Re: DC-8s in service; no 707s?

Date:         27 Jan 97 02:45:56 
From:         Vince Wayland <wayland@cray.com>
Organization: Cray Research a division of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
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Merlin Dorfman wrote:
>
>      Is there a reason that the DC-8 airframes are still in service
> up to 30 years later while the 707s are not?

I believe it's because there is a re-engining mod for DC-8s that makes
them more fuel efficient and compliant with the noise regs.  I never
heard of such a kit for the 707.  A United captain on one of them told
me that it was the most efficient plane at that time.  The modified
stretch DC8s on United were one of my favorite planes, as a passenger,
of all time.  Right up there with the B-720.

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