=926XA
 
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:57 pm

debonair wrote:
canyonblue17 wrote:
Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped.


There are strong rumours, that XTRA AIRWAYS will take delivery of a bunch for their ULCC project. I guess the rumours started with the the registration of N926XA msn 27926: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... rtxt=926XA


Is N926XA still stored at GYR? My paid subscription data base said it was never put into service and was scrapped. Any information is appreciated!
 
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:13 pm

The confusion existed when Aersale owned Xtra Airways. It would buy airplanes and apply "XA" registrations even though they were never intended for service with Xtra. That particular airplane was registered that way 18 months ago, a couple months before Xtra was sold.
 
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:09 pm

But is it still there?
 
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:28 am

canyonblue17 wrote:
Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped.


If it was N629SW, it’s flying for Swift Air now and was recently repainted in a boring generic white and blue livery.
 
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:17 am

OB1504 wrote:
canyonblue17 wrote:
Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped.


If it was N629SW, it’s flying for Swift Air now and was recently repainted in a boring generic white and blue livery.


At least it's closer to its original colors as Silver One :P
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Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:42 am

737max8 wrote:
OB1504 wrote:
canyonblue17 wrote:
Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped.


If it was N629SW, it’s flying for Swift Air now and was recently repainted in a boring generic white and blue livery.


At least it's closer to its original colors as Silver One :P



Also, at least it isn't being chopped!

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