Saturday, April 10, 2004

Las Vegas Apr06-2004

Douglas DC-10-30 47837 N1855U has been reduced to a pile of aluminium, so Apr06-2004 will be the official B/U date.

The two Fokker 100 US Airways are still parked in front of Signature Hanga, still there today Apr10-2004 .

Leaving "only" EMB-120 N199SW in the storage area at Las Vegas! The lowest I ever have seen since 1966!

Friday, April 09, 2004

Cactus Wings Aircraft Report

News items

* Southwest B737-700 N453WN [29847] arrived at Phoenix on delivery to the airline. It ferried PAE-PHX on 05Apr-2004 as SWA5003.

* Ex-Continental Express ATR42 N42836 [200], previously stored at Roswell, ferried ROW-YUL on 05Apr-2004.

* Delta B767-200 N112DL [22224], previously stored at Goodyear, returned to service on 05Apr-2004. It ferried GYR-GSO as DAL9900.

* Ex-USAirways B737-300 N349US [23552], previously stored at Mojave, ferried MHV-HNL on 09Apr-2004.

* The Collings Foundation "Wings of Freedom" tour stopped in Arizona this week. Noted at Phoenix/Williams-Gateway on 07Apr-2004 was B-24J Liberator N224J (44-0973), named "The Dragon & His Tail" and B-17G N93012 (44-83575), named "Nine-O-Nine". After 09Apr-2004 the tour is headed to Tucson, and then to Prescott, AZ.

* One bit of news I left out last week. British Airways B777-200 G-YMMA [30302] operated the last 777 on BAW289/288 of the winter season into Phoenix on 27Mar-2004. The route is now flown by a B747-400 and G-BNLB [23909] flew the first service on 28Mar-2004.

Aircraft movements
UAL9926 B733 GYR-ORD N396UA

AMX855 B757 PHX-GYR N301AM
DAL9900 B767 GYR-GSO N112DL

AAL9635 F100 TUL-MHV

N349US B733 airtest MHV


Monday, April 05, 2004

Goodyear, AZ Mar28-2004

As usual it is not a complete report, as some aircraft are in the hangar and some parked behind the hangar and unable to read the registration.

Airbus A300
0304 203 N308FV All white/silver with Philippine tailfin colors.

Airbus A310
0570 324 N229BA Basic Singapore colors, no titles/logo.

Airbus A320
0283 211 N754US Basic Aircanada colors, no titles/logo.

Boeing 727
18843 76C N721JE Full US Postal colors.
19089 22C N426EX Full US Postal colors.
19090 22C N427EX Full US Postal colors.
19097 22C N428EX Full US Postal colors.
19099 22C N421EX Full US Postal colors.
19287 51C N416EX Full US Postal colors.
19289 51C N426EX Full US Postal colors.
19475 223 N316NE Full US Postal colors.
19495 223 N314NE Full US Postal colors.
19597 82C N528PC Full US Postal colors.
19665 172C N527PC Full US Postal colors.
19702 223 N313NE Full US Postal colors.
19703 223 N311NE Full US Postal colors.
20042 134C N424EX Full US Postal colors.
20190 223 N315NE Full US Postal colors.
20193 223 N312NE Full US Postal colors
20662 224 EC-HBR All white/no titles/logo
21266 227 C-FACW No registrastion, still in Allcanada colors C/N pinted on aft fuselage with small numbers.
21416 222 N7269U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21424 222 N7277U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21455 281 N328FV Australian Air Express
21557 222 N7279U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21565 222 N7287U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21566 222 N7288U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21567 222 N7289U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21569 222 N7291U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21570 222 N7292U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21571 222 N7293U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21572 222 N7294U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21826 2Q8 N831L Basic Delta colors, no titles/logo.
21892 222 N7297U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21897 222 N7443U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21901 222 N7447U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21905 222 N7451U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21906 222 N7452U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21908 222 N7454U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21913 222 N7459U Basic United colors, no titles/logo.
21989 231 N84357 Basic Capital Cargo colors, no titles/logo.

