Re: 707 airframes (Re: Date of Construction)

From: (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         01 Apr 94 13:11:52 PST
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In article <airliners.1994.1086@orchard.Chicago.COM> (John DiMarco) writes:
> (Terrell D. Drinkard) writes:
>>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.
>I'm not quite clear exactly why this is so. What exactly about the 707 makes
>it less economical than the DC8? 

Load-carrying capacity.  The 707 wasn't able to be stretched as much as the
DC-8, due to its shorter landing gear.    

Robert Dorsett