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User currently offlineAirlineguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Does anyone knon how much it cost UPS to convert a 727-100 to the RR engines?

Also how much fuel does it save?
How much extra payload does it gain if any?

Also, I see one (I belive flying pax) into IND every weekend. Does anyknow know where it is coming from?

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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6661 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

I don't have the details, but the main reason for re-engining them was not just fuel saving and/or payload gain, if any.
I was the way to allow these otherwise extremely noisy planes to continue to fly. To save these otherwise good planes from being converted to beer cans because almost no airports would allow them to land.
Best regards, Preben Norholm

Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8310 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

I really wanna get a ride on a 727-100, never been on one.

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

I've been on a number of United Airlines 727-022s back in the day (1980s).

User currently offlineAirlineguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

I knew the reengine was due to meet noise requirments. I am just wondering if it improved or deproved the aircraft performance.

I would love to get a ride of the -100 myself. I see the one come into IND everywhere. Wondering where it is going. Maybe take a weekend trip on one. Someplace warm would be nice.

User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

The 727 looks like a nice plane to me, I was never lucky enough to fly on one though. We get our share of 727-200s of Libyan Arab here in Malta, but I don't think there's a single -100 operating anywhere in Europe!

User currently offlineDE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

There is no gain in payload with the RR engines. The primary benefit is noise reduction with some fuel savings. Performance wise....the RR engine may produce a bit more thrust at low altitudes but it's a real dog above the mid-20's. I was seeing a 500 ft per minute climb between FL300 and 350 last night with about 20,000 lbs of fuel and 13,000 lbs of boxes....the old Pratts did much better up high than the RR engines. The plane that flys into IND is a pax charter to Cancun on the weekends. You could probably fly on it if you booked a cruise or vacation package but UPS has nothing to do with that part of it. Feel free to e-mail me if you have other questions. If anyone wants to track the flight at thetrip.com, it's UPS 985 leaving GEG at 8pm local and landing ONT at 1030pm local.

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