Date: 30 Jan 97 00:36:25 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Louis A. Ramsay) Organization: Netcom References: 1 2
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In <airliners.1997.286@ohare.Chicago.COM> Steve Lacker <email@example.com> writes: - - - - - snip - - - - - >Also, I suspect that the first-line >operators of both aircraft held on to their 707's and ran them up to >higher hours than did DC-8 operators (not that the DC-8 isn't an >excellent aircraft, but it was decidedly less popular than the 707). The B-707 may have been more popular with the scheduled carriers, but, in the 70's, the majority of aircraft used by supplemental carriers were DC-8's. The only supplemental using B-707's back then was World Airways and they were in the process of changing over to DC-8's and DC-10's. I should have qualified "supplemental carriers" to read "U.S. supplemental carriers". For some reason, a high percentage of European supplemental carriers used B-707's. Go figure. The DC-8/63 had a MGTOW of 355,000 lbs as did some models of the B-707 (TWA's B-707BAH comes to mind). Lou.