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Topic: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Applepie81
Posted 2004-02-11 11:39:51 and read 4723 times.

Is the Boeing 717-300 program still going to materialise. What airline has hinted about purchasing this type?

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: FlyABR
Posted 2004-02-11 11:46:19 and read 4700 times.

we all need to face the facts...the 717 line will not last another year or so before it's declared dead. orders have been few and far between. and the competition from canada and brazil will seal its fate ... Sad

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Voodoo
Posted 2004-02-11 14:21:17 and read 4607 times.

Its not dead. Its resting. Its pining for the fijords (SAS order?). LOL  Big grin


[Edited 2004-02-11 14:24:04]

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Boeing nut
Posted 2004-02-11 14:45:45 and read 4538 times.

Was a max range ever proposed for the -300? I don't recall hearing about it.

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: BoingGoingGone
Posted 2004-02-11 14:48:07 and read 4527 times.

Same as the 717-200 1400NM If I remember correctly.

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: 717fan
Posted 2004-02-11 17:03:21 and read 4430 times.

According to Boeing, the -300X is still in the running....

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: ANA
Posted 2004-02-11 17:08:24 and read 4407 times.

..according to Boeing...just like, according to Boeing, they were going to build a "Sonic Cruiser"

Anders

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Scbriml
Posted 2004-02-11 19:10:16 and read 4282 times.

I heard NW are going to order 500 next week! It's true  Innocent

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Elwood64151
Posted 2004-02-11 19:14:31 and read 4275 times.

The 717-200HGW max range is 2050nm.

Boeing made no indication it would offer a HGW version of the -300, but if enough orders were made, I think they'd do it. Having commonality in the 90-135 seat market could be an asset to an airline and to Boeing.

Cheers!

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Airways6max
Posted 2004-02-12 04:57:52 and read 4072 times.

The 717-300 never made sense, when there already is the Boeing 737. This was a case of Boeing offering too many variants and aircraft niches that overlapped.

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Mir
Posted 2004-02-12 05:45:30 and read 3988 times.

Its not dead. Its resting. Its pining for the fijords (SAS order?). LOL

It's not pining, it's passed on. The 717 is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired, and gone to meet its maker. It's a stiff. Bereft of life it rests in peace. Its metabolic processes are now history. It's off the twig. It's kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.

It is an ex-plane.

 Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: 777ER
Posted 2004-02-12 08:11:00 and read 3831 times.

I heard NW are going to order 500 next week! It's true
Is there anyone here who works for NW confirm this?

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Rjpieces
Posted 2004-02-12 08:17:50 and read 3822 times.

" It's not pining, it's passed on. The 717 is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired, and gone to meet its maker. It's a stiff. Bereft of life it rests in peace. Its metabolic processes are now history. It's off the twig. It's kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
It is an ex-plane."

I very much doubt this. Boeing has no reason to keep the line open now unless it is anticipating orders in the future. And not to stir things up, but if NW were ordering DC-9 replacements today the 717 would be a perfect fit.

777ER, the person who said NW was ordering 500 717s was joking!!!  Smile

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Mir
Posted 2004-02-12 08:27:42 and read 3807 times.

Oh come on, do you really think NW is ordering DC-9 replacements today? Or tomorrow? Or at any time in the next five years at least? By the time they get around to replacing them, Star Trek-style transporters will be in common use, and people won't need to fly the airlines anymore  Big grin

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: MD-90
Posted 2004-02-12 10:46:59 and read 3731 times.

Mir that was a nice eulogy. And for certain the 717 program is on life support right now.

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Tavve
Posted 2004-02-12 12:47:04 and read 3671 times.

Its not dead. Its resting. Its pining for the fijords (SAS order?). LOL

I honestly hope we will never have to see that ac in our skies. Rumors say SAS will fly their 736 with regional deals but I would prefer to see jungle machines.

Topic: RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Username: Tsv
Posted 2004-02-12 13:25:38 and read 3623 times.

"Mir that was a nice eulogy."

With due credit to Monty Python's Flying Circus.


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