You dont see UPS doing this!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wornoutupser, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    No, we melt down the frame and hand out aluminum bricks for founders day.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  4. stoni24

    stoni24 New Member

    That would b such a slap in the face if I worked there. Oh wait, if I were an "independent contractor" there.
     
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    It's all about the $$, nothing more nothing less. If you can write off a million dollar(or whatever amount) aircraft as a donation
    Fred Will.
     
  6. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member


    ​he is a business man, not your friend..
     
  7. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    If UPS could do it, it would. The 727 is a popular training aircraft. Passenger 727 were widely flown until the mid-2000s, and the plane is still popular among freight carriers. Meanwhile, UPS is paying storage fees on aircraft it retired during the downturn -- DC-8 and classic 747. Passenger DC-8 flights pretty much ended in the 1980s (and nearly all remaining freighters were retired with fuel stored) -- because of this, it's seen as an old aircraft and nobody wants them. And the 747 is just too huge to be a training aircraft most places.
     
  8. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Do you know where they are mothballed?
     
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    In Hoax's backyard.
     
  10. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Nearly all of the aircraft UPS retired during the downturn ended up in Roswell:

    www.dc8.org
     
  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Can you imagine being in high school and working on an actual 727?
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That's called a "win-win" in my book and I do wonder why UPS wouldn't do the same thing.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Liability?
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Hard to believe Fred would leave himself open to any liability, why wouldn't UPS take the same precautions?
     
  16. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    The value of a 727, DC-8 or classic 747 is less than that of a typical suburban house. Given the storage fees UPS is paying on its retired aircraft, I'd imagine it'd donate the aircraft if it could. I suspect the biggest problem is that nobody wants them. The DC-8 is truly a vintage jet (mostly out of passenger service by the 1980s) and the stretch versions that UPS operated aren't exactly small, either -- comparable in size to the 757-300, which United and Delta operate on their highest capacity routes. Hard to give something away when nobody wants them, especially with many classic 737 up for grabs.