Tom in NO
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Ex-Continental 727 Refits At TUS

Tue Mar 07, 2000 10:20 am

I understand that at least 5 of the old Continental 727's (which were recently retired) are currently at Tucson, at least 2 of which are undergoing some sort of conversion (I imagine to cargo).

They are:
N73751, N76752, N76753, N79754, N70755

Does anyone have any knowledge of potential users of those aircraft, or of their ultimate fate?

Tom in NO (at MSY)
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DL_Mech
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RE: Ex-Continental 727 Refits At TUS

Tue Mar 07, 2000 8:26 pm

These planes are probably at Hamilton Aviation. There were several CO 727s there the last time I checked. I saw them doing a door installation outside on a ex-EA 727 for Mexicargo. You might try their website for more info.
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acvitale
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RE: Ex-Continental 727 Refits At TUS

Tue Mar 07, 2000 9:00 pm

I believe they are owned by GECAS and are being leased to a cargo carrier who will be contracting them to deliver overnight packages for the USPS. I will find out more when I am back to my home office Wednesday and post it.