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End of an era as Qantas retires the 737 classic | Australian Aviation Magazine

Qantas has operated its last 737-400 revenue flight, marking the end of scheduled Boeing 737-300/-400 ‘classic’ passenger services in Australia. Qantas 737-476 VH-TJS Jabiru operated the final service, QF819 from Canberra to Melbourne, on Sunday afternoon, the 48 minute flight departing at 17:23 and touching down 48 minutes later at 18:11. An Airservices ARFF monitor …

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End of an Era: Delta’s DC-9 Completes Final Scheduled Flight – Airchive

    ATLANTA, January 6 Airchive – Appropriately tagged as Delta flight 2014, the last scheduled U.S. commercial DC-9 flight landed at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at 7:32PM EST. The touchdown of flight 2014 marks the end of the DC-9′s 48 year career of scheduled commercial flight in the United States. Although saying farewell to …

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End of an Era as FedEx Express Retires Last B727 – FedEx Newsroom

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 21, 2013 — For 35 years, Boeing 727 aircraft were a reliable workhorse for the world’s largest express transportation company. Today, the venerable 727 narrow-body freighter closes an enduring chapter in aviation history as FedEx becomes the last major carrier to retire the aircraft from service. The retirement is part of the …

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Workhorse still going strong 77 years on: key.Aero, Historic Aviation

A DC-3C at Griffin-Spalding airport in Georgia. Photo: Andrew Thon - OPShots Contributor

On December 17, 2010, it will be 107 years since the first powered flight. It will also be the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the ubiquitous Douglas DC-3 – an aircraft that’s still flying on all six continents (including Antarctica). It still provides service with commercial entities operating in a variety of guises …

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