cloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
Quote: AEI says the aircraft, manufactured in 1981, is undergoing the process at the MRO shop of its Miami-based sister company Commercial Jet.
You can pick up early build A320s for a few millions. The cost of converting the 727 is bound to be more than what the aircraft is worth. There must be second hand lemons around that will suit this dodgy outfit more than a fresh conversion.
cloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
There are very few passenger 727s left that can be sourced for cargo conversion. Most have already been converted years ago. Many more are already headed to the scrap pile. And if an airline really needs a 727 freighter, there are tons sitting in the desert looking for new homes, and they are cheaper than dirt.