kbuf737
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FedEx Donates 727 To Nfta (BUF) Firefighters

Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:37 am

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs...21205/CITYANDREGION/121209526/1002

Link Above. Appears as though FedEx has delivered N268FE to the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (Authority that oversees BUF & IAG) as a training instrument for firefighters at the airport. AT least it is one less three holer being turned into beer cans for the time being.   

Article states the plane had about 39,000+ cycles between Air Canada and FedEx. Anybody know what line number this bird is and when exactly AC took delivery?
The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
 
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RE: FedEx Donates 727 To Nfta (BUF) Firefighters

Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:07 am

Quoting kbuf737 (Thread starter):
Anybody know what line number this bird is and when exactly AC took delivery?

Google is your friend... http://www.planespotters.net/Product...FE-Federal-Express-%28FedEx%29.php

Reg: C-GAAU
Type: Boeing 727-233(A)
Airline: Air Canada
Delivered: 30-11-1979
Fleet Number: 421
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RE: FedEx Donates 727 To Nfta (BUF) Firefighters

Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:58 am

I can proudly say i was one of the last people to do weight and balance for this plane. I will also say it was time for retirement...this bird was a lemon.
 
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RE: FedEx Donates 727 To Nfta (BUF) Firefighters

Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:57 pm

Does Buffalo Fire Dept have an existing airframe.

If so, what will happen to it.

Many thanks.
 
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RE: FedEx Donates 727 To Nfta (BUF) Firefighters

Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:19 pm

FedEx seems to donate their retired aircraft to anyone who asks (museums, airports, universities, etc.). Why do they do so but other airlines don't?