Cactus Wings News
Revisions to this issue are in bold typeface.
* America West/US Airways fleet update:
B737-300 N173AW  was returned to the lessor 03Feb-2006 and ferried PHX-MCN as HP7808, then MCN-GYR on 04Feb-2006.
A320 N601AW  LRF in America West livery was HP17 JFK-PHX 04Feb-2006. Ferried to Roswell for painting into new US Airways livery 04Feb-2006. Returned to Phoenix 12Feb-2006.
A320 N648AW  LRF in America West livery was HP8 ORD-PHX 18Feb-2006. Ferried to Roswell for painting into new US Airways livery 18Feb-2006.
A320 N652AW  LRF in America West livery was HP187 SAN-PHX on 11Feb-2006. Ferried to Roswell for painting into new US Airways livery 11Feb-2006. Returned to Phoenix 19Feb-2006 and FRF was HP332 PHX-SJD 19Feb-2006.
A320 N658AW  LRF in America West livery was HP174 MEX-PHX 18Feb-2006. Ferried to Roswell for painting into new US Airways livery 18Feb-2006.
A320 N663AW  Painted in US Airways livery at Roswell.
A320 N665AW  Painted in new US Airways livery at Roswell and returned to Phoenix 10Feb-2006. FRF in new US Airways livery was HP332 PHX-SJD 11Feb-2006.
A320 N667AW  LRF in America West livery was HP791 PDX-PHX 10Feb-2006. Ferried to Roswell for painting in new US Airways livery 10Feb-2006. Returned to Phoenix 18Feb-2006, and FRF was HP1 PHX-ORD 19Feb-2006.
A319 N831AW  LRF in America West livery was HP812 SFO-PHX 13Feb-2006. Ferried to Roswell for painting in new US Airways livery 13Feb-2006.
A319 N835AW  Painted in new US Airways livery at Roswell. Returned to Phoenix 09Feb-2006 and FRF in new US Airways livery was HP807 PHX-SFO 09Feb-2006.
A319 N839AW  New delivery in primer to Roswell. Painted in new US Airways livery and ferried to Phoenix 09Feb-2006. FRF was HP186 PHX-SAN 10Feb-2006.
A319 N840AW  New delivery in primer to Roswell, ferried XFW-PIK-BGR-ROW on 14Feb-2006.
* Hawaiian Airlines is said to have purchased four ex-Delta B767-300s currently stored at Victorville: N116DL , N117DL , N118DL , and N119DL .
* Ex-JetsGo MD83 N162BS [53465, ex C-FKLY], previously at Tucson, was delivered to Onur Air and ferried TUS-YQB and eastward 10Feb-2006 on delivery.
* Ex-Northwest A320 N346NW , previously stored at Marana, ferried MZJ-SAT 24Jan-2006. Aircraft has been leased to Nouvelair (Tunisia) for delivery in April 2006.
09Feb A319 N839AW  to US Airways at Phoenix
03Feb N921R DC86 Murray Air
08Feb N529AF SWM Ameriflight (orange livery)
18Feb N164RJ BBJ (Swift ramp)
14Feb N17309 B733 full Avolar c/s
19Feb N..... B732 full Shaheen Air c/s
N370WL B733 MZJ-MSP
N466TM C130 airtest MHV
AWE7816 B733 MCN-GYR (N323AW)
DAL9904 B733 SLC-VCV (N311WA)
N112PS DC91 VCV-SHV
N140SC L10 airtest MHV
TPA712 DC87 MIA-MZJ
USA9239 B733 PIT-MZJ
N162BS MD83 TUS-YQB
USA9239 B733 PIT-MZJ
N14879 MD80 airtest GYR
NWA9750 B757 MSP-MZJ (N531US)
NWA9751 B757 MZJ-MSP (N537US)
PCE4371 B733 INT-MZJ (N371PA)
ABD15P B747 HNL-MZJ
NWA9751 DC93 MSP-MZJ (N9333)
N1470K F100 MHV-TUL
N320UA B733 VCV-TUS
DAL9900 B732 ATL-VCV (N304DL)
NWA9751 DC93 MSP-MZJ (N945N)
NWA9868 A320 MSP-MZJ (N307US)
N606TW B767 BOH-ROW
N916AE JS32 IGM-MEZ
NWA9869 A320 MSP-MZJ (N308US)
NWA9750 DC93 MCI-MZJ (N967N)
N309WA B733 VCV-TUS
N390UA B733 GYR-TUS
NWA9750 DC93 MSP-MZJ (N612NW)
Any tie-ups on the above, or anything I may have missed, would be appreciated. It helps keep my database and the Cactus Wings website up to date. Codes can be translated at The Airline Codes Website:
New slides for sale and auction:
New photos from the region: