Capt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6505 times:
for any major airline in north america, it's got to be northwest dc-9s. otherwise, there are a bunch of bac-111s in africa. i know chalks uses grumman amphibians and there are some dc-3s on some sightseeing flights out west.
Santosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6251 times:
For what it's worth, I was thumbing through a popular Brazilian aviation magazine and they list a 737-200 flying for VASP (PP-SMA) as the oldest pax acft operating for the same carrier in Brazil.
I did a quick photo check here and it appears the acft went into service with VASP in 1969. Reading on, the text says the oldest pax acft in Brazil is a 1962 Fokker F-27 Friendship currently in service with Tavaj airlines flying as PT-LAG. I tried a photo search on that model but came up empty-handed.
Let me take advantage of the discussion on old commercial acft by saying how much I miss the 707
"Pursuit Of Truth No Matter Where It Lies" -- Metallica
This bird is l/n 104 and had accomplished its first flight on January 5th 1965.
This is, of course, among more or less significant carriers. A few small airlines in Africa and Latin America operate even older aircraft (such as l/n 15, 24 and 44).
PS At least the aircraft looks to be in good condition:
Pilotallen From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5519 times:
Now dont quote me but if we did get into cargo as well DHL still flies convairs correct? not in the us but in germany or somethign to that extent. Fedex also has some older F27's unless they got rid of those already. Ups has dc-8's too. along with ABX.
MidEx717 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5222 times:
N700ME its last flight or flights will be December 31, 2003. Some days Midwest Airlines flies N700ME and other days it sits outside the hangar in MKE or inside the hangar if mainteance is needed. N700ME will be retired from service after that day and I have heard rumors that it might go to the Simthsounen in Washington D.C. Will give you people updates if I hear any more news.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4835 times:
Buffalo Airways of Yellowknife, NWT, operates 1 passenger carrying DC-3, aswell as a fleet of cargo carrying DC-3s, DC-4s, and C-46s. I dont know about the oldest but these aircrafts arent exactly your modern widebody jetliner...