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

Date:         03 Feb 97 03:16:34 
From:         "J. Heilig" <>
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National Aero Safety wrote:

> All kidding aside, it is my understanding that Douglas put more effort
> into corrosion protection.  The DC-8 is also a newer design.

	I'd beg to differ on that last statement.  Both types were designed
within a couple of years of each other in the early 1950s, and the 707
was in production (even the pax versions) longer than the DC-8.  The
last DC-8 was delivered in 1972.  IIRC the last passenger 707 was
delivered in 1975 or so.

Jennings Heilig