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Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?  
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2098 times:

Boeing states due to the 767 Tanker deal they have concluded the 717 program. My question is was the 717 program the shortest program Boeing has ever produced?

Or is my information inncorrect? Please any information is helpfull. . .

[Edited 2005-05-10 15:49:29]

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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 5154 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2082 times:

Boeing Commercial Model 307 had a 10 frame production run.


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User currently offlineMarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Being that it was originally the MD-95 which was the final version of the DC-9. It could be said that it was the longest.


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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2715 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

I would say that the 747SP and the 767-400 and maybe even the 747-300 had shorter production runs based on number of units built. I don't have the numbers in front of me. I would also guess that the 720 and some 707 variants had shorter runs.

User currently offlineMarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

To call a single varient of a model a production run is a bit of a stretch. I (in my own, not speaking for others) opinion would look a short production run as things like the L-1011, Trident, Mercure, 880/990, Concord, Tu-144, Il-86, etc

[Edited 2005-05-12 03:03:11]


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User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Dornie Fairchild 328 jet ?

Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter):
Or is my information inncorrect? Please any information is helpfull. . .


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

The B-377 also had a very short run, if you don't count the C/KC-97s.

User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Quoting Bohica (Reply 3):
I would say that the 747SP and the 767-400 and maybe even the 747-300 had shorter production runs based on number of units built. I don't have the numbers in front of me. I would also guess that the 720 and some 707 variants had shorter runs.

Taken from Boeings website: http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/modelselection.cfm?flash=n

707-138 - 7
707-138B - 6
707-220 - 5
717 - 155
720 - 65
720B - 89
747SP - 45
747-300 - 81
767-400 - 38 so far...


User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Wow, I did not realize how many aircraft they had roduced in such small numbers, but these are varients of a type. I think the original post was looking to excluse sub-types???

If so then the 717 takes the prize I think. At least for US built aircraft.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12634 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1495 times:
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Quoting SAS_A330-300 (Reply 7):
707-138 - 7
707-138B - 6
707-220 - 5
717 - 155
720 - 65
720B - 89
747SP - 45
747-300 - 81
767-400 - 38 so far...

737-900 - 55 so far

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User currently offlineLUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter):
My question is was the 717 program the shortest program Boeing has ever produced?

Do you mean number of units produced or number of years produced?

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