Date: 27 Jan 97 02:45:55 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Terrell D. Drinkard) Organization: The Boeing Company References: 1 Followups: 1 2 3
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In article <airliners.1997.239@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Merlin Dorfman <email@example.com> wrote: > A couple of weeks ago in this newsgroup there was a thread about the >number of (early) DC-10s in service as compared to few if any L-1011s. > A similar comment might be made about 707s and Dc-8s. It has been >a long time since I've seen a 707 (707-airframe TACAMOs and Joint STARS, >yes, and a double-take at an A340 at DFW last year, but not an airline >707). But I frequently see DC-8s, in cargo service with new engines. > Is there a reason that the DC-8 airframes are still in service >up to 30 years later while the 707s are not? Actually, there are over 400 707's still in active commercial service. Most are third world because they are Stage 1 howlers. There is a kit to put the CFM56 engines on the '07, but it is tres expensive. Something on the order of $12Mill if memory serves... Terry -- Terry firstname.lastname@example.org "Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has more lawyers than sense."