Valujet Fleet At Shutdown

phllax

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I remember that they grew so fast that they had at least 3 fleet types including the workhorse DC9-30, and they also had series 10, 50 and the MD-80. What were the total number of non series 30 aircraft in the fleet at the shutdown, and did the FAA's decree on a signle fleet type expire when the company bought AirTran?
 

gr8slvrflt

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I'm not sure of the exact numbers but I believe at the peak ValuJet operated about 50 DC-9-30s, 4 DC-9-20s and only two MD-80s. There were more -80s and -30s on order but never taken up. ValuJet never had DC-9-50s.
 

mga707

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The 1996 "jp airline-fleets" reference book, which went to press in April of '96--just a month before the Mother's Day crash--lists four -20s and four -80s in service. A fifth -80 was scheduled for delivery in June (ex-Balair), so whether that was taken up or not I'm not sure. They also were operating 45 -30s, with a 46th scheduled for delivery (ex-BMI) in May.
 

rocaduro

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This is what Air Moe's list: (http://www.geocities.com/~aeromoe/fleets/valujet.html)

VALUJET

START: STOP: 2400 HRS 17 JUN 96
RESTART: 30 SEP 96

DOUGLAS / McDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9 Family (DC-9 / MD-80) / MD-80

N126NK 21 47303/432 952 OY-KIF 12/95 /96 TB RR N952VV
N127NK 21 47361/488 953 SE-DBO 12/95 /96 TB RR N953VV
N128NK 21 47307/463 950 OY-KIB 01/96 /96 TB RR N950VV
N129NK 21 47305/441 951 OY-KGE 02/96 /96 TB RR N951VV
N1266L 32 47261/411 903 11/93 05/94 RR N903VJ
N1269L 32 47285/414 04/94 / RR N911VJ
N1270L 32 47318/426 05/94 05/94 RR N913VV
N1271L 32 47319/434 04/96 /96 RR N925VV
N1273L 32 47321/455 02/94 05/94 RR N908VJ
N1274L 32 47322/456 02/94 05/94 RR N909VJ
N1280L 32 47359/495 05/94 05/94 RR N912VV
N1281L 32 47377/496 904 12/93 /94 RR N904VJ
N1282L 32 47378/508 905 12/93 05/94 RR N905VJ
N1283L 32 47379/509 906 12/93 05/94 RR N906VJ
N1288L 32 47443/577 07/94 08/94 RR N915VV
N1289L 32 47444/578 907 01/94 05/94 RR N907VJ
N1290L 32 47445/585 07/94 08/94 RR N916VV
N1292L 32 47529/625 923 09/95 11/95 RR N923VV
N1293L 32 47486/628 04/94 06/94 RR N914VV
N17560 31 47067/143 N951N 08/95 03/96 RR N960VV
N3336L 32 47177/330 902 10/93 05/94 RR N902VJ
N3339L 32 47275/363 901 10/93 05/94 RR N901VJ
N522MD 32 47323/468 917 N1275L 12/94 / RR N917VV
N523MD 32 47320/454 918 YV-717C 01/95 / RR N918VV
N527MD 32 47274/348 922 ?? 07/95 07/96 RR N922VV
N528MD 32 47284/413 921 XA-SHR 10/95 /96 RR N921VV
N529MD 32 47262/412 ?? 07/95 02/96 RR N920VV
N530MD 32 47260/410 N1265L 03/95 08/95 RR N919VV
N5341L 32 47277/379 910 03/94 05/94 RR N910VJ
N5342L 32 47278/380 924 03/96 *
N901VJ 32 47275/363 901 N3339L 05/94 *
N902VJ 32 47177/330 902 N3336L 05/94 *
