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UPS 727-100

Fri Mar 09, 2001 1:39 am

Does anyone knon how much it cost UPS to convert a 727-100 to the RR engines?

Also how much fuel does it save?
How much extra payload does it gain if any?

Also, I see one (I belive flying pax) into IND every weekend. Does anyknow know where it is coming from?
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RE: UPS 727-100

Fri Mar 09, 2001 1:56 am

I don't have the details, but the main reason for re-engining them was not just fuel saving and/or payload gain, if any.
I was the way to allow these otherwise extremely noisy planes to continue to fly. To save these otherwise good planes from being converted to beer cans because almost no airports would allow them to land.
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RE: UPS 727-100

Fri Mar 09, 2001 2:19 am

I really wanna get a ride on a 727-100, never been on one.
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RE: UPS 727-100

Fri Mar 09, 2001 2:30 am

I've been on a number of United Airlines 727-022s back in the day (1980s).
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RE: UPS 727-100

Fri Mar 09, 2001 4:46 am

I knew the reengine was due to meet noise requirments. I am just wondering if it improved or deproved the aircraft performance.

I would love to get a ride of the -100 myself. I see the one come into IND everywhere. Wondering where it is going. Maybe take a weekend trip on one. Someplace warm would be nice.
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RE: UPS 727-100

Fri Mar 09, 2001 4:49 am

The 727 looks like a nice plane to me, I was never lucky enough to fly on one though. We get our share of 727-200s of Libyan Arab here in Malta, but I don't think there's a single -100 operating anywhere in Europe!
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RE: UPS 727-100

Fri Mar 09, 2001 5:19 am

There is no gain in payload with the RR engines. The primary benefit is noise reduction with some fuel savings. Performance wise....the RR engine may produce a bit more thrust at low altitudes but it's a real dog above the mid-20's. I was seeing a 500 ft per minute climb between FL300 and 350 last night with about 20,000 lbs of fuel and 13,000 lbs of boxes....the old Pratts did much better up high than the RR engines. The plane that flys into IND is a pax charter to Cancun on the weekends. You could probably fly on it if you booked a cruise or vacation package but UPS has nothing to do with that part of it. Feel free to e-mail me if you have other questions. If anyone wants to track the flight at, it's UPS 985 leaving GEG at 8pm local and landing ONT at 1030pm local.

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