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B737-200 Converted Freighters. How Sucessful  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31580 posts, RR: 57
Posted (9 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 2118 times:


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How sucessful are the B737-200 converted Freighters.Im not talking of the B737-200C or B737-200QC.
But the B737-200 converted to Freighters.
What are the likely problems encountered.
regds
HAWK


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

There aren't too many of them around.

The -200QC's we had at AS would hold six pallets upstairs, The 727-100 would hold 8, but I understand some of -100's that where converted will hold 9.

That extra capacity did make a big difference. Add to that Airlines where retiring 727-100's before they where 737-200's so a lot more of them ended up on the conversion market. And the 727 has a lower used value then teh 737 so they are cheaper to aquire.

And then in the middle of this the FAA started to get real nervous about the certification of old airliners to freighters, which added another hurdle.

So no, I would say that the 737-200 freighter was not a success.



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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2507 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Not many of them are around so I wouldn't think it wasn't a very sucessful program. FedEx is looking at the -400 for replacing the 727 fleet. Rumor has it they are looking for up to 50 airframes. They would like them to be as similar as possible so to get most from one airline is their goal.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31580 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1815 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
The -200QC's we had at AS would hold six pallets upstairs

Why Six not Eight.

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 2):
FedEx is looking at the -400 for replacing the 727 fleet

Any STC Available for the B734SF.
regds
MEL



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