Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What Planes Should Be Back In Production?  
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 9
Posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

What planes would you like to see go back into production that aren't being built anymore?

I'd love to see Lockheed build new L-1011s, and Boeing should bring back the 727 and the 747-100.

DeltaRules


Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
69 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Convair should bring back the CV880/990(coronado) with a wider cabin, same engines though  Big thumbs up It would be unbeatable.



User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

The Fokker 100 with BR715 engines, and the Lockheed L-1011-500, with a two-man flight crew, upgraded avionics & RR Trent 500 engines. These planes would be so sweet to see again.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3308 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Fokker and Douglas all the way!!! To heck with progress!  Big grin


.......
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

Fokker50!!!!

Forgot about that..


User currently offlineBoeingmd82 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2982 times:

I think Boeing should bring back the B737-100 with BR715 Engines. THAT would be the A318 Killer. They could sell the 717 to airlines with large MD-80 fleets and the 737-100 to airlines with large 737 fleets. They would need to keep the flight deck common to the NGs of course.

BMD82


User currently offlineILuvYak40 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Boeingmd82 -

Nice idea with the 737-100, but wouldn't that be a little too similar to the existing (but poorly selling) 737-600?  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineBoeingmd82 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Well the B737-100 is about 10 feet shorter than the -600, putting it smack into the 100 seater category. (LH operated the -100 in the 96 passenger layout.)

The BR715 engines, designed for higher cycle duty, would cost less to operate for short flights, < 1.5 hours. The CFM56 engine is great for longer flights, but as Aloha Airlines found out, is not a good choice for high cycle work.

The A/C would be marketed as an ultra efficient workhorse for shuttle flights. This would also be a perfect aircraft to replace existing B737-200adv.

BMD82


User currently offlineWSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

I agree with Boeingmd82. Bring back the 737-100/200 with the upgraded engines. That comment is good enough for him to appear on my Respected Users list.

Also I think the L-1011 should be brought back into production but with some kind of Pratt & Whitney Engines.

-WSRegal


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

L-1011 definitely.

User currently offlineBoeingmd82 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

I also love the Lockheed L1011, but to bring it back into production, Lockheed would have to make it stand out to be sucessful.

How about an A340 competitor:

Lockheed L1011-250 Advanced

Super long range 10,000+ with one less engine.
Larger cabin than A340 (The classic L1011 has a wider cross section than the A340)
Advanced flight deck 2 pilots, with relief quarters for long trips.
Quick Change on all models for freight operations.

Perhaps they could include a "domestic" mode that would disable the center engine and deploy a fairing over the center engine intake. And use the no 2 engine just for long range flights and emergency operations. I know, it sounds pretty out there. The machine would need to very versitile, it could theoretically replace a 777-200 and a 777-200er with one aircraft that can do either job. I belive this is the only way an airline would consider a tri-jet in the same class as the 777.

It would be hard for the new L1011 to break into the domestic market with all the 777s / 767s and soon A330s flying around.

Well, Just my 2c

BMD82


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6332 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

The DC-3/C-47 line. Still hasn't been replaced properly.

Tongue firmly implanted in cheek.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineMiguel From Portugal, joined May 2001, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

L1011-500 and B727-200

These planes with new avionics, new engines and what ever the new technologies can do, would be leaders in their segments.

Miguel


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2002 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

I'd love to see the Boeing 707 with BR715 engines. Granted, the profile of the PW JT-3Ds would be gone, but I could live with that. Even after more than 4 decades, the 707 is one classy airplane. And please, Boeing, keep the 1960s interior over the tacky "superjet" arrangement of the early 1970s. I miss those big dome lights that turned blue at night and the passenger service units. The plane would be reasonable economical and would look great in one of the retrojet schemes floating around these days.


The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Okay, I'm all for the L1011, 731, CV-880/990 thing....



User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 2844 times:

what about concord? I am sure even now many airlines would scrap up the money to buy some. Are you out there Richard Branson?


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Adrian falconer



User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40035 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 2838 times:

Boeing 707


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © George Gayuski



IL-62


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Propfreak




Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5198 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 2827 times:

MD-11! No ETOPS and a great cargo plane. I'm sure Boeing could've refined and improved the avionics.
Would've loved to see the MD-87 do better also...



