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User currently offlinemountain From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2076 times:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles.../aei-restarts-727-conversions.html

This article indicates more than one may be coming. It is great to see these birds make a come back.

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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2022 times:
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Quoting mountain (Thread starter):
This article indicates more than one may be coming. It is great to see these birds make a come back.

FX would have sold them a few cheap. No need to reopen the line.   


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1967 times:

Considering the newest 727 is 27 years old,this doesn't really make a lot of sense...But what do I know.


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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
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Quoting United_fan (Reply 2):
Considering the newest 727 is 27 years old,this doesn't really make a lot of sense...But what do I know.

I agree.

We are hiring pilots for he backseat of the 727, but next year are retiring some of our frames. What do I know?   


User currently offlinemountain From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Are there any 727's with glass cockpits, thus eliminating the flight engineer?

User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3564 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

So this means still (heavily hush-kitted) JT-8D and 3 person flight deck, correct? Somehow I fail to see the economic case.

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

I wonder how many good pax planes are out there to convert?


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User currently offlinecloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

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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.



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User currently offlinecloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1584 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.


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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1586 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Quoting mountain (Reply 4):
Are there any 727's with glass cockpits, thus eliminating the flight engineer?

No. There is a mod to get rid of the FO. A longer gear handle. Just won't ever get approved.



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