Thursday, September 23, 2010

Photo of the Day / Boeing 727-22C N231FL

(Photo by Jay Selman)

Boeing 727-22C (19205/438) N231FL operated by International Trading Co. of the Yukon is seen recently at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT/KCLT) in North Carolina. This series of 727 has become a very rare sight these days at local airports.

The aircraft was originaly delivered to United Airlines as N7430U on August 8, 1967. FedEx bought the aircraft on November 2, 1978 and operated it as N109FE "Tina Marie" until selling it to Kelowna Flightcraft Charter on February 9, 1994. The aircraft was re-registered as C-GKFZ and flew with the carrier until being sold to it's current owner on March 24, 2004 who re-registered it N231FL and immediatley leased it to Contract Air Cargo.


Tom Martin said...

Mike, I think it's 727-022(C).

Michael Carter said...

Hi Tom,

Thanks but it is classified as a -22C. The 727-100 series were always a two digit number such as
-25 for Eastern, -23 for American, -31 for TWA, and -51 for Northwest.