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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:53 am

727LOVER wrote:
I remember when there were 727s EVERYWHERE



only 9 years ago..in Miami

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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:40 am

727LOVER wrote:
I remember when there were 727s EVERYWHERE



Me too, and those were the days when I was flying on business A LOT, and that means I flew on many, many 727s, especially Air Canada's 233s. But my most memorable 727 flight was on LADECO in Chile from Santiago to Concepcion. And it was a shorty, a -100 series! Built in 1964, and it was in pristine condition, clearly a well-loved and well cared-for bird. The flight was memorable because we flew down along the Andes at sunset, in clear weather. The view outside was simply spectacular.

Air Canada was the longest 727 runs I ever did, they flew them non-stop from YUL to YVR which was just about on the range limit of the aircraft with a decent payload. A couple of full YUL-YVR flights in summer seemed to barely stagger into the air.

My other 727 experiences were mostly on AA, DL, PA and I think Eastern.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:57 am

Here in Brazil we have:
Total Cargo
B727-2M7F c/n21200 PR-TTO
B727-2M7F c/n21502 PR-TTP
B727-225F c/n22438 PR-TTW

RIO Cargo
B727-264F c/n22983 PR-IOB
B727-264F c/n22984 PR-IOC
B727-264F c/n23014 PR-IOD
B727-214F c/n21692 PR-IOF
B727-214F c/n21691 PR-IOG

Sds.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:34 pm

jfkflyer wrote:
cvgComair wrote:
slvrblt wrote:
Doesn't Amerijet still operate a few? I thought they had recently refitted/modified a couple 727's -- ??

Yeah, they have 3 722F's as of this last fall.


what tail #?


The tail #'s are N495AJ, N395AJ, and N598AJ.
N495AJ and N395AJ are currently operating flights. I thought N598AJ was being used, but it appears it is not currently active.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:00 pm

I saw N621AZ in JNB today.
Not sure if it newly arrived or was towed out of a maintenance hangar, but was good to see 3x B727's today on the ramp.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:08 pm

I'm in DSM and I just pulled up flight aware to see what time my pop's arrives and see Kalitta flight 512 from SDF arrived last night. I can't see any scheduled departure but would love to see it take off. Unfortunately it's parked at the cargo ramp so really no great spotting to be had. It's a 727-200.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:46 pm

Driving past EWR this morning on the Turnpike there was a all White 727 taxiing either after arrival or for departure. Reminded me of the days that DHL used park their 727s on a hardstand right next to the Turnpike. It would site there all day and fly at night, many posters on here used to think it was abandoned there not realizing it was operating everyday.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:47 pm

A Kalitta Charters 727-200F just departed MDT going back to CVG.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KFS942
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:57 pm

There are currently 5 727's at ILN that were sold to an unknown operator. Of the 5, 2 will be made airworthy using parts from the other 3. The are all former Capital Cargo Airlines aircraft.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:32 pm

Isn't there one, I think a 727-1 used for Zero G testing?
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:37 pm

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Isn't there one, I think a 727-1 used for Zero G testing?


It's a (wingletted) 200 run by Everets Air Cargo.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:39 pm

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There are currently 5 727's at ILN that were sold to an unknown operator. Of the 5, 2 will be made airworthy using parts from the other 3. The are all former Capital Cargo Airlines aircraft.


Any chance its USA Jet? The one they have came from there as well, being a former Capital bird.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:43 pm

There are also the two stunning oil spill response 722F in Britain, G-OSRA and G-OSRB. 'RA was the last 727 built, as N217FE
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:36 pm

Saw Aseman EP-ASA at Mehrabad in May 2015. Not sure their website is up-to-date but it says they still have 5 727s in service:

https://www.iaa.ir/Page?id=18&page=%D9% ... 8%A7%D9%86
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:24 pm

Came across this nice video of EP-ASA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJsDZe13xEc
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:47 pm

arumill wrote:
Came across this nice video of EP-ASA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJsDZe13xEc


Wow, it's a great day for airplane porn on a.net! :D

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There are also the two stunning oil spill response 722F in Britain, G-OSRA and G-OSRB. 'RA was the last 727 built, as N217FE


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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:00 pm

DiamondFlyer wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
There are currently 5 727's at ILN that were sold to an unknown operator. Of the 5, 2 will be made airworthy using parts from the other 3. The are all former Capital Cargo Airlines aircraft.


Any chance its USA Jet? The one they have came from there as well, being a former Capital bird.


Could be.....I remember the one you mention leaving here. It was quite a sight to see her take to the air again after such a long absence.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:12 pm

USA Jet (N727US) B-727-223F stopped here in SLC for fuel last night on it's way to YIP. Very nice looking plane!

Nice photo in the database ID 4033849
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:24 pm

M-FAHD? Biz Jet One.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:39 pm

YIP has a few that come and go, USA Jet flies them in at least daily.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:07 pm

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YIP has a few that come and go, USA Jet flies them in at least daily.


USAJet only has 1 727, N727US. They do however have 6 DC-9s (3 -10 and 3 -30), an MD83 and 3 Falcon 20's.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:11 pm

DiamondFlyer wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
YIP has a few that come and go, USA Jet flies them in at least daily.


USAJet only has 1 727, N727US. They do however have 6 DC-9s (3 -10 and 3 -30), an MD83 and 3 Falcon 20's.


