Lord of the Skies
- Retirement for the 727? Goyer, Robert // Flying;Oct2001, Vol. 128 Issue 10, p34
Reports on the plans of several airline companies to retire the Boeing 727 airplanes from their fleets as of October 2001.
- US Airways plans to replace all... // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/31/1999, Vol. 150 Issue 22, p22
Reports on the plan of US Airways to replace all of the Boeing 727s on its Northeast United States shuttle operations.
- Asking Prices of Used Boeing Aircraft Exhibit Considerable Range. // Aircraft Value News;5/21/2012, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p2
The article discusses variations in the asking prices for used Boeing B727 and B737-200ADV airplanes in consideration of the difference in condition and age. It describes how aircraft values have generally declined over the first half of 2012 and how asking prices continue to be on the...
- Assessment of Actual Specification Becomes Ever More Important for Values. // Aircraft Value News;9/23/2013, Vol. 22 Issue 19, p1
The article discusses the importance of an aircraft's product specification assessment in the calculation of its residual value. During 1960s through 1990s, manufacturers focused on the airline industry resulting from the changes in variant classification which include the B727-100 becoming -200...
- Maintenance Checks Disrupt U.S. Airline Operations. // Air Safety Week;3/31/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 13, p1
The article reports on flight cancellations by U.S. air carriers caused by unscheduled jetliner inspections spawned by maintenance record checks ordered by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These occur in the wake of Southwest Airlines' failure to inspect some of its older Boeing...
- IN BRIEF. // Aviation News;Jul2014, p7
This section offers news briefs relating to the airline industry as of July 1, 2014, including the delivery of the Boeing 727-230AF model 4L-ABE aircraft to Georgian freight carrier Aviaexport Airways, the plans of British airline Virgin Atlantic to include Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in its future...
- 20-Inch crack spurs FAA to order 727-100 checks. Ott, J. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/10/1989, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p62
Discusses the discovery of a 20-inch fatigue crack on a United Airlines Boeing 727-100 and the resulting FAA emergency airworthiness directive issued for a mandatory visual inspection of the first 47 727-100s. Cause of crack; Spotting of crack; FAA inspection and repair program for 727s.
- 727 popularity. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/24/1985, Vol. 122 Issue 23, p77
De-regulation and the growth of the small-package business in the US have cut the supply of used Boeing 727-100 aircraft and led to the use of leasing arrangements to free airline capital.
- Federal Express, Pratt to expand hush kit programs. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/12/90, Vol. 132 Issue 11, p70
Summarizes the two-phase flight test program Federal Express and Pratt & Whitney will use to determine the modifications necessary to bring JT8D-powered Boeing 727s in compliance with Stage 3 noise emission standards.