Vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1515 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5817 times:
AN's first 727-77 VH-RME MSN/LN 18743/78 Was delivered to AN brand new 29 September 1964 Retired from AN service 18 January 1979 went on to fly in Mexico, Brazil and Columbia It last flew a revenue service in 1992 and was parted out between 1994-1995 at Opa Locka
TN's first 727-76 VH-TJA MSN/LN 18471/72 Was delivered to TN brand new 28 September 1964 (I suppose thats inaccurate somehow because TN and AN's first 727's were delivered on the same day). Retired from TN Service February 1976 Went to to fly with Air Florida and CO and was parted out around 1991 at Mojave.
N708PA, the first 707 off the line (but maybe not the first delivered to PA), was destroyed in a crash on the island of Montserrat:
N708PA, the third 707 off the line had been destroyed a few years earlier:
Assume the third 707 off the line should read N709PA. It was the first of PA's six original 707-121s delivered, followed by line numbers 4, 5, 6 (N710/711/712PA). Line number 1 (N708PA) was next followed by line number 2 (N707PA). All six were delivered between August and December 1958.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26382 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5762 times:
AC's first jet (still TCA then) was the DC-8-41 below delivered February 1960. It went to Air Ceylon sometime in the mid-1970s and was later converted to a freighter and operated for Carglolux and a couple of other carriers. It was scrapped in 1981.
was delivered on April 10, 1959 and made it's first revenue flight Copenhagen - Beirut on April 26, 1959, just over 49 years ago, and according to the information given on this site: http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=372
must therefore have beaten Air France's revenue service by more than two weeks.
This aircraft is now on display at the Norwegian Technical Museum in Oslo.
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