Next up, STL-ATL-MSY-ATL-STL
User currently offlineAztec01 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 2830 times:

The B707 and B727

Anybody out their for the DC6...?
I didn't think so.


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Tu-114 Big grin
Tu-144 with modern engines and avionics. Eat that, Sonic Cruiser!



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

MD-90
MD-11
F-100
ATP
Saab 2000


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

MD-11....

or rather the whole MDC.!!!...and upgraded A300-600R (named A300-800)and A310-400!!


User currently offlineTommy Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 912 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Come on.....bring back the 747SP!



 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Tommy Mogren



Flightdeck Action - Cockpit Videos on Blu-ray and DVD - Flights In The Cockpit- You're Invited!
User currently offlinePOSITIVE RATE From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

The Boeing 727 with fuel efficient/hushkitted engines, an EFIS 2 crew flightdeck, new style cabin interior etc


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1019 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

DC-3... There's only one viable replacement for a DC-3, and that's another DC-3!

Andy

Oh, or failing that, the Curtiss C-46 Commando  Big grin


25 Post contains images Airbus Lover : Andy, I also like the DC-3. but saying there is no replacement is not very right. Fairchild Dornier 228/328, Beech 1900, Dash Twin Otter, Dash Q-100,
26 Ts-ior : MD-80's...MD-11,B727(re-engined of course). Ah!...the FOKKER 100 too!!!
27 Douglas DC-9 : DC-9, MD-80, 737-200, and the DC-10
28 9V-SPF : Actually it would be great to see the A300 and A310 back in production, especially because neither Airbus nor Boeing managed to build a real alternati
29 Airafrique : L1011 and the TU 144.
30 GF-A330 : Definately, the 5 star tristar !
31 Post contains images Andreas : Super Connie, though increased in size, about 744 size. Any take-off or landing would create a crowd worthy of any Rock Concert!
32 Post contains images DeltaRules : It would be great to see a new generation of tri-jets roll off the production line! DC-10, 727-200, MD-11, and my personal favorite, L-1011. They shou
33 AIRNZ_747-800 : Boeing should bring back the 747-300 with 777-style airfoils and wings. The engines should be more like the 744's. That would be great!
34 Coyoteguy : Vickers Viscount and VC-10!
35 Woodsboy : The DC-6 There is absolutely NO other aircraft that can carry 32,000 lbs and land/takeoff on a dirt 3,500 ft strip! There are about 100 still in use a
36 Patches : Why in the hell would you want to bring back the 747-100 or the 737-200 for gods sakes. I just don't get that, I can see your point with the 707, L101
37 Post contains links and images Braniff Place : Click for large versionPhoto © Frank Schaefer I love the VFW-614 bring it back! Click for large versionPhoto © Michael Schmidt Happiness is
38 AM744 : All of the MD-80 family.
39 IMissPiedmont : The Herky can't land on a 3500' strip. Damn I wish I'd know that last time I rode one into, and out of, a 3000' strip. Fully loaded outbound no less.
40 Post contains images SafeFlyer : Definitely the L-1011, longer version (1, 50, 100, 200) but called the L-1011-600 with a 2 man-crew and redesiged RR engines!!!
41 Carioca Canuck : The Concorde...........
42 Post contains links and images Teva : Caravelle (with new engines) I love the triangle windows Click for large versionPhoto © Torsten Maiwald Click for large versionPhoto © Mel L
43 Douglas DC 8 : The Dc 8 of course. I think the DC 8-73 would still be an economical aircraft.
44 Post contains links and images VapourTrails : Great post DeltaRules! B727, a 21st century quieter, fuel efficient version of the legendary. Click for large versionPhoto © Paulo Carvalho I wou
45 MD : MD-11!
46 Schreiner : The Fokker 50/27, The Constalation, MD11 and the AN225 are welcome any time!
