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Longest Service Of Any Passenger Aircraft?  
User currently offlineBoeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1268 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 (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1203 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 (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1191 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 (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

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

747-100
727
DC-9

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: 14
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1159 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 In terms of hours, some 747's have superseded this and have surpassed the 100 000 hour mark.

Nick



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