The DC-9's are pretty common at YIP, actually saw one take off earlier this morning as I was doing my pre-flight.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:15 pm

Channex757 wrote:
There are also the two stunning oil spill response 722F in Britain, G-OSRA and G-OSRB. 'RA was the last 727 built, as N217FE


Caught G-OSRA at Lasham a couple of years ago. Future G-OSRB (still with its N registration) was there too ...

http://www.joelvogt.net/aviation/spotte ... p?id=13947
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:39 pm

727LOVER wrote:
I remember when there were 727s EVERYWHERE



Great photo I count eight 72's with seven airlines thanks for the trip down memory lane.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:46 pm

N720CK, N722CK, and N729CK all operating in and out of SDF for the UPS peak season. Also spotted another -200 of IFL Group.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:17 am

Sadly, one less now: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1350589
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:20 pm

Sadly one less as of today...
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:21 pm

Does the IFL group only have 2 722? because all I've ever seen on flight trackers, are n215/216we
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:07 am

G-OSRA is still in use - based in the UK I think and is used for Oil Spill Response - you can track its movements on planefinder
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:09 am

Also I've seen several time Amerijet's 727s on several Caribbean isalnds - they join the islands together and have regular flights from F Lauderdale / Miami
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:09 am

Also I've seen several time Amerijet's 727s on several Caribbean isalnds - they join the islands together and have regular flights from F Lauderdale / Miami
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:35 am

No mention yet of M-FTOH.

Spoke to the pilot at Cotswold AIrport Open Day in September 2017, who said it flyable.

Also saw it doing an engine run earlier this month.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:43 pm

Air Class Líneas Aéreas, Uruguay, operates a 727-200F.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:46 pm

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What happened to VP-DBJ? Is it still active?

I assume you meant Mr Trump's VP-BDJ? It scrapped in Montreal.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 pm

About Iran Aseman: As of May this year they apparently have three Pax airplanes left: EP-ASA, -ASB, -ASD
Plus two Cargo planes, which are parked, EP-ATT and -ATQ
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:10 pm

[quote="dcaviation"]On the military side I know that Colombia and Mexico still use few.

The Mexican Federal Police still use a few. They are painted black. On take off they flow over where I work: Wow! What noise!
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:26 pm

When was the Trump jet scrapped.

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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:43 pm

I think CargoJet are now down to 4 727s. However, with all the additional work they've landed this past year, I'd expect they'll continue flying for a while yet.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:10 pm

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When was the Trump jet scrapped.

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Not too long ago,someone on Facebook was selling parts of the fuselage.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:31 pm

BTW, as a correction, the last 727 built was Sep. 1984, 33 years ago, not 32. It is also still active in the U.K.
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:55 pm

Incidentally I saw G-OSRA at BOE in July.
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:17 pm

There seems to be a new 727 cargo operator based at Toledo Express Airport: InterJet West N209TR c/m 20.994 (reg. to Career Aviation Co. Wilmington)

They seem to be connected to Sierra West Airlines and are looking for Pilots. Very active acc. to Flightaware

http://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Air-Ca ... erjet-West
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 pm

Getty family was operating a -100 with the Valsan conversion recently.

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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:35 pm

33 years since the last build is impressive.

Steelhead wrote:
There seems to be a new 727 cargo operator based at Toledo Express Airport: InterJet West N209TR c/m 20.994 (reg. to Career Aviation Co. Wilmington)

They seem to be connected to Sierra West Airlines and are looking for Pilots. Very active acc. to Flightaware

http://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Air-Ca ... erjet-West

With how difficult JT8D parts have become to find, I have wonder how much research a new operator did prior to EIS.

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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:44 pm

jeffry747 wrote:
Also spotted another -200 of IFL Group.


3 Contract Air Cargo 722s operating out of PTK. FlightAware links below show current activity and whereabouts.

Contract Air Cargo #215-- B722
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TSU215

Contract Air Cargo #216-- B722
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TSU216

Contract Air Cargo #281-- B722
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TSU281
 
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:03 pm

lightsaber wrote:
33 years since the last build is impressive.
With how difficult JT8D parts have become to find, I have wonder how much research a new operator did prior to EIS.

What is the degree of commonality between the -217 used on the 727 and the -217C on the 82 and -219 on the 83 and 88?
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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:17 pm

bigbird wrote:
BTW, as a correction, the last 727 built was Sep. 1984, 33 years ago, not 32. It is also still active in the U.K.

Most of this thread is from 11 months ago, so 32 was correct at the time ;-)

In terms of longevity stakes, it seems like the 727 is outdoing the 707 and DC-8 from a basic glance, perhaps a factor of the number that were built? I have been planning to do a 727 fleet thread like I did for the 707, DC-8 and 747, but I haven't had time yet.

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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:22 pm

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What is the degree of commonality between the -217 used on the 727 and the -217C on the 82 and -219 on the 83 and 88?



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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Adipasquale wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
33 years since the last build is impressive.
With how difficult JT8D parts have become to find, I have wonder how much research a new operator did prior to EIS.

What is the degree of commonality between the -217 used on the 727 and the -217C on the 82 and -219 on the 83 and 88?

By cost, about 80%. The fan diameter was increased, resulting in a new low spool for the MD-80. And it is the -17 on the 727.

All JT8D external parts are becoming dear. The vendor supply chain was shut down 3 years ago. AA had a treasure trove of old parts on hand they are burning down. DL bought parts on the last production runs. But everyone expected AA to keep to retirement schedule instead of deciding to use their parts in house. G4 and DL are looking at earlier retirement due to parts issues.

How many 727s are flying? It cannot be many.

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Re: How many 727s still active?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:08 pm

When did the USPS retire their last ones? In fact, what are the flying as replacements?
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