L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2066 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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Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2503 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2055 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.