Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?  
User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

i know alot of 737 are stillin service but it and the 717 and the 727 are getting kinda old who knows whenit will get out dated.


The sky is no longer the limit, but the mere minimum
16 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
i know alot of 737 are stillin service but it and the 717 and the 727 are getting kinda old who knows whenit will get out dated.

The 717 is not old. The oldest 717 in service is barely 7 years old (Was one of the production prototypes). While the basic design dates back to the 1960s, the 717 has about as much in common with the DC-9 as the 737NGs do with the 737-100/200s.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
i know alot of 737 are stillin service but it and the 717 and the 727 are getting kinda old who knows whenit will get out dated.

I expect the NW's DC9 get out dated first...  Wink


User currently offlineNHGrafx From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Personally, I think it will be a while before the 737 becomes outdated. Airlines in the US are still flying 732's. And the 738's and 739's will probably be around for a long time. The 737 in my opinion is the DC-3 of the jet age, and there are still DC-3's flying in official airline service in various parts of the world. So it will be quite a while before 737's are outdated.


Is it weird I have a RemoveBeforeFlight pitot cover on my car rear view mirror?
User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
i know alot of 737 are stillin service

Alot? Understatement of the year!

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
but it and the 717

The MD-95/717 is not an old model and program launch was not until October 1995 and flight until 1998 by ATA.


Also what gives with the 1,000,000 original posts?  Angry



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2556 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Not anytime soon. The fact that the 737, in one form or another has been in continuous production since the mid-1960s should tell you a lot. The low operating costs, simplicity of design and continual improvements by Boeing will keep them flying well into the century.


"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

JamesJimlb, in your profile it says 13-15 years old. Needless to say they will be flying until you are a middle aged man at least.
With the constant upgrades in avionics, engines, economics etc, it is a continually evolving aircraft. I fly often on the AS 732C planes and get to fly on thier 737-700 as well. The differences in those airplanes are substantial. I think to answer your question the 737 will become outdated when something takes its place that can do the job it does now, better, that is safer, but more importantly cheaper to operate, develop and build.


User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

When Star Trek yype tramsporters become reality.  Wink


User currently offlineSeanp11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

60 years after NW retires their DC-9s.

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9102 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3321 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

Hello guys,

Quoting Seanp11 (Reply 8):
60 years after NW retires their DC-9s.

Good one!!  Silly

I hope that the 737 will fly around the world a lot more years! I just love my bobby and I am happy when I can fly him again (sunday) after 11 days of vacation  Big grin

WILCO737
 airplane 



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21801 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

The 737 will be outdated when the next Boeing short-haul aircraft comes out. We don't know when that'll be, but I'd think early 2010s. However, you'll still see the newer 737 variants being used for a long time (20+ years) after that.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineAeroTycoon From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
717 and the 727

Maybe by 717 he was referring to the 707 tanker program (KC-135) that was called 717 for awhile... which is why they went on to 727. Then when the 717 tanker name didn't get etched into stone, we were left with the gap.


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3997 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

Quoting AeroTycoon (Reply 11):
Maybe by 717 he was referring to the 707 tanker program (KC-135) that was called 717

No, I think he was correctly referring to the fact that the 717 (DC-9) basic design is even older than the 737's. Stuff on board may have been updated, but the basic airframe is an old design. An all-new 100-seater would be lighter and aerodynamically more efficient.

Apart from new stuff on board, the 737NG got an all-new wing, which is very important and keeps the 737 current, though it's no langer a 100-seater.



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21801 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 12):
Apart from new stuff on board, the 737NG got an all-new wing, which is very important and keeps the 737 current, though it's no langer a 100-seater.



Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 12):
No, I think he was correctly referring to the fact that the 717 (DC-9) basic design is even older than the 737's. Stuff on board may have been updated, but the basic airframe is an old design. An all-new 100-seater would be lighter and aerodynamically more efficient.

Apart from new stuff on board, the 737NG got an all-new wing, which is very important and keeps the 737 current, though it's no langer a 100-seater.

The DC-9 is as similar to the 717 as the older 737s are to the 737NG. The 717 has new avionics, new engines, and updated wing and an updated interior. It'll be flying for a while. I'd venture you'd see the 737-3/4/500s being phased out before the 717s.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

I predict in a little over 5 years we will see airlines dump their 737-classics for the replacement. The 737NGs could be around for another 10-15 years. I don't know how cargo operators will operate down the line. The trend for them now is to operate new aircraft so don't know how it will be in 10-15 years. I can say that the 727 will be replaced soon, in the next 5 years.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21801 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3272 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 14):
I predict in a little over 5 years we will see airlines dump their 737-classics for the replacement.

If the replacement is out yet. Depending on how the 737NG is doing and how aggressive Airbus is with their 320 replacement, it may be longer than that.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

The 737 is the Honda Accord of the air. Each model is an improvement upon the last one, and other than the name and the same general design, only little things remain in common with the previous one.

As long as Southwest and Ryanair are flying, the 737 will be in the air. How or why they would want to replace it, I don't know. Time will tell.

I would hazard a guess that Southwest could easily sell some of their older -300's to Aloha. The -200 battleships they are flying are a testament to their durability. But every frame has a point where it can't continue, so Aloha will need to eventually replace them. With the new generation 737's in their fleet flying long haul, -300's and maybe -500's (?) from another airline would be a perfect compliment for interisland flying.



Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
When Will The 767 Production End? posted Tue Aug 1 2006 03:47:54 by COERJ
When Will The Price Lower? posted Fri Sep 2 2005 04:57:34 by BoeingPride800
Who Will Make The 737 Replacement's Engines? posted Mon Jan 9 2006 18:50:07 by 1337Delta764
When Will Ppl Be Able To Go To Gates W/out Ticket? posted Wed Oct 13 2004 03:16:35 by IslipWN
What Airliners Has The Best Climb Out's? posted Mon Oct 9 2006 03:09:04 by 747400sp
Will The A380 Or The 787 Enter Service First? posted Thu Oct 5 2006 04:49:57 by Bohica
Do You Like The 727 Beter Than The 737 Or A320. posted Fri Jun 30 2006 20:12:46 by 747400sp
KC-135 Vs MD-95 Will The Real 717 Stand Up? posted Fri Jun 30 2006 19:38:20 by 747400sp
Do You Think The 737 Is Realy A Classic Jet. posted Fri May 19 2006 19:55:12 by 747400sp
When Did The Tailcone Painting Trend Start? posted Wed Apr 26 2006 21:24:55 by Lehpron