Miles_mechanic From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
I was pleased to see that someone had gotten around to re-engining the nice 727, I was curious if anyone happens to know what kind of fuel savings are being experienced with the conversion, and possible cost of conversion. I was surprised to hear that the 707 re-engined with the CFM56 had a 27 percent fuel saving.
Thanks for any help.
Expratt From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
TWAalltheway, the Rolls Royce Tay engine could fit into the No. 2 spot on the 727-100. The JT8D-200, which has a larger diameter than the standard JT8D, would not fit into the No. 2 spot. So JT8D-200s were only installed on the No. 1 and 3 positions and a JT8D-17A was installed in the No. 2 position.