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Longest Service Of Any Passenger Aircraft?  
User currently offlineBoeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

What's the longest that any a/c has served as passenger a/c,before being converted to freighters or retired.

Also, what's the oldest passenger a/c(s) still in service?

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1732 times:

If you mean revenue passenger service (airline), I wouldn't be suprised if it is a DC-3.

User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1720 times:

I would have to agree... Built in the 1940's they are still flying today some approaching 60 years old

There are over 550 DC-3 still registered in the US alone.

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

I would guess that the most hours/cycles on any aircraft currently flying has to be held by one of the following:


On a lighter side, whatever it is, I'll bet that it's operated by NWA, LOL.

User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Longest in terms of years is a DC-3. I think I have a video clip of it, but will have to check when I get home. It had flown something like 93 000 hours if memory serves me correctly. In terms of hours, some 747's have superseded this and have surpassed the 100 000 hour mark.


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