Re: Northwest DC10's

Date:         02 Apr 98 01:23:48 
From:         rlawler@isd.net
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David R. Asher wrote:
> Does anybody know what Northwest plans on replacing its aging DC10 fleet
> with? Any insight would be appreciated... -D

Actually Northwest is currently adding to its DC-10 fleet. They
presently have 21 DC-10-40's and 16 DC-10-30 and 1 DC-10-30ER.  One of
the 16 DC-10-30's is still in the modification center being converted to
a Northwest configuration.

There are presently four more DC-10-30 deals in the works.  One DC-10-30
is scheduled to be flown to the U.S. this week for modification.  An
additional 3 DC-10-30ER's will be converted later this year for delivery
to NWA by the fist of 1999.  A fifth possible aircraft is being looked
at and a decision will be made later this year.

All of the DC-10s presently operated by Northwest are relatively low
cyle aircraft.  The highest cycle aircraft has not yet used up 25% of
its life cycle.

I hope this answers your question.

RWL