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Which Continent Flies To Oldest Aircraft

Thu Dec 02, 1999 8:48 pm

Which continent ( African , Asian , European , American? ) has their airline fly the oldest aircraft.. like 707 , 747-200 or 100? Do you think it is safe to fly in that country?
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RE: Which Continent Flies To Oldest Aircraft

Fri Dec 03, 1999 12:48 am

I think it is Africa that opperates the oldest aircrafts in average. I belive that a lot of the conteries are using B707, DC8 etc. also on scenduled passenger flights.

On the question "how safe it is" I will answer that it will depend on wich country you are flying in.
Countries like South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Tunisia and other which are popular for tourists I think have average safty.
In Zaire, Chad... I would thinked about it before I've entered an airplane.

But as in all other conteries it depends on teh airline, and how good the mainteans their "birds"

I hope this helps, but correct me if I'm wrong.

G'Day from Tg 747-300 and Northern Europe
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RE: Which Continent Flies To Oldest Aircraft

Fri Dec 03, 1999 2:53 am

I have to agree that Africa is probably the continent on which the most older aircraft are still in revenue service. 707s and DC-8s, even DC-3s, DC-4s and other old propliners are in service there. I hear Zaire is the only country still offering Vickers Viscount service as well.

I'd say safety is a major concern with any airline that does not fly internationally and conform to international safety standards.. Even then, I'm not sure what I would think about flying in a 707, Viscount or any other plane unless I knew it had been properly maintained! Kinda scary to think about - but hey, I flew Aeroflot on and off for a few years, and God knows sometimes their planes are not well-maintained...

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