Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2215 times:
I think it would do fine because the original 727-200 design is very good, however, I think the 757 is doing just fine. I don't don't whether they should have made a new 727 or not, I think the 727 and the 717 are 2 very different planes. Just my 2 cents.
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2195 times:
No, there will never be a new version of a 727. It is sad, but from what I hear, Boeing dosnt even support the 727 completly any more. The 717 came into Boeing as the Md-95. It is the same airplane. When boeing took over MD, they inherited the MD-95 project. The nam eof the plane was changed to 717.
The 737-800 and the 757 are both great 727 replacements. The 717 serves a different market completly.
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
Hah. I had to chuckle when I read the "The MD80 is a more modern plane than the 727" assertion. Never worked on em' I'll bet. The MD80-ish planes might have newer build dates than 727's, and the later 80's "glass" cockpits may impart a sense of surface modernity, but that's their only "modern" claim over the 727. Engines aside, The DC9/MD80's systems are near prehistoric compared to even the 727-100...let alone the -200 and -200 advanced. OK, the MD80 fuel quantity system is more modern than the 727, but that's all I can think of. Talk about "Rube Goldberg"! ---- BTW, I'm not bashing the DC9/MD80....They flat out WORK--They're good, safe, reliable planes... but modern they aint.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2181 times:
The 757-200 was originally designed to replace the 727, but it evolved into it's own market. The 727 carried about 155 passengers, the 757 carries 190. Boeing later released the 737-800, which has the capacity of a 727 with much more range.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
It's about 100. Boeing lists the standard 2 class seating capacity as 106. AirTran has theirs configged at 117 seats in 2 classes, TWA's seat 111 in 2 classes also. I don't think any airlines are flying them with 3 different classes of service as these planes aren't really meant for that type of service anyway.
And for the last time, there aren't going to be anymore new 727's.