47 KONSTANTINOS : I would like to see back into production : 1. Boeing 727 (2 class, 200 pax, mid range) 2. VC-10 (2 class, 240 pax, long range) 3. TU-144 SST (1 class,
48 Post contains links and images Trident3 : Super VC10! Click for large versionPhoto © AirNikon Click for large versionPhoto © Paul Robinson
49 Yyz717 : The MD-11 was cancelled too early. While it does compete with the 772, the MD-11F does not. LH was probably willing to buy more. They could have kept
50 RoyalDutch : The MD-11 and the 727...although logistically and economically it was probably a good idea to cut them.
51 Post contains images IAHERJ : The Ford Trimoter. I think it would make a great commuter aircraft. The hell with all these RJ's
52 BAe146 : Bring back the VC-10. That was a very classy airliner. You could re-engine it with a higher power version of the Honeywell AS-977 that they're putting
53 L.1011 : L.1011!!!!!! 707 727 747 short deck 747SP DC-8 DC-9 (as 717s) DC-10 MD90 MD11 Jetstream All Fokkers
54 Fly_emirates : I think the L-1011, that wonderful airplane
55 TEDSKI : A FBW two man digital cockpit L-1011 with RR Trent 500s & P&W 4000 series engines and a FBW two man digital cockpit 747SP with winglets and the stretc
56 Post contains links and images United_Fan : The MD-11 Freighter - UPS,Fed-Ex and Lufthansa would probably buy them new,too. Click for large versionPhoto © Justin Brennan
57 Fordlover : Bring back the Connie! That was one classy airplane. I'm far too young to have ever flown in one, but I've heard the stories (one of the engineers I w
58 F86sabre : I'd go in for a Boeing 247. Might as well go in for one of the pioneers. I'd also go for the X-33 Venturestar, even though it never really made it to
59 UN_B732 : The Tu-144 and the Boeing 737-200!
60 L-188 : I would love to have a production certificate for the Grumman Goose and then build three or four of them a year. Kind of like the setup the gentleman
61 Post contains images DeltaRules : Yeah, I agree with you about the DC-8-73. It would still be pretty big today, if maybe Boeing restarted production, made it more technologically advan
62 Post contains links and images Cessnapimp : Like so many others pointed out, the L-1011 would be the one for me. The twisted no. 2 engine intake is very graceful and imaginative. And in any case
63 United Airline : DC-10, MD 11, L 1011, B 727, B 747-100/200/300!
64 XXXX10 : What about the queen of the air, surely Cooncorde and perhaps even the TU144 What about the 2707 I know it never went into production but i'd definetl
65 Post contains links and images Baec777 : Boeing 727-200Adv AA, DL, UA Click for large versionPhoto © Brian PetersClick for large versionPhoto © Jonathan DerdenClick for large versi
66 Post contains links and images OH-LZA : Boeing should modernize the MD11 and bring it back to production. Click for large versionPhoto © Jorgos Tsambikakis Zulu Alpha
67 Post contains images MD : MD-12: Trijet version.
68 Salim : i would like a A310 or A300-600 with the fly by wire avionoc, the same as the 320. There are really comfortable aircrafts.
69 Post contains images DeltaGuy : DEFINATELY the L-1011 Tristar, ALL MODELS, with a two man crew and a NG cockpit (got to keep the grey!) Same seating, same everything. In fact, I'd li
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...
Should Boeing Put The MD-11 Back In Production? posted Wed Oct 6 2004 18:38:35 by Cumulonimbus
What Airline Should AC Invest In? posted Sat Jul 8 2006 03:07:14 by AirCanada014
What Planes Will Be At Farnborough? posted Fri Apr 7 2006 23:40:24 by Azza40
Should A/c Be Sold In A Mix Of Currencies? posted Thu May 19 2005 03:21:04 by Art
Seat Recline In Y Should Be Eliminated In US posted Fri Feb 11 2005 09:36:47 by Flybyguy
My Humble Opinion On What A350 Should Be posted Fri Nov 26 2004 21:33:16 by TP313
What You Should Not Say In An Airport posted Sun Feb 22 2004 21:31:11 by Cmckeithen
Will CX's B 747-400s Be Back In SYD Anytime Soon? posted Sun Aug 17 2003 09:45:40 by United Airline
What Was Ansett Like Back In The Glory Days? posted Fri Aug 15 2003 08:37:57 by Positive rate
Sars Might Be Back In Hong Kong posted Thu Jul 24 2003 17:31:30 by Floris