Civil aviation profile prints. Available poster options: Design / Dark Theme / Plain background; Size Panorama (914×305 mm / 36"×12"); Size Standard (610×305 mm / 24"×12").
Boeing 727-100C QF UPS Airlines
Registration: N937UP Type: 727-025C QF Engines: 3 × RR Tay 651-54 Serial Number: 19302 First flight: Dec 1, 1967
UPS Airlines is a cargo airline. The fourth-largest cargo airline worldwide (in terms of freight volume flown). In 1980, UPS opened its first major hub for sorting packages transported by aircraft, located in Louisville, Kentucky. Located at the westernmost point of the Eastern time zone, Louisville is accessible across the majority of the contiguous United States in less than three hours. Through its contractors, UPS flew its packages using a fleet of commercial aircraft converted to freighters, including Boeing 727s, Douglas DC-8s, and Boeing 747s. To update the oldest aircrafts in its fleet, the 727-100QF conversion was introduced (QF is a "Quiet Freighter"). In place of a hush kit, the QF conversion changed the aircraft from Pratt & Whitney JT8D to Stage 3-compliant Rolls-Royce Tay turbofans.