Never from what i hear. They are being retired at their next heavy check. Also, some of the 727s are heading to the desert while being replaced by MD-11s and A300s. I think 5-6 727s are being retired and 10-15 planes coming online.
The current fleet plans shows no 747s to be repainted. We should be down to around 12 727s by year end and currently we have no plans to park any more DC-8s other than the four already. The 747 fleet is in constant flux with some days the company wanting to park them sooner and some days the company wanting to park them later. All the leased 747-200s are scheduled to be returned as their leases expire, the final group of 747s should be the four owned -200s, 520, 521, 522, 523.
Yes, no plans to repaint the 747's. In fact it is evident that the 747 days are numbered at UPS. PHL used to see 3 747's a day and now see's 3 MD-11's and probably 6 A300's and a 747 occasionally. It is nice to see the first A300 in the NC recently