Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1057 times:
Can anyone give me some information about the DC-8's that several of the overnight delivery firms use, such as Airborne Express and Emery? Were any structural modifications made to the airframe or wings when the CFM56 engines were installed? What performance improvements were realized above and beyond fuel efficiency? Does the upgrade allow the aircraft to use airports with shorter runways? Any information would be appreciated.
Sierraind From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 982 times:
i used to work on them at Dalfort Aviation. they all belong to UPS. it has been about 10 years, but the aircraft was made longer and the plyons were redone to take the engines. I like working on them. most of it was made up with cables and hydraulics.