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Boeing 720

Sun Feb 20, 2000 10:44 am

Are there any Boeing 720s still in existance.I remember Air Malta flying them into Dublin in the eighties.
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RE: Boeing 720

Sun Feb 20, 2000 10:53 am

Allied-Signal has one at PHX. They use it for propulsion tests. You can usually see it parked on the West end of the field, north of 8R-26L.
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RE: Boeing 720

Sun Feb 20, 2000 12:36 pm

Pratt & Whitney Canada if I'm not mistaken was or still is using one as a flying engine test bed for their prop engines.

RE: Boeing 720

Sun Feb 20, 2000 12:51 pm

There a few still around. Allied Signal uses a 720 for testing the new AS9000 plant that will probably power some Fairchild aircrafts. If you've seen a picture of it you could see the engine is actually positioned in the front part of the fuselage right behind the cockpit, mainly for flow and data gathering purposes.


Sun Feb 20, 2000 12:59 pm

That Boeing 720 that P&W is using for tests is being flown from the former Plattsburgh AFB in upstate NY.

Allied Signal B720-051B N720GT

Sun Feb 20, 2000 5:38 pm

James R Covington Jr captured this bird for us at Sky Harbor in January:

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Photo © James Richard Covington, Jr

You can clearly see the test engine mounted on the starboard side of the forward fuselage.

RE: Boeing 720

Mon Feb 21, 2000 1:49 am

i don't think Aer Lingus have any 720's left but i think Aer Tuaras have a few on their cargo runs
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RE: Boeing 720

Mon Feb 21, 2000 7:08 am

Jockser and others > Aer Lingus stopped 720 flying already in the sixties, Air Malta in 1989... The 720 was mainly pax-configured (no cargodoor). Aer Turas never had them (some DC-8s though). The last operations with an airline were made in 1995 by MEA of Lebanon. Now, about five are airworthy, some for engine-tests, and one or two for VIP-flights (Saudi Arabia).
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?

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