soon7x7
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727 Range

Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:21 pm

I recently viewed photo of Delta 727/200 in Frankfurt...was this scheduled service aircraft or Charter with one stop for fuel...Can't imagine it was an efficient Intercontinental machine from USA to Europe...J
 
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RE: 727 Range

Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:33 pm

UA, PA, TW and DL all had 727s based in Europe at some point in the 80s or 90s.

DL had a hub in frankfurt which they offered connecting service to various destinations from FRA. The 727s did not fly transatlantic routes.
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RE: 727 Range

Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:44 pm



Quoting Soon7x7 (Thread starter):
I recently viewed photo of Delta 727/200 in Frankfurt...was this scheduled service aircraft or Charter with one stop for fuel...Can't imagine it was an efficient Intercontinental machine from USA to Europe...J

It wasn't  Smile But it probably had the legs to ferry across the Atlantic nonstop with no passengers aboard...
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RE: 727 Range

Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:04 pm



Quoting Soon7x7 (Thread starter):
I recently viewed photo of Delta 727/200 in Frankfurt...was this scheduled service aircraft or Charter with one stop for fuel...Can't imagine it was an efficient Intercontinental machine from USA to Europe...J

They were especially used for Berlin TXL. Only allied airlines, that means Air France, US airlines and BA were allowed to fly to Berlin, therefore some were stationed in Germany. They also flew other sectors, but the Berlin route was especially important.
 
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RE: 727 Range

Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:37 am



Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 1):
UA, PA, TW and DL all had 727s based in Europe at some point in the 80s or 90s.

PA had 727s based in Europe starting in the 1960s mainly for their intra-German routes to/from Berlin Tempelhof, and other 5th freedom tag-on sectors. The 727-100s replaced DC-6Bs on those routes.


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RE: 727 Range

Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:17 am



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
It wasn't But it probably had the legs to ferry across the Atlantic nonstop with no passengers aboard...

Better than ferry. Take a few seats out, put some extra tanks in, and it will cross no problems. I flew on 4 East Harford, CT to BRU roundtrips, non-stop both ways in such a configured 727-100.
 
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RE: 727 Range

Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:33 am

When I was at Reeve we where doing charters to the russian far east with 727-100's. About half the time they could make the eastbound trip non-stop depending on the wind gods.

Westbound wasn't an issue.
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RE: 727 Range

Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:29 am

Here are some range charts from Boeing's website.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/727sec3.pdf
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RE: 727 Range

Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:25 am



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
But it probably had the legs to ferry across the Atlantic nonstop with no passengers aboard...



Quoting MarkC (Reply 5):
Better than ferry. Take a few seats out, put some extra tanks in, and it will cross no problems.

I was a refueller at BNA in late 2000 and refueled DL 727-200's. A few of these had auxiliary fuel tanks. Maybe they were the ones ferried across the Atlantic Ocean (possibly with a stop in Newfoundland) and operated within Western Europe.

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RE: 727 Range

Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:40 pm

Got it...I did not think PanAm,Delta could run regular service across the pond w/ 727's. Thnxmuch all...Gerard

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