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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:27 pm

Quoting N471WN (Reply 95):

I just received my Airliner Letter

What's an Airliner Letter?
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:31 pm

Barney said his info showed return to service 22 Feb, it does seem odd such a new valuable aircraft would be scrapped, we will see.
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:56 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 101):
Barney said his info showed return to service 22 Feb, it does seem odd such a new valuable aircraft would be scrapped, we will see.

Trust me that date has to be wrong--it has a cracked rear bulkhead!!
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:00 am

Hi guys, just double checked and as of an hour ago, it shows the mx in PAE finishing on Feb 26th. I can only assume at that point it will return to service.

Edit -

All I know is what the mx schedule shows - "fuselage skin repair". No mention of cracked bulkhead.

[Edited 2014-02-20 16:04:10]

[Edited 2014-02-20 16:05:23]
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:03 am

Quoting barney captain (Reply 103):

Hi guys, just double checked and as of an hour ago, it shows the mx in PAE finishing on Feb 26th. I can only assume at that point it will return to service.

...but N471WN has an Airliner Letter? and access to our internal MX log (like we do) and it says otherwise....apparently?!?!
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:06 am

Is he referring to a publication called Aviation Letter?.
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:26 am

Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 98):
That would probably make more sense. SWA has a lot of their 737 checks done at PAE and except for a very old 727 the fire department used I haven't seen any airplanes scrapped there.

Trust me some early model 737-300'sof SWA were scrapped there.



Quoting bennett123 (Reply 105):
Is he referring to a publication called Aviation Letter?.

Yes Airliner.letter is a once a month publication
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:51 am

I'm seeing 8327 as being done in PAE on Feb 26, later tha

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 101):
Barney said his info showed return to service 22 Feb

It's now showing #8327 being in PAE until Feb 26.
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:07 am

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 107):

It's now showing #8327 being in PAE until Feb 26.

Which means it may be there being stripped of interiors and scheduled to fly to a chop yard in the desert for scrapping---Gosh I hope not but it is a sad possibility
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:12 am

There was a WN planned scrapped here a few years ago, and one scrapped in Shelton after that.
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:38 am

Quoting n471wn (Reply 108):
Which means it may be there being stripped of interiors and scheduled to fly to a chop yard in the desert for scrapping---Gosh I hope not but it is a sad possibility

You just really want this bird to be scrapped... that or you really want to be RIGHT! We... Barney and I ... don't really "care"... that is, we don't care if we're right or wrong, we're just sharing what's on the internal MX schedule which is the aircraft is at PAE and it doesn't show "bulkhead crack" and it doesn't say it's being scrapped. Maybe it really is... if it is, so-be-it... end of story, we don't care!!!!... but our INTERNAL, COMPANY DOCUMENTS do not confirm a scrapping... so until they do we aren't going to support it. When/if they do, then sure, and if so, then we shall move on from it just like everything else. I'm not sure why the gigantic hangup on this single issue.
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:29 am

With all due respect to the poster, the source you

Quoting WNCrew (Reply 110):

  

With all due respect N471WN , I will believe the above sources before I'd believe some newsletter that nobody really knows about. Only time will tell who's right, but again as I said earlier I'd stick with the information provided by the folks that work at WN here..

I think its time that the mods should lock this thread..
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:33 am

Quoting WNCrew (Reply 110):
but our INTERNAL, COMPANY DOCUMENTS do not confirm a scrapping... so until they do we aren't going to support it.

Just out of curiosity, what do the internal company documents usually say when there will be a scrapping? I'm not trying to be combative here, I'm genuinely curious if they have a standard terminology for it.
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:17 am

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 112):
Just out of curiosity, what do the internal company documents usually say when there will be a scrapping?

Scrappings are usually down the line in the process, but usually it just says "RETIRE" next to it or "Return to Lessor". Then there will be a ferry flt to where ever it's going and that'll be the end of it.
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:49 pm

Quoting WNCrew (Reply 110):
You just really want this bird to be scrapped... that or you really want to be RIGHT

Hey guys please re-read my threads---I DO NOT want this a/c scrapped!! I am just curious as to why there were reports that a repairable new a/c would be scrapped.. I have said over and over on this thread how much I hope the sources I have are wrong. I do not have to be right because I have always said I do not know the outcome
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:43 pm

Hi All—Just wanted to confirm that the aircraft mentioned above is undergoing maintenance repairs and is scheduled to return to service in the coming weeks.

Rob Hahn
Southwest Airlines
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:53 pm

Quoting southwestair (Reply 115):

Thanks Rob and that is good news.

I do wonder how ATDB blew this one though.
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:22 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 116):

Thanks Rob and that is good news.

I do wonder how ATDB blew this one though.

Pure Speculation on my end so take it for what it's worth.

I think the rumor grapevine originally had it as "It looks bad, we might end up scrapping it" and by the time it ends up at the source it got changed like rumors do to "it looks likes were scrapping it". Slight change but completely different meaning. Then when they inspected further they saw it was repairable and thus is under repair.

That's my theory anyway.
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:03 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 116):
I do wonder how ATDB blew this one though.

Obviously they had a pre-release version of Airliner Letter....
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:07 pm

Quoting southwestair (Reply 115):
Hi All—Just wanted to confirm that the aircraft mentioned above is undergoing maintenance repairs and is scheduled to return to service in the coming weeks.

Rob Hahn
Southwest Airlines

Great news and so glad to hear this---please folks do not be too hard on ATDB and Airliner Letter---they are excellent sources but like people are not perfect.
 
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2 Year Old WN 738 (N8327A) - To Be Scrapped?

Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:59 pm

Quoting southwestair (Reply 115):
Hi All—Just wanted to confirm that the aircraft mentioned above is undergoing maintenance repairs and is scheduled to return to service in the coming weeks.

Rob Hahn
Southwest Airlines

As repairs are underway and the frame is due to return to service with WN, this thread will now be locked. All posts added after the thread lock will be removed for housekeeping purposes only.

Regards,

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