Re: Delta Flt 1288

From:         steven tobey <stobey@flash.net>
Organization: Flash-Net Internet Service Provider, 888-FLASHNET
Date:         14 Jul 96 22:43:26 
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> >I believe the P&W JT8D, of varying configurations, is used almost exclusively
> >on all DC-9 aircraft (including the MD-XX series), and the side engines of
> >727's.
>
> The *side* engines on a 727?  What do you think is in the middle?!
> There were some Stage III 727 proposals that involved replacing the
> #1 and #3 engines (with RR Tays, I think) while leaving the JT8D in
> the #2 position so as to avoid the significant expense of modifying
> the S-duct or its intake, but to my knowledge it's not been done.
> (The Dee Howard 727 conversions for UPS and perhaps others involve
> replacing all three engines; the modified #2 intake is quite
> distincive.)
>
> I'd be very surprised to see any airline willing to operate a type
> with two different engines on the same airframe.  The maintenance
> folks would be incredibly irritated by such a monster!
> <snip>

I'll stick my neck out and ask a dumb question, didn't FedEx reengine
some of their B727s which resulted in this situation? Although I don't
have my list of "N" numbers handy there are several of their B727s which
have been reengined, maybe someone could confirm it for me?

Steve