FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8142 times:
Doesn't Con-Air still operated one 721 for transporting folks between cellblocks? I remember a single 721 for the FAA, then this same plane went to the US Marshall office. If anyone knows, please reply. Regards.
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Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8116 times:
The Justice Deparrtment has moved on, and now use 2 MD-80s. UPS is perhaps the largest user, with their re-engined 721s. FedEx is scrapping most of their 721 fleet. Around 12 have been donated to tech. schools.
Uk_dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2599 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7979 times:
AM744 - The Mexican Air Force one you mentioned reminded me of their 737-100 too. Is their 731 now the only one still flying in the world, or has it too been retired? Can anyone shed any light on this??
Phille From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7620 times:
I work for First Air...
We still operate C-GVFA and have just purchased C-FPXD. It is in C check in YQB getting ready to begin operation early next month. It is painted yet so there aren't any photos yet of it in the First Air livery.
We recently retired C-GFRB, and C-FRST a couple years ago. All these are B721 combis...
We also operate C-GXFA, the only B727-200 combi in the world. Now that is a unique airplane!
Also have 2 B727-200 freighters and 3 B737-200, 2 of which are gravel kitted.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8175 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7424 times:
I believe that UPS' fleet of 727-100RE freighters will continue to serve with UPS for some time to come, mostly because the planes use very quiet Rolls-Royce Tay engines and have two-crew operation. They will be slowly phased out as the airframe life of these planes come to an end.