Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
dforce1
Topic Author
Posts: 507
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:16 am

Trump 727

Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:14 am

Does anyone have any information on the specs of Trump's 727? What series 727 is it? Has he sinced replaced it with new engines? It seems odd to me for Trump to be operating a 727 as his private jet - although it looks sweet, is it not quite fuel inefficient for him? (not that he can't afford it)

Can anyone mention any other private aircraft owned by celebrities or corporations?
 
luv2fly
Posts: 11056
Joined: Tue May 13, 2003 2:57 am

RE: Trump 727

Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:22 am

Take a look at this thread and you should find the answers you are seeking.

https://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/2396566/
You can cut the irony with a knife
 
BUFjets
Posts: 222
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:27 pm

RE: Trump 727

Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:37 pm

Trump's 727-23 was delivered to AA in 1968. It does not look like it has the Super 27 engines or the MD-80 engines.

If "The Donald" did his homework, he would have selected a two-holer that could fly with a two-person flight deck crew.
 
LGA777
Posts: 954
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:46 am

RE: Trump 727

Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:20 pm

I would not be surprised to see Mr.Trump get a BBJ somewhere down the line. He has had the 727 for I think at least 10-15 years.

LGA777
 
roseflyer
Posts: 9602
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:34 am

RE: Trump 727

Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:21 pm

I think the fact that his plane cost less than two million dollars to buy makes it a good choice. It has transcon range and plenty of space. He got all of that for pennies compared to the price of a Gulfstream or BBJ. The savings from the purchase probably make up for the extra crew, maintenance and fuel costs. It is not like Trump flies that thing every day anyway.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
 
BUFjets
Posts: 222
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:27 pm

RE: Trump 727

Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:42 pm

I bet he could have gotten a DC-9 or 733-200 cheap as well. He would then only need a flight crew of 2 and only have 2 engines to maintain. I know Aloha used to have ETOPS 737-200's flying from CA to HA, so there was range. He must have spent more than 2 million putting the new interior in it.
 
AA54Heavy
Posts: 180
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2003 5:44 am

RE: Trump 727

Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:49 am

Quoting BUFjets (Reply 2):
If "The Donald" did his homework, he would have selected a two-holer that could fly with a two-person flight deck crew.

On one episode of the apprentice, it featured this jet and he specifically stated that he could've bought whatever the hell he wanted to, but "The Donald" is looking for value....he bought the thing for pennies and that's what he liked about it, as someone else mentioned, it starts to make up for the fact that it isn't the most fuel efficient plane in the sky.....
Roger that, turning to our "other" left
 
A350
Posts: 1076
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:40 am

RE: Trump 727

Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:47 am

Quoting BUFjets (Reply 5):
I bet he could have gotten a DC-9 or 733-200 cheap as well. He would then only need a flight crew of 2 and only have 2 engines to maintain. I know Aloha used to have ETOPS 737-200's flying from CA to HA, so there was range.

The 727 offers about 50% more floor space as the 732 or DC-9. Furthermore, it looks much more classy and impressive, and this is probably an important point for Donald Trump, in contrast to commercial airlines. The 732 looks maybe funny, but not exactly noble. Beside of that, the range of the 727 is far superior to your alternatives. It can probably go to most places in the Americas, Europe and Asia with just one stop. Finally, I don't know if ETOPS is easy to get for a private a/c.

Quoting BUFjets (Reply 2):
Trump's 727-23 was delivered to AA in 1968. It does not look like it has the Super 27 engines or the MD-80 engines.

RR offers Tay engines as upgrade for the 727. Does any know if Trump has bought them?

A350

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos