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What's The Deal With The FedEx 727 Parked At DEN?  
User currently offlineswa4life From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 388 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6617 times:

Flying into DEN the other day we taxied past an old 727 in FedEx livery that was sealed up and parked on a pad across from the C terminal. Just sort of struck me as odd. Why is it there of all places? I'd be curious if anyone had any info..

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User currently onlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2990 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6588 times:

It was moved there in late July AFAIK. I was flying out of there and saw it taxi past the B-concourse with the basic livery and no forward titles, though I think they were still on the tail. Looked like a 722-RE to me.


The last of the famous international playboys
User currently offlinen809fr From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6443 times:

I was wondering about that, I had seen it while taxiing out from the C Concourse, and then again three weeks later while in the smoking lounge on the B Concourse. When will they move it?

User currently offlinefdxco From United States of America, joined May 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6443 times:

Don''t recall the tail number, but it was donated to the DEN airport FD for training. Remember the day it came in due to having to come in and meet the arrival.

User currently offlineNumero4 From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6417 times:

Excuse the newbie question: Can 722s still fly in the US/Canada? Or is there some noise abatement law prevailing like in Australia?

Thanks in advance.



CYQB
User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1698 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6366 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 1):

It's been there alot longer than July my friend. It's been there since atleast March 2009.



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User currently offlineyyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6237 times:

Quoting Numero4 (Reply 4):
Can 722s still fly in the US/Canada? Or is there some noise abatement law prevailing like in Australia?

Yes, the 722 can still fly in the US/Canada.

There are 30 active 722F's in Canada:
Kelowna/Purolator 14
Cargojet 10
Morningstar/Fedex Canada 4
First Air 2

Fedex US still flies the 722 on some transborder routes. EWR-YYZ is a current 722 route.

Neil



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6215 times:

And some even fly trans-atlantic,

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...7/history/20100705/0019Z/KPHL/EINN



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User currently onlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2990 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6215 times:

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 5):

It's been there alot longer than July my friend. It's been there since atleast March 2009.

Musta seen two different ones then, my mistake. Anyone know what's up with the bird without the big "FedEx" on the fuselage then? Reactivated recently?



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1698 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6049 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 8):
my mistake.

No worries! Always a pleasure to see a 727! 



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User currently offlinesking11 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

I saw last week that there was deicing training taking place with that ex Fedex 722.

User currently offlinestburke From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5432 times:

Bad picture, but I assume you mean this one? IIRC, it was given to DEN (A VERY long time ago) by FedEx as it suffered from some MX issues and it would have been too costly to repair and fly out. So, they wrote it off and gave it to the airport. The fire crews and deice personal use it from time to time for exercises. Same thing happened at GFK a few years ago when a 727 wasn't repaired and given to the airport fire station.



aaaand it's gone.
User currently offlineviper911 From Russia, joined Oct 2005, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5432 times:

Can anyone tell me please, how many active 722s are there in FX fleet?

User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

The picture posted, above, by stburke is a 727-100. FedEx ceased operating this series some time back with most being donated to aviation technology schools and airports for firefighting and emergency drills. Many can be seen all over the country.

As of July 2010, FedEx still listed 76 B727-200F in service.


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