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

Date:         30 Jan 97 00:36:25 
From: (Roger Chung-Wee)
Organization: Concord World Travel
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On 27 Jan 97 02:45:55 , (Terrell D.
Drinkard) wrote:

>In article <airliners.1997.239@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
>Merlin Dorfman <> 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.

There are about 120 707s, mostly -300 freighters, still in commercial
service out of 1,009 ordered and delivered.

By comparison, there are over 250 DC-8s (out of 556 ordered and
delivered) in service mostly as freighters.  Some 110 have been
re-engined with CFMI CFM56 turbofans which extended the life of this

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