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Quiet Skies N717QS, Modified B707

Mon Feb 26, 2001 8:28 am

At the end of the 90s the American Company Quiet Skies Inc. bought a former Air China B707 and modified it with Winglets and reworked engines.
So far I´ve not heard about any 707-operator giving its workhorse a new lease of life through such an modification. Are all 707 bound to die in a very short time then?
Without such extensive reworking the 707 will be gone soon because of environmental restrictions. 5 years ago you could see the occasional old 4-holer here in Europe, but now? Gone, except the Air Force machines.
Sad to see them go.

RE: Quiet Skies N717QS, Modified B707

Mon Feb 26, 2001 8:39 am

The majority of the 707s & 720Bs that the airlines retired were flown to the Davis-Monthan AFB military aircraft storage facility or boneyard outside Tucson Arizona to be stripped of parts for the USAF's KC-135 tanker fleet.

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