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The End Of UPS DC-8 Service?  
User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 7437 times:

The database on www.airlinerlist.com shows that some UPS DC-8s have been put in storage. Is the type being phased out?

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User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6711 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 7413 times:

Typically, post-peak operation, UPS will place several DC-8's and B727's into short-term storage to await activation for the next season. But, I would expect to see some of these come out a little earlier as UPS begins to intergrate the Menlo aquisition into its operations.

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 7359 times:

Keep in mind airlinerslist.com is by no means an accurite site. I have found and seen many inaccurate information entries on aircraft I have direct contact with. They said the aircraft was flying with airline 'X', when it was really with another airline. They said it was flying when it had been scrapped, and vise versa.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12364 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 7158 times:

From what I understand these UPS DC-8-71F/73Fs still have a lot of life left in them. They may simply be parked awaiting the next phase of carrying military cargo movements. These airplanes are part of the CRAF fleet.

User currently offlineEmbraer145 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2001, 311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6800 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
Keep in mind airlinerslist.com is by no means an accurite site.

If you find something wrong in the database, send it to the responsible editor so it can be changed. We are dependent on reports from spotters and publications in magazines. When an owner change or status change is not reported to magazines which publish owner changes, it's not strange that info is not completely correct noted in the spreadsheet. Specially for older aircraft like DC-8, B-707/727/737classic.
So EMBQA if you have info available about aircraft you have direct contact with, why don't you send an update?


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User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1351 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6788 times:

Compared to the airlines, the UPS birds last longer because they see much less utilization. Often it is just two cycles per night with weekends off.

User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6692 times:

I love watching those long guys take off...Plus those CFM's sound nice on take off  Smile

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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1325 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6537 times:

The UPS DC-8's are not part of the CRAF fleet, but they are in the UPS fleet planning scheme for sometime to come.

User currently offlineBrowntailWhale From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6314 times:

UPS has only taken 2 DC-8s off the books. Both were parted out. That leaves 47 on the books. As of October 2005, there were 25 in active service, 4 allocated to heavy maintenance, 12 operational spares and 6 in long term storage. UPS has NO plans to retire the DC-8. The ONLY thing that will eventually take it out of service is the lack of spare parts.

[Edited 2006-01-08 01:31:45]

User currently offlineDC8FriendShip From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 243 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6142 times:

Good old Death Cruisers, I worked a few of them, and always loved it. The
DC-8 pilots say they'll be hauling the Airbus and Boeing pilots out when they park their planes in the desert, and at the rate they're going, that's what will happen.  Smile

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