From: email@example.com (Terrell D. Drinkard) Organization: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group Date: 30 Mar 94 00:06:42 PST References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Robert Dorsett <email@example.com> wrote: >In article <airliners.1994.1046@orchard.Chicago.COM> you write: >>Again. I'm in the middle of a move, so I can't supple exact numbers, >>but there were a little over 1,000 707 airframes built, and about 550 >>DC-8s built. The last _Flight_ airliner census showed something like >>100 707s still in service, and over 200 DC-8s. Add in the E-3s and >>E-8s and the gap narrows, but does not close. > >Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the FI census covers executive >aircraft (private and governmental), military transports (e.g., Israel, etc), >or the smaller cargo feleets. I think the "flying" number is around 350, >but I can't recall the number. Actually, by our count their are a bit over 400 707 airframes flying today in commercial service. 408 or 410, I forget now. I suppose I could look it up. :-) >The stretched DC-8 is clearly preferred by operators trying to show a >profit, though-- mainly the cargo operators. True. The DC-8 has shown much better economics over the long haul. Fewer ADs, fewer aging fleet maintenance requirements. But, all of that came at a price. >Anyone think Boeing might be able to supply a number? :-) Maybe. :-) Actually, I asked someone else to look it up for me. We have 402 actual 707 airframes in service. This includes the E-3s, E-8s, etc. No KC-135s. -- Terry firstname.lastname@example.org "Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has more lawyers than sense."