Date: 18 Jan 2000 05:24:27 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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email@example.com (JWizardC) writes: > >They stopped producing it because they weren't getting enough orders to > >justify keeping the production line open. The orders had dried up due > >to the 757, which could carry more payload further for less money. > > I heard a different rumor...I heard that the 727 was nixed because it was > choking 757 sales. Well, we've gotten a different story from someone who was inside Boeing at the time. I recall that AA was eager to re-engine all their 727's with dual high-bypass engines, but Boeing convinced them that it wasn't worth the trouble. I suspect that AA saw some of the data about wing wake ingestion and such. So they bought MD-80's to replace the 727's. What's clear is that the 757 missed the mark as a 727 replacement, giving an opportunity to the MD-80 and A320 series. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.