New Cargo Airline for South Africa

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New Cargo Airline for South Africa

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Re: New Cargo Airline for South Africa

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Lead aircraft is a 727-200F. Is that a typo, perhaps?? I didn't think there were either any 727-200s still flying, or the flight engineers to go with them. Or am I missing something here?
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Re: New Cargo Airline for South Africa

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AFAIK Astral does indeed have a 727
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Re: New Cargo Airline for South Africa

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kudu177 wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 10:18 am Lead aircraft is a 727-200F. Is that a typo, perhaps?? I didn't think there were either any 727-200s still flying, or the flight engineers to go with them. Or am I missing something here?

Atleast one has been in and out of ORTIA on many cargo flights in the last year
Data suggests that, as of February 2022, 38 Boeing 727s are active across 23 carriers. With the type first entering service in 1963 and its last example produced in 1984, the youngest-possible 727 is now approaching 40 years old.
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Snitch wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:54 pm Atleast one has been in and out of ORTIA on many cargo flights in the last year
That makes me very happy to hear. Thanks, Snitch.

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Re: New Cargo Airline for South Africa

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kudu177 wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 4:58 pm
Snitch wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:54 pm Atleast one has been in and out of ORTIA on many cargo flights in the last year
That makes me very happy to hear. Thanks, Snitch.

Do you know who operates it?
One is/was 5Y-IRE B727 of Safe Air
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Re: New Cargo Airline for South Africa

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Snitch wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 8:44 pm
kudu177 wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 4:58 pm
Snitch wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:54 pm Atleast one has been in and out of ORTIA on many cargo flights in the last year
That makes me very happy to hear. Thanks, Snitch.

Do you know who operates it?
One is/was 5Y-IRE B727 of Safe Air
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Re: New Cargo Airline for South Africa

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Astral has a B727, 5Y-NIV. Their other one, 5y-MWM has been sold to a South Sudan company.

Astral apparently getting another B727 from the US as well.
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