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B 717 VS B 727  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9185 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

I know that B 727 has a longer range as well as larger capacity than the B 717. And I also understand that Boeing developed the B 757 as a replacement of the B 727.

Boeing launched the B 717 in late 1998 (Correct me if I am wrong)

My point of view is that the B 727 is a very reliable plane. So as the B 757. Boeing should have introduced an NG version of B 727 instead of launching the B 717.

What do you guys think?

 

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User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2299 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.


Best Regards and Happy New Year,

B744


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9185 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

So will there be a new version of the 727?

User currently offlineAviastar From Belarus, joined Nov 2000, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

The B 717 is a new generation of the MD 80s (but a little shorter). The MD 80 is more modern plane than the B 727.


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2279 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.


User currently offlineTarantine From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

The 727 with three noisy & in-efficent engines and also with an extra un-needed crew member cannot compare to the 757 or 717. The 717 is more like a DC-9-30 or MD-87 replacement.

The MD90, A-320 or 737-800 are perfect replacement types for the 727 though.

I will miss seeing the 727's, they are the best looking of all airliners while in flight.

RT


User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2274 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.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2265 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.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9185 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

How many passengers can a B 717 accomodate? 100? I mean in 2 classes and 3 classes config.



User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2207 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.


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