N903VJ 32 47261/411 903 N1266L 05/94 * WFU IGM
N904VJ 32 47377/496 904 N1281L /94 05/11/96 WO Everglades, FL
N905VJ 32 47378/508 905 N1282L 05/94 * WFU IGM
N906VJ 32 47379/509 906 N1283L 05/94 *
N907VJ 32 47444/578 907 N1289L 05/94 * WFU IGM
N908VJ 32 47321/455 908 N1273L 05/94 06/08/95 WO Atlanta, GA
N909VJ 32 47322/456 909 N1274L 05/94 * WFU IGM
N910VJ 32 47277/379 910 N5341L 05/94 * WFU IGM
N911VJ 32 47285/414 911 N1269L / *
N912VV 32 47359/495 912 N1280L 05/94 * WFU IGM
N913VV 32 47318/426 913 N1270L 05/94 * WFU IGM
N914VV 32 47486/628 914 N1293L 06/94 * WFU IGM
N915VV 32 47443/577 915 N1288L 08/94 * WFU IGM
N916VV 32 47445/585 916 N1290L 08/94 * WFU IGM
N917VV 32 47323/468 917 N522MD / WFU IGM
N918VV 32 47488/527 918 N523MD / WFU IGM
N919VV 32 47723/838 919 ? 12/94 / RR N930VV
N919VV 32 47260/410 919 N530MD 08/95 * WFU IGM
N920VV 32 47674/793 920 ? 12/94 / RR N931VV
N920VV 32 47262/412 920 N529MD 02/96 *
N921VV 32 47451/547 921 TC-JAF 12/94 / RR N932VV
N921VV 32 47284/413 921 N528MD /96 * WFU IGM
N922VV 32 47489/528 922 TC-JAE 12/94 / RR N933VV
N922VV 32 47274/348 922 N527MD 07/96 *
N923VV 32 47488/527 923 TC-JAD 01/95 / RR N934VV
N923VV 32 47529/625 923 N1292L 11/95 *
N924VV 32 47534/644 924 TC-JAL 03/95 05/95 RR N935VV
N925VV 32 47397/636 925 TC-JAK 10/94 08/95 RR N936VV
N925VV 32 47319/434 925 N1271L /96 * WFU IGM
N926VV 32 45774/336 926 TC-JAB 10/94 08/95 RR N937VV
N927VV 32 47442/524 927 TC-JAG 10/94 / RR N938VV
N930VV 32 47723/838 930 N919VV / *
N931VV 32 47674/793 931 N920VV / *
N932VV 32 47451/547 932 N921VV / *
N933VV 32 47489/528 933 N922VV / *
N934VV 32 47488/527 934 N923VV / *
N935VV 32 47534/644 935 N924VV 05/95 *
N936VV 32 47397/636 936 N925VV 08/95 *
N937VV 32 45774/336 937 N926VV 08/95 *
N938VV 32 47442/524 938 N927VV / *
N939VV 32 47089/189 939 EI-CMP 02/96 * WFU IGM
N940VV 32 47532/593 940 G-PKBE 05/95 *
N941VV 32 47666/772 941 G-PKBD 05/95 * WFU IGM
N942VV 32 47648/761 942 G-PKBM 09/95 * WFU IGM
N945ML 32 47168/423 966 PH-DNS 12/95 /96 RR N966VV
N945VV 32 47238/465 945 I-RIZA 11/95 *
N946ML 32 47170/425 967 PH-DNV 11/95 /96 RR N967VV
N946VV 32 47226/333 946 I-DIKP 01/96 *
N948VV 32 47559/672 948 G-ELDI 03/96 *
N949VV 32 47484/648 G-ELDG /96 *
N960VV 31 47067/143 960 N17560 03/96 * WFU IGM
N964VV 32 47555/667 964 G-ELDH 02/96 *
N965VV 30 / WFU IGM
N966VV 30 47168/423 966 N945ML /96 * WFU IGM
N967VV 30 47170/425 967 N946ML /96 * WFU IGM
N801VV 81 48046/977 801 S5-ABE 12/95 /96
N802VV 82 48048/1005 802 SX-BBV 02/96 /96
N803VV 82 48087/1035 803 SX-BBW 02/96 /96
N830VV 83 49397/1331 830 SE-DHC 04/96 /96 WFU IGM
 
I remember Lewis Jordan saying that by the turn of the century, they had hoped to be operating DC9-20, 30, MD80, and MD95 Aircraft.

Either way, that airline was headed nowhere, as Robert Priddy (or Prickhole) was once quoted as saying "If I could get rid of flight attendants and put coke machines on the planes, I would."