Leo-ERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 927 times:
There a few still around. Allied Signal uses a 720 for testing the new AS9000 plant that will probably power some Fairchild aircrafts. If you've seen a picture of it you could see the engine is actually positioned in the front part of the fuselage right behind the cockpit, mainly for flow and data gathering purposes.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4466 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 885 times:
Jockser and others > Aer Lingus stopped 720 flying already in the sixties, Air Malta in 1989... The 720 was mainly pax-configured (no cargodoor). Aer Turas never had them (some DC-8s though). The last operations with an airline were made in 1995 by MEA of Lebanon. Now, about five are airworthy, some for engine-tests, and one or two for VIP-flights (Saudi Arabia).
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?