|Quoting JAM747 (Thread starter):|
What is the oldest passenger jet in service. Many passenger end their lives as cargo transport but which old bird is the oldesr still carring passengers. Could it be a DC8, 707, 727, a Russian jet, or a DC 9?
|Quoting Pgh234 (Reply 2):|
seem to recall those PanAm 727s being some of the last off of the line (ex-UA). So the NW DC9s should beat them by at least 15 years.
|Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 1):|
There are a few Saha Airlines 707s flying around Iran
|Quoting Bohica (Reply 9):|
I will guess it is the USAF C-135. They can carry passengers.
|Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 11):|
Way way off top... the thread refers to Commerical Airlines... not Military, cargo or elsewise.... *begins searching for a moderator as i sense this thread is getting way off-topic8
|Quoting Pgh234 (Reply 2):|
I seem to recall those PanAm 727s being some of the last off of the line (ex-UA).
|Quoting Idlewild (Reply 17):|
What about the Caravelle? I seem to recall a tour operator in Gabon using one for passenger flights.
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|Quoting CV990 (Reply 20):|
I think the oldest passenger jet in service is a Israel Air Force Boeing 707-329 4X-JYT, that rolled out at Renton in the 18th. December 1959, so it already passed 47 years old!!! No jet can beat that I'm sure. In December 1996 he logged 58.598 flying hours, and it was originally built to SABENA has OO-SJC. Here are some photos of the bird:
|Quoting CV990 (Reply 25):|
Sorry but this bird IS a passenger jet...it was built has a passanger jet and it was used to take passengers, that's why SABENA got it. Maybe latter it was converted, by Israel Air Force but only them or maybe any israeli enthusiast can help us finding that out. Please don't forget that for example Iran Air Force ordered and received 707's that were a mixed passenger/refuelling and now they are used to carry passengers:
|Quoting Bohica (Reply 14):
You better read the original post. Nowhere does it say commercial airlines. Therefore it is not way off topic.
|Quoting Andz (Reply 21):
To all the generalisers, I believe that the thread starter wanted to know which is the oldest commercial jet airliner still in passenger service. That means not "732" or "DC-9" but a tail number and an operator.
|Quoting Philb (Reply 31):|
The following BAC1-11s are known to be active, or have been in recent months, carrying passengers on some form of commercial operation:
067 401AK N161NG Northrop Grumman f/f 16/04/66 based Baltimore
078 401AK UN-B1110 GST Aero f/f 23/07/66 based Almaty
079 401AK XA-CMG Grupo Adelac f/f 06/08/66 based Toluca
083 212AR N200EE Select Leasing f/f 02/03/66 based Waukesha
086 401AK YR-CJL Jetex/MIA f/f 14/10/66 based Bucharest
087 401AK N162W Northrop Grumman f/f 29/10/66 based Baltimore
090 401AK N164W Northrop Grumman f/f 06/12/66 based Baltimore.
|Quoting Bohlman (Reply 40):|
EAA's Ford Tri-motor (N414H), built in 1929
|Quoting C680 (Reply 39):|
The RAF still has an old Hawker Siddeley HS-125-2 Dominie T2 flying 'round. I think they were made in 1965.
|Quoting Sovietjet (Reply 38):|
Wow amazingly no Russian jets made it or even came close. I know the first Tu-134s were delivered in 69 but those are of the now extinct "short" version which were all retired by the 90s.
|Quoting Dahlgardo (Reply 43):|
Oldest bizzjet still around is probably N722Q
It's a MS760 manufactured in 1959.
|Quoting SJUSXM (Reply 8):|
I believe the thread starter was referring to JET airliners. So the Mallards, and the DC-3s dont count
|Quoting Richierich (Reply 46):|
I thought the Mallards were made into Turbo Mallards, therefore JETS.