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User currently offlineEI133 From Ireland, joined Jan 2000, 307 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 892 times:

Are there any Boeing 720s still in existance.I remember Air Malta flying them into Dublin in the eighties.

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User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 801 times:

Allied-Signal has one at PHX. They use it for propulsion tests. You can usually see it parked on the West end of the field, north of 8R-26L.

User currently offlineBluemeatball From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 787 times:

Pratt & Whitney Canada if I'm not mistaken was or still is using one as a flying engine test bed for their prop engines.

User currently offlineLeo-ERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 786 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.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 783 times:

That Boeing 720 that P&W is using for tests is being flown from the former Plattsburgh AFB in upstate NY.

User currently offlineSouthflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 768 times:

James R Covington Jr captured this bird for us at Sky Harbor in January:


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Photo © James Richard Covington, Jr



You can clearly see the test engine mounted on the starboard side of the forward fuselage.


User currently offlineJockser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 756 times:

i don't think Aer Lingus have any 720's left but i think Aer Tuaras have a few on their cargo runs

User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 744 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).


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