Cactus Wings Aircraft Report
Hi all - I'm introducing a new format for reporting the week in
stored/derelict aircraft. Hopefully this new delivery method will allow a
wider range of news to be reported, not just the weekly movements - although
those will follow at the bottom. Enjoy, and please credit Terry Nash/Cactus
Wings if used.
* N635AW A320  is being scrapped at PHX following its nose-wheel collapse
incident at PHX in Aug-2002. As of 28Feb-2003, only a fuselage section
remains. Scrapping contractor is The Memphis Group.
* 3D-NEG L-1011  Northeast Airlines – still parked at TUS, ex
* PT-SLU B737-500  Rio-Sul, arrived GYR 16Feb-2003, noted taped-up on
the ramp 22Feb-2003.
* N606TW B767-200  all white, arrived GYR 07Feb-2003, noted parked
between hangars on 22Feb-2003.
* N945MA MD-87  Allegiant, operated IWA’s first charter service
IWA-IFP as AAY223, 22Feb-2003.
* N131NJ MD-80 , ex Vanguard, noted at TUS 20Feb-2003 in full Allegro
c/s, departed 21Feb-2003 to MEX.
* N128NJ B737-200 , previously stored at MZJ, ferried MZJ-TUS-SAT on
Sunday 23Feb, and then SAT-YOW-KEF on 25Feb. Brian Herold noted it at SAT as
all-white, no titles.
* N508MJ CRJ700  arrived on delivery 25Feb-2003 from DTW.
* N142Z DC-3 , operated by the US Forest Service, flew Redding, CA
(RDD) – Tucson (TUS) – Vegas North (VGT) on 27Feb-2003.
* N727NY B727-200  arrived PHX 25Feb-2003, sports charter for NHL
Carolina Hurricanes. Parked on the Swift ramp, and departed 28Feb-2003 for
YYZ. Photo posted at:
* N271UP MD-11  ferried MZJ-HNL as UPS9562 on 25Feb-2003, presumably on
* From Speednews: EUROPEAN TRANSAIR, AZ plans August 2003 startup of Mexico
and Caribbean charters from Williams Gateway Airport, Mesa with four 737-300s,
two 737-400s, and a 767-200ER; it also plans feeder services with four ATR
* Still presently based at PHX:
N642AG EMB-135 Legacy
N737DX B734 )
N757BJ B757 ) - Aircraft used for Suns, Diamondbacks, and Coyotes
N902FJ CRJ900 Parked awaiting service in Apr-2003
UPS9191 B72F AMA-ROW
N102CK L10 VCV-SNN
N16824 ATR SAT-ROW
N14819 ATR SAT-ROW
N821US MD80 MHV-TUS
UAL9893 B732 VCV-SAT
UPS9562 MD11 MZJ-HNL .. N271UP
USA9297 B733 MHV-PHX-PIT
N434CA C212 PEQ-MZJ
AAL9748 MD80 STL-ROW
AAL9632 MD80 ROW-MZJ
UAL9894 B732 VCV-SAT
USA9299 B734 MHV-PHX-PIT
DAL9900 B72S ATL-MZJ .. N8875Z
DAL9901 B72S ATL-MZJ .. N8873Z
SXA146 B737 HNL-MHV
SXA14 Fk100 MHV-YXU