Date: 27 Jan 97 02:45:56 From: email@example.com (Kim Hackett) Organization: Your Organization References: 1
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> 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. > Is there a reason that the DC-8 airframes are still in service >up to 30 years later while the 707s are not? I think it is because the DC-8s were reengined with CFM-56 enginees. The 707 was never reengined with CFM-56s, like the KC-135s were to make the KC-135R. If I remember correctly, Boeing was looking into reengining 707s in the late 70s or early 80s here in Wichita about the time they were doing the KC-135R program, but decided not to because it would reduce their new aircraft sales.