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

Date:         13 Feb 97 01:37:42 
From: (Rich Nute)
Organization: Hewlett-Packard, San Diego Division
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Somewhere, sometime, I was led to believe that the DC-8 has
an APU, while the 707 does not.

Without an APU, the 707 needs auxiliary ground equipment to
get the first engine started, while the DC-8 could be started
from its APU.

If true, the 707 can only go to airports with auxiliary ground

I thought this was a serious negative factor for airlines, and
one big reason airlines favored the DC-8.

Richard Nute
San Diego