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Which Continent Flies To Oldest Aircraft  
User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Which continent ( African , Asian , European , American? ) has their airline fly the oldest aircraft.. like 707 , 747-200 or 100? Do you think it is safe to fly in that country?

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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

I think it is Africa that opperates the oldest aircrafts in average. I belive that a lot of the conteries are using B707, DC8 etc. also on scenduled passenger flights.

On the question "how safe it is" I will answer that it will depend on wich country you are flying in.
Countries like South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Tunisia and other which are popular for tourists I think have average safty.
In Zaire, Chad... I would thinked about it before I've entered an airplane.

But as in all other conteries it depends on teh airline, and how good the mainteans their "birds"

I hope this helps, but correct me if I'm wrong.

G'Day from Tg 747-300 and Northern Europe



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User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

I have to agree that Africa is probably the continent on which the most older aircraft are still in revenue service. 707s and DC-8s, even DC-3s, DC-4s and other old propliners are in service there. I hear Zaire is the only country still offering Vickers Viscount service as well.

I'd say safety is a major concern with any airline that does not fly internationally and conform to international safety standards.. Even then, I'm not sure what I would think about flying in a 707, Viscount or any other plane unless I knew it had been properly maintained! Kinda scary to think about - but hey, I flew Aeroflot on and off for a few years, and God knows sometimes their planes are not well-maintained...


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