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nworlnsbearcub
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The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:31 am

Perhaps that is not EXACTLY titled as I mean.....

Does anyone have any idea what the single aircraft in the world is that has been with the most carriers/users ?

Difficult to find out ??

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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:42 am

I can only take a guess on this one.
But I would think, 737's.
DC-9 or MD's in second.

Does anyone have any numbers on this one?
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nworlnsbearcub
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:46 am

I think I may have asked too broad of a question. I meant literally ONE aircraft... a single registered aircraft.

Maybe that is entirely too difficult to find out ?


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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:00 am

If I had to guess, I would think one of the freighters would be, because often after use with many pax airlines, they are sold and converted. I may be wrong though.
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:05 am

Air Canada 737's.

Quite a few of them have gone from CP -> Canadian -> Air Canada -> Air Canada Tango -> Air Canada Jetz -> Zip Airlines (Air Canada Zip)..

Westjet also have quite a few 737's that have been around a long, long time.
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:14 am

DC-9 or MD's in second.

What about the 320?
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nworlnsbearcub
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:23 am

ughhhh

Does anyone understand what i am asking ?
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:25 am

I understand what you want to know...if NXXXX has had the most owners.

But that would take a lot of research.
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slider
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:08 am

I understand your question.

But that's a tricky one to answer as well, because with mergers and so forth, it's conceivable that the registration never changed, depending on who the certificated operator was.

For example, NW presently operates some DC-9-10s that were brand new out of Douglas and went to Bonanza. Merged with Air West, then Republic, and finally NW. As of a couple years ago, I know there was one "pocket rocket" that was a Bonanza original.

Airfleets.net doesn't have NW's D9 breakdown, so if there are any NW employee here that have a current fleet register, you may find it listed.

But based on the original premise of your question, I would guess it's a DC-3 or something, or some other cargo-dedicated ship.
 
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:16 am

America West's N334AW, a Boeing 737-300 has been around quite a bit. Before joining HP's fleet, it saw service with :
- Western Pacific
- Nordic East Int'l Airways
- MAT Macedonian
- Taesa
- Air Europa
- TEA Basel
- Vasp Brazilian
- Transwede
- Hispania Airways

I'm sure there are better examples but they're not easy to find.
 
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:48 am

Slider, thanks for that link.

After searching a few Westjet aircrafts:

737-200, C-GWJE
Previous operators:
Pacific Western, Pan Am, Canadian Airlines, SBG, Inter America, Aero Fiesta, FSB, Astoria Airlines, FSB, Westjet

C-GWJU (which is now retired, I believe) was Southwests first 737-200 if I'm not mistaken.

737-200, C-GWJK
Previous operators:
Kuwait Airways, Star Jet, VASP, GPA, Faucette, Aero Santa, Faucette, ALFC, Westjet

737-200, C-GEWJ
Previous operators:
Air Florida, Air Europe, Wien Air, Midway Airlines, Caymen Airways, Carnival Airlines, TAESA, AirTran, Westjet

737-200, C-FCWJ
Previous operators:
LADECO, GPA, Spantax, Air UK Leisure, British Airways, Gibraltar Airways, East West Airlines, PLM International, Westjet

If you're interested, I suggest checking out .

EH.
 
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:42 am

DC-8-63 N906R

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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:50 am

Do an A.net photo search for the USA3000 A320s, and the ones that are in hybrid Thomas Cooke liveries have worn about 6 different titles in the last 5 years.

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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:54 pm

Nworlnsbearcub, I think I now hate you. You're going to make me work this weekend. Though my databases are rather negelcted, no serious updates in 4 years, my curiousity is aroused. The above listed are all good nominees but I think I can find better without resorting to the 757s and A320s that are traded back and forth yearly.
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RE: The Single Most-traded Aircraft Ever?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:52 pm

There is a 737-300 that was with Piedmont, US Air, Western Pacific and now is with Southwest, I believe the tail number of the plane with Southewest is N660SW. I recall seeing pictures of it on here sometime ago in a similiar post with all the different paint jobs that it has gone through

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