Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Oldest passenger aircraft still in service, first flew in 1974

Almost half a century! According to information from the Airfleets.net database, this is the age of the oldest passenger aircraft in service in the world. hey The first flight of the Boeing 737 took place andM 1974 The aircraft continues to operate for Transavia Airlines based in the Netherlands and to this day.

Covering five continents, the 48-year antiquity has changed its journey through time several times. After leaving the Dutch airline in 1977, she moved to Saudia and then to Aerolinius Argentina.

Next stop was, for now, Australian Airlines, then Air Florida, another former airline. Alaska-based MarkAir (also bankrupt) followed, before receiving a stint as a cargo aircraft.

In 2004, it went to Peru and two years later it was bought by the Italian airline Voliamo. In 2008, Cityline Hungary, which ceased operations in 2015, took over the Boeing 737.

The change of companies ended in 2014, when the aircraft began serving the smaller Nolinor Aviation based in Mirabelle, a suburb of Montreal. The company serves domestic destinations using a fleet of 18 aircraft.

Would you dare to travel with him?

You can travel with peace of mind on this plane, according to Patrick Smith, a North American pilot and author of the book “Cockpit Confidential – Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections.”

“Commercial aircraft are built to last more or less indefinitely, which is one reason they are so expensive,” he told Telegraph Travel.

It is common for a jet to be in service for 25 years or more.”

Smith said that as planes age, they come under increasing scrutiny. “Inspection norms are increasingly strict”.

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