Lindy
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B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 1:56 am

Hi All,

Which airlines and for how long operated Boeing 720?
And what was the difference between B720 vs. B707

Thanks,
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:08 am

All known first-tier 720 operators...
United - 29
American - 22
Eastern - 15
Braniff - 5
FAA - 1
Aer Lingus - 3
Pacific Northern - 2
Pan Am - 3
Continental - 8
Lufthansa - 8
PIA - 4
Western - 27
Northwest - 17
El Al - 2
Avianca - 3
Ethiopian - 3
Saudi Arabian - 2
Total of 154 720s. 65 were originally built as turbojets & the last 89 as turbofans. Regards.
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:10 am

Hello, for the operators, look at :

http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b707_t_0.htm

There is at least one 720 still in service, N720JR of JR Aviation :


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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:18 am

i believe there are 2 birds still in service

the is N720JR and the other one is N720H


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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:30 am

Boeing767-383: I see that 720 every time I go to Phoenix. It is always in the same spot and looks as if it hasn't moved in a long time.
 
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:31 am

Flew two Monarch 720's in 1980, G-AZFB and G-BHGE; lovely airplanes; would love to know their fates.
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:39 am

I remember flying MCI-ORD on a B-720"Proud Bird With A Golden Tail " on CO in 1970 ..breakfast was served and on the stero was playing "spirit in the sky" then on to TVC on NC CV580
 
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 3:16 am

TWA operated 4 720's between the summer of 1961 and fall of 1962. These were aircraft built for Northwest and leased from Boeing.

Also, ATA had at least one 720 for awhile. Any TZ people know anything about that?TC
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:55 am

In regards to my original post on this thread here, American actually ordered 25 720-023s. 22 were delivered to AA, but Pan Am leased their 3 ships from AA's original order. AA then got them after a few years with PA. American operated the 720 from 1960 to 1974. TWA operated 4 -051s from mid-1961 to late 1962. Western had theirs from mid-1961 thru early 1980. Braniff had their 720s from early 1961 to late 1974. Hope this helps somewhat. Regards.
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:31 am

For an excellent book on the 720, check out this book:

http://www.data4all.com/list/500/512000/1892437031

I loved the 720B! As a kid, I was fortunate to log a few 720 flights aboard Western between Denver and Phoenix. My last flight on a 720B was aboard Ecuatoriana between Miami and Quito.


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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:52 am

Shankly,

The fates of the Monarch 720s are as follows.

G-AZFB

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Last registration N2464C, broken up in Arizona October 1990.




G-BHGE

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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:43 am

The 720 for ATA was called "miss Indy" I believe. there is a picture of it in the pullout poster from the JAN. issue of Airline Review magazine.
 
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:46 am

Air Ceylon flew an ex United B720 for a short period in 1976-1977. One of the routes B720 flew was Colombo-Sharjah-Cairo-Rome. Love to fly that now.

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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 12:35 pm

Belize Airways operated some. I think there are some photos on here as well.

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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 5:20 pm

One of the original 720s for American that ended up for Monarch also flew for Somali Airlines

Love to see a picture of that one in Somalia Cls.

 
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RE: B720 Operators

Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:51 pm

Thanks All for answers!

But what was main difference between 720 and 707?

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RE: B720 Operators

Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:40 am

Hi
I believe B707-120 was B720… correct me if I am wrong.
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RE: B720 Operators

Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:50 am

Briefly, the 720 was a lighter, shorter-range 707 designed for secondary markets (and also to counter Convair's 880). The 720 was the size of the smallest 707 but with enhanced aerodynamics thinner skins and lighter-weight components. The 720 kept Boeing in the medium-haul market until the 727-200 came along.
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RE: B720 Operators

Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:53 am

The 707-120 was the initial domestic 707 model. The 720 was originally called the 707-020.
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RE: B720 Operators

Fri Jan 03, 2003 2:06 am

Lindy:

The airliners.net database gives a good rundown of the differences between the 707 and 720.

http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=88

Sayem55:

You're wrong - the B720 was originally known as the 707-020. The 707-120 was the original 707.
 
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RE: B720 Operators

Fri Jan 03, 2003 3:27 am

Cheers Craigy.

Funny looking at Golf Echo on the blocks. Can't imagine now she whisked me from Genoa to Luton on a crystal clear day over N.Europe.

Also, never new that Maersk was an operator although I do remember the Conair 720's on a Sunday evening at Stansted in the 70's.
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RE: B720 Operators

Fri Jan 03, 2003 3:57 am

AirMalta (KM) was one of the largest operators of the B720b in Europe. KM operted at least 10 of the type between 1974 and 1990. Theses came from a variety of airlines: PIA (3), Western (3), AeroAmerica (2) and one each from Eagle Air of Iceland and Mearsk. We probably had another one from Monarch, but it could have been a B707.


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Does anybody know whether the plane in the right pic ever found a buyer? I was never aware that any of our B720's were up for sale after they left KM.
 
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RE: B720 Operators

Sat Jan 04, 2003 5:20 am

Olympic Airways operated some 720s mainly in European destinations. They were all ex-Nothwest if I am not mistaken.

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RE: B720 Operators

Sat Jan 04, 2003 5:40 am

Middle East Airlines (MEA) also used B720's into Europe from Beirut well into the 1980's
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RE: B720 Operators

Sat Jan 04, 2003 1:50 pm

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RE: B720 Operators

Sat Jan 04, 2003 11:06 pm

LMML 14/32 wrote:
Does anybody know whether the plane in the right pic ever found a buyer? I was never aware that any of our B720's were up for sale after they left KM.


The following is from FAA's site, according N210DS, ex 9H-AAL (Boeing 720-047B c/n 18167)


Deregistered Aircraft 1 of 1

Aircraft Description
Serial Number 18167 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name BOEING Certificate Issue Date 11/13/1987
Model 720-047B Mode S Code 50334736
Year Manufacturer None Cancel Date 06/07/1991
Reason for Cancellation Destroyed Exported To


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Aircraft Registration prior to Deregistration

Name AAR ALLEN AIRCRAFT CORP
Street 2100 TOUHY AVENUE
City ELK GROVE VILLAGE State ILLINOIS Zip Code 60007
County None
Country Unknown


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Airworthiness

None

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Other Owner Names

None



Regards


 
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RE: B720 Operators

Sun Jan 05, 2003 2:40 am

Johan, thanks for the info. Do you by any chance have any pics of the interior of the B720 in question (9H-AAL)?
 
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RE: B720 Operators

Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:18 pm

Nope, unfortunately I don't got any interior pic's of that one (ex. 9H-AAL)

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RE: B720 Operators

Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:46 pm

Just seen N720H of Hoenywell in Phoenix end of last year - it is still operational from time to time !!!
 
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RE: B720 Operators

Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:55 pm

The "Aer Lingus" 720s (EI-ALA, EI-ALB and EI-ALC) were actually operated by Aerlinte Eireann - Irish International Airlines. Aerlinte was established to operate trans Atlantic service from Ireland to North America. It was not fully intergrated into Aer Lingus until the mid 1970s. The 720s had all gone by the end of 1972.
 
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RE: B720 Operators

Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:07 pm

PIA has its B720s on show at PIA Planetarium both in Karachi and Lahore.




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