greasespot
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B727-200 Combi

Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:10 am

As we are getting rid of our B727's and we fly the only comercial -200 combi that is certified to class C. (with movable bulkhead) How would that affect potential purchaser's. I mean there is bi-laterals with the USA and if someone bought it there would the approval be a mere formality( you know spend a bunch of money) or would have to be a totally new certification effort to operate it in the USA.

Something i wondererd for a while.

GS
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avioniker
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RE: B727-200 Combi

Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:29 am

If you're who I think you are, in Ottawa, that plane was built to Class E as defined in 1995. Nine 70# Halon bottles for crying out loud.
I'd sell it as a freighter. It's very well built with the heavyweight wings from Air Canada and if the checks are all up to date with the AD's it should go for a nice price.
The problem is, of course, there's a reason it's the only -200 combi in existance. And of course it must be expensive to operate in today's fuel cost world.

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greasespot
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RE: B727-200 Combi

Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:57 am

 yes 

You seem to know an awful lot about me or my employer.

Yeah i have had to change all those halon bottles.

And it was a real treat to re-con to all the various seat lay outs on a almost nightly basis. (no quick change)

I think that is what will happen is it will be sold as a freighter....I was just wondering out lound so i posted it here. I was curious as to if anyone could operate it as a combi still in the USA if they bought it...
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avioniker
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RE: B727-200 Combi

Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:17 pm

It was certified under the "new" standards so it should be eligible to be registered in the US as a combi.
Let's just say I was there when it was built and a little closer than most...
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