Many 757s are having second careers as freighters. This former US Air 757, delivered as N611AU, later N627UW on March 22, 1993 was bought by Federal Express September 30, 2009. The freighter has been with Morningstar Air Express under contract to FedEx in Canada since January 27, 2011.
Just a month after delivery on March 17, 1981, ship 716 starts the taxi out. The next to last 727 for Republic, it would fly on after the merger with Northwest until the end of 1999. Sold to CHampion Air in December of that year, the airliner was finally stored at Roswell, MN in 2004 and later broken up.
This frame was originally delivered as a 340 to United Air Lines as N73115 in October 1952 and called "Mainliner San Diego". It also then flew with Allegheny and underwent subequent conversions to 540, 440 and finally in October 1965 to 580-standard. After cargo conversion and time hauling freight around Alaska and Canada, it was leased by TAL and based at OPF. By September 2001 it was wfu, stored, damaged during Hurricane Wilma and had finally been scrapped by November 2007.