Starling Aviation (Grand Cayman Island) has retired its only B727-200(RE), M-STAR (msn 22687). The 42.3-year-old aircraft was deregistered from the Isle of Man on January 31, 2024, and will be scrapped at Kemble.

The trijet has seen very limited service since early October 2023, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. Its last flights were from Dubai World Central via Tekirdag and London Stansted to Kemble on January 31, 2024.

The Caymanian private equity fund had owned the aircraft since 2011. It was the only tracked aircraft owned by Starling Aviation. The fund also operated one B727-100 between 2011 and 2014, the ch-aviation fleets history module shows.

M-STAR was one of just four B727s still registered in Europe. UK's 2Excel Aviation (BRO, Northampton Sywell) operates two B727-200Fs through its T2 Aviation (Doncaster/Sheffield) division for oil spill monitoring, while Belarus' AviaStar Air Company (DEK, Gomel) has a single B727-200(F).