Air International 1982-11
??? - Birth of a Major Airline
The Republic livery, seen on a Boeing 727 and on a DC-9 Super 80, clearly resembles the original North Central colour scheme, and the mallard duck logo is the same.
As well as the DC-9, the Boeing 727 (on photo) was used by Hughes Airwest, making this airline’s fleet a perfect match with Republic's at the time of acquisition.
View inside the Republic maintenance hangar at Atlanta, with a DC-9 Srs 10 receiving a periodical check.
View inside the Republic maintenance hangar at Minneapolis/St Paul, with a DC-9 Srs 10 receiving a periodical check.
Наряду с DC-9-33 (оснащенным двигателями JT8D-9) предлагались три стандартных конвертируемых грузопассажирских или чисто грузовых варианта. "Грузовики" имели в обозначении букву "F". Для других вариантов использовалась система обозначений, введенная для Series 15: конвертируемые машины имели в обозначении "CF" (на фото - DC-9-32CF), а быстроизменяемые - "RC" (rapid-change).
The Douglas DC-9 was selected independently by the three airlines that today make up Republic Airlines, as their initial jet equipment in each case. Republic is now the largest single operator of the DC-9, with four variants in use, from the Srs 10 to Super 80.
The Douglas DC-9 was selected independently by the three airlines that today make up Republic Airlines, as their initial jet equipment in each case. Republic is now the largest single operator of the DC-9, with four variants in use, from the Srs 10 to Super 80.
As well as the DC-9 (on photo, at Los Angeles International), the Boeing 727 was used by Hughes Airwest, making this airline’s fleet a perfect match with Republic's at the time of acquisition.
A DC-9 awaits departure at Atlanta International as passengers load through the jetway. Republic has pioneered the use of "power-back" to permit aircraft to move backwards under their own power from parking as this.
A DC-9 receives attention in the Republic engineering base at Minneapolis/St Paul, recently extended.
This DC-9 simulator is part of the training unit facilities at Atlanta.
The Republic livery, seen on a Boeing 727 and on a DC-9 Super 80, clearly resembles the original North Central colour scheme, and the mallard duck logo is the same.