EG&G Special Projects Fleet Composition
By Peter W. Merlin

Edgerton, Germeshausen, and Grier (EG&G) Inc., Special Projects division, has provided commuter air transport to the Groom Lake test facility since 1972. Based at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, the EG&G fleet has carried passengers and cargo to many locations including Burbank, Palmdale, and Edwards Air Force Base, California, Groom Lake and Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, and others. Composition of the fleet has changed many times over the years, as illustrated by the lists below.

EG&G Special Projects Commuter Shuttle Aircraft

AircraftRegistrationOperated
DC-6N6583CMarch 1972-October 1981
DC-6N6587CDecember 1976-October 1981
737-247N4508WDecember 1980-July 1994
737-247N4510WSeptember 1980-November 1994
737-247N4515WJune 1980-November 1994
737-214N7380F / N378PSNovember 1986-November 1993
737-222N7383F / N9037UOctober 1984-February1994
737-275 Advanced  N4529W / C-FPWB  February 1983-November 2008
737-253 AdvancedN5175U / 72-0282September 1992-August 2009
737-253 AdvancedN5176Y / 72-0285September 1992-July 2009
737-253 AdvancedN5177C / 72-0286September 1992-March 2009
737-253 AdvancedN5294E / 72-0284March 1994-April 2009
737-253 AdvancedN5294M / 72-0287July 1994-January 2009
B1900CN20RAOctober 1987-present
B1900CN27RAOctober 1987-March 2004
B1900CN623RAJanuary 2006-present
B200CN654BAMay 1989-present
B200CN661BAMay 1989-present
B200CN662BAMay 1989-present
737-66NN319BDNovember 2008-present
737-66NN869HHDecember 2008-present
737-66NN859WPMarch 2009-present
737-600N273RHApril 2009-present
737-600N365SRJune 2009-present
737-600N288DPJuly 2009-present

EG&G Special Projects Fleet Changes

1972-1976
DC-6 (N6583C)

1977-1979
DC-6 (N6583C)
DC-6 (N6587C)

1980-1981
DC-6 (N6583C)
DC-6 (N6587C)
737-247 (N4508W)
737-247 (N4510W)
737-247 (N4515W)

1982-1984
737-247 (N4508W)
737-247 (N4510W)
737-247 (N4515W)

1985-1987
737-247 (N4508W)
737-247 (N4510W)
737-247 (N4515W)
737-214 (N7380F)
737-222 (N7383F)
737-275 Advanced (N4529W)

1988-1989
737-247 (N4508W)
737-247 (N4510W)
737-247 (N4515W)
737-214 (N7380F)
737-222 (N7383F)
737-275 Advanced (N4529W)
B1900C (N20RA)
B1900C (N27RA)

1990-1993
737-247 (N4508W)
737-247 (N4510W)
737-247 (N4515W)
737-214 (N7380F)
737-222 (N7383F)
737-275 Advanced (N4529W)
B1900C (N20RA)
B1900C (N27RA)
B200C (N654BA)
B200C (N661BA)
B200C (N662BA)

1994
737-247 (N4508W)
737-247 (N4510W)
737-247 (N4515W)
737-275 Advanced (N4529W)
737-253 Advanced (N5175U)
737-253 Advanced (N5176Y)
737-253 Advanced (N5177C)
B1900C (N20RA)
B1900C (N27RA)
B200C (N654BA)
B200C (N661BA)
B200C (N662BA)

1995-2004
737-275 Advanced (N4529W)
737-253 Advanced (N5175U / 72-0282)
737-253 Advanced (N5176Y / 72-0285)
737-253 Advanced (N5177C / 72-0286)
737-253 Advanced (N5294E / 72-0284)
737-253 Advanced (N5294M / 72-0287)
B1900C (N20RA)
B1900C (N27RA)
B200C (N654BA)
B200C (N661BA)
B200C (N662BA)

2005
737-275 Advanced (N4529W)
737-253 Advanced (N5175U / 72-0282)
737-253 Advanced (N5176Y / 72-0285)
737-253 Advanced (N5177C / 72-0286)
737-253 Advanced (N5294E / 72-0284)
737-253 Advanced (N5294M / 72-0287)
B1900C (N20RA)
B200C (N654BA)
B200C (N661BA)
B200C (N662BA)

2006-2008
737-275 Advanced (N4529W)
737-253 Advanced (N5175U / 72-0282)
737-253 Advanced (N5176Y / 72-0285)
737-253 Advanced (N5177C / 72-0286)
737-253 Advanced (N5294E / 72-0284)
737-253 Advanced (N5294M / 72-0287)
B1900C (N20RA)
B1900C (N623RA)
B200C (N654BA)
B200C (N661BA)
B200C (N662BA)

2009-present
737-66N (N319BD)
737-66N (N869HH)
737-66N (N859WP)
737-600 (N273RH)
737-600 (N365SR)
737-600 (N288DP)
B1900C (N20RA)
B1900C (N623RA)
B200C (N654BA)
B200C (N661BA)
B200C (N662BA)


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