swa4life From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 385 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6421 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..
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6392 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.
stburke From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5236 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.
113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5022 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.