Boeing 737
21735 2Q8 N121NJ Full old Vanguard colors.
21927 232C N806AL Full Aloha colors.
22575 2U9 N149AW Full America West colors, no engines
22782 2E3 N138AW Full America West colors, no engines
22859 247 N235WA Full Delta Express colors.
22979 2T5 N120NJ Full old Vanguard colors.
23100 232 N328DL Full Delta Express colors.
23219 3G7 N151AW Basic America West colors, at the runway testing engines, towed back to the hangar.
23359 3T0 N14308 Basic Continental colors, no titles/logo
24361 322 N355UA Full United colors
24362 322 N356UA Full United colors
24378 322 N367UA Full United colors.
24379 322 N358UA Full United colors.
24452 322 N359UA Full United colors.
24453 322 N360UA Full United colors.
24454 322 N361UA Full United colors.
24671 322 N396UA Full United colors.

Boeing 747
22709 SR-81 JA8156 basic All Nippon colors, no titles/logo
21939 212B N525UP All white no titles/logo
21550 206B N725SA Basic KLM colors, no titles/logo minus all engines and many parts.
23056 306 PH-BUU Full Phuket Airlines colors.
24066 412 N728BA All white with dark blue finn, no titles/logo.
24405 4H6 N73714 Basic Malaysia colors, no titles/logo

Boeing 757
23227 236 N227AN All white and grey, no titles/logo
24122 236 N241CV Fly Air titles
24135 236 N335FV Full Air Holland colors.
24136 27B N136CV colors, with Turkish flag.
28482 231 N714P Basic American Airlines colors, no titles/logo.

Boeing 767
22218 232 N106DA Full Delta colors
22224 232 N112DL Full Delta colors
22226 232 N114DL Full Delta colors
22227 232 N115DA Full Delta colors, being fueld on th ramp.
23802? 241 N770QT Full VARIG colors
23802? 241 PP-VNP Full VARIG colors
23805 241 PP-VNR Full VARIG colors.

Boeing 777-222
26916 222 N777UA Full United Air Lines colors.
26917 222 N766UA Full United Air Lines colors.
26935 222 N789UA Full United Air Lines colors.
28714 222 N205UA Full United Air Lines colors.
30213 222 N207UA As above
30214 222 N208UA As above

Douglas DC-7C
45549 N777EA No titles/logo intact

Douglas DC-9
48125 32 N481SF Basic Aeromexico colors, no titles/logo
48126 32 N481SG Basic Aeromexico colors, no titles/logo
48127 32 XA-AMC Basic Aeromexico colors, no titles/logo
48129 32 XA-AME Basic Aeromexico colors, no titles/logo.

McDonnell Douglas MD-80
49111 82 N951AS All white, partly Alaska Airliens logo on rudder.
49233 82 N932AS All white, partly Alaska Airlines logo on rudder.
49399 83 N316FV Full Transjet colors.
49402 83 N314FV Transjet titles
49441 82 N35836 Full Continental colors.
49442 83 N494AP Full Avioimpex colors.
49480 82 N15820 Full Continental colors.
49483 82 N76823 Full Continental colors.
49634 82 N34838 Full Continental colors.
49635 82 N14839 Full Continental colors.
49777 87 N807NK All white, no titles/logo, no engines.

Douglas DC-10
46540 30 N304SP All white no titles/logo
46541 30 N541SA All white no titles/logo
47812 30F N1853U Basic United colors, no titles/logo
47889 30 N306FV Al white no titles/logo
47980 30F N322FE Basic Federal Express colors, no titles/logo (back).

McDonnell Douglas MD-11
48476 N805DE Full Delta Airlines colors.
48479 N808DE As above
48480 N809DE As above
48500 PP-VPO Full VARIG colors
48501 PP-VPP Full VARIG colors.
48565 N810DE As above
48579 N276UP All white, no titles/logo.
48600 N813DE Full Delta Airlines colors.
48601 N812DE As above
48623 N814DE As above
48624 N815DE As above

Sunday, April 04, 2004

Las Vegas McCarran International Apr03-2004

47837 N1855U cockpit section was gone by Mar31-2004, and today Apr03 there was only the rear part of the fuselage with tailfin left.

Fokker F-28 MK0100
11392 N897US and 11398 N898US were both out of the storage area and parked in front of the hangar with all covers from windows and engines removed, so it looks like they will leave LAS soon.

Aeromexico DC-9-32 XA-AMD is scheduled to be returned to lessor Apr05-2004 and Boeing 757 N301AM next week, Aeromexico's last Boeing 757.