Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3968 times:
First Air will soon be phasing out their two classic 727-100Cs. They will be replaced with two all-passenger 737-200Advs. The YOW-YFB run switches over on Dec 11th, while the YUL-YVP-YFB run goes 732 on Feb 5th. The end of another era in Canadian aviation is nearing.
Not sure what's happening with their 727-200 Combi. I'm guessing it will probably be in an all-cargo config most of the time to replace the lost cargo capacity.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3850 times:
Surely this "workhorse" will me missed specially by those First Air pilots! The 727-100 was power all over....those 3 tail engines were just fantastic! TAP had 8 727-100's for many years and those airplanes were used ALSO at Funchal/Madeira when the airport was short! That plane could take off with full passengers, cargo and fuel load and it was not a big deal for it... the only distinct mark for TAP was the fact that when they were landing you could see a black smoke trail beside almost looked like the plane had water-injection engines!!! Take a look:
123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 745 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3763 times:
Ah, that means that (finally) LB and 5L will be able to nourish their 727/722 fleet with additional 727's! I´m sure the fleet managers are rubbing their hands greedy to get their chance to add "new" 727's to their fleets!