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Cancelled Jetliner Programs  
User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 8
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Can anybody give me a list (or a place I could find a list)
of cancelled jetliners?

Thanks in Advance

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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4195 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

I have never seen such a list before, if one exists I´m interested in learning where to obtain it, too.

There are a few projects I can think about:
- the Boeing "Concorde"
- the 428JET
- the Avro RJX-family

http://fly.to/rorders The regional plane orders page

Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Fokker 130 (a larger F100 for 130 pax)

User currently offlineJonPaulGeoRngo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Thanks! Keep em comin'!

User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1986 times:


The 727-300 program. The 757 was the replacement.


User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5376 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1993 times:


-- A330-400 (strech)
-- A316/A317 (5 abreast in co-op with China)
-- Fokker 60 (a few made for the Dutch air-force)
-- B747-500, 500 & 700
-- B747X & X Strech
-- B777-100
-- MD-12 (also called MD-11 Strech)
-- MD-11 (as a double-decker)

Hope that helps, at least a little.


Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

File this under here we go again.............

747X program still exists, it has turned into a study program for improvements for the 744. The 747X is not dead.

User currently offlineBraniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

MDF-100 Regional Wide Body McDonnell Douglas Fokker project.


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7034 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

BAC 3-11 (Three-Eleven) a B767 like British project, very much enlarged One-Eleven.

Airbus A300 (predecessor of A300B, a somewhat larger plane than the A300B-1, -B2, -B4 and -600, rather similar to A330-300)

Airbus A330-100 (later -500). Gap filler between A321 and A330.

Boeing 707-700 (one prototype built)

Tupolev Tu-144 (managed 202 pax carrying "test flights" before cancelation)

Aerospatiale Super Caravelle (a French-only SST project prior to the Concorde). Later the name "Super Caravelle" stuck to ordinary Caravelles with P&W JT8D engines.

Bristol 221 (very similar to Super Caravelle)

Does anybody remember the name of the East German (DDR) jet airliner, not too dissimilar to Tu-104, one prototype built in the mid or late fifties?

Regards, Preben Norholm

Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 1894 times:

Braniff Place, do you have anymore info on that MDF-100? it looks kind of cool.

AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 1893 times:

Lets go back to the begining, the worlds second EVER jet airliner, infact the aircraft that at one time help the patent to the name "JETLINER" The Avro Canada JETLINER was the second passenger jet ever built, roled out only 12 days after the comet, it was a short range aircraft with 45 seats. TWA and National had orders, and it flew the world first commercial jet airmail service from Toronto to New York, sadly the program was dropped due to lack of funding when Trans Canada AIrlines pulled out of the project.

"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4945 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 1891 times:

Slawko, you beat me to the punch  Smile

User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

There are very many aircraft projects or studies that have been discontinued over the years but very few that were actually cancelled after fomal launch.

Almost all of the aircraft mentioned in the above posts were merely product development studies and I would not class them as cancellations.

The 428JET was a cancellation because it had been formally launched and had booked firm orders.

The A330-100/500 was not launched, had no orders and was merely a product development study.

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Tu-144 was built and flew for Aeroflot for a short period of time.

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User currently offlineWasilenko From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Tu-110, (4 engine version of Tu-104) Tu-114 replacement.

Il-96M/T (two prototypes)

User currently offlineGanymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Back in the 70s Dassault was developing a reg.Jet derivative of the Mystere 20 series which it called the Falcon 30.They built one or so prototype which took to the air.Needless to say-the program was axed ultimately.
The former german democratic republic was also working on a 50-seat- jetliner called ´Baade -152´or something like that.It looked fairly strange-like a ´civil´Boeing B-47,It had ´twin´-engine nacelles and a centreline landing gear.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30262 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

The C.102 Jetliner was really the worlds first jet aircraft. As had mentioned it's roll out was 12 days after the Comet. But what wasn't mentioned was that in order for Avro Canada to get the jet engines they couldn't roll it out until the engine supplier. Dehavilland had rolled out their Comet aircraft.

The Avro Canada aircraft was ready earlier, it was just sat on so they could get the engines for it.

User currently offlineXtristarx From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

i'm really sad that they cancelled the RJX program  Sad

User currently offlineFlanor From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

When I was in Indonesia in 1996, I was told that IPTN, the government owned aerospace bureau, had a program to develope a wide body jet. This was a prestige project of dr. Habibi, the minister of Industry who later became president. I suppose the program was cancelled when he resigned.

IPTN, as many will know, developed a turboprop along with Casa of Spain. A few were built in the eighties.

User currently offlineDeanBNE From Australia, joined Jan 2016, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

McDonnell Douglas had planned 2 jets to be powered by the 'Ultra High Bypass' engine, in addition to the MD-88.
The first was a 150 seater similar to the MD-80 series in dimension. I think it was designated the MD-89.
The second was a stretched MD-80, probably seating about 180/190 pax. I think it was designated the MD-91.
Anyway I have the story on video if more accuracy is wanted.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13492 posts, RR: 76
Reply 21, posted (14 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

BAC 3-11, was not '767 like', it was more like a 1-11 on steriods, about the same size and similar range/payload to the A300. Optioned by BEA and Laker. Cancelled in 1970, after change of goverment brought about spending cuts.

BAC 1-11-700: Longer version, re-fanned Spey engines, 737-200 competitor, but project cancelled when BA brought 737-200 adv.

BAC 1-11-800: Further stretch of 1-11, Speys replaced by CFM-56's, B737-300/MD-80 competitor. No interest from BA to stimulate a development programme.

HS-178: Lengthed HS Trident fuselage, with conventional tail. New wing with two RB-178 engines, (somewhere between the CFM-56 and RB211-535 in capability). Max pax. 210, so a British 757, designed in 1967! Goverment launch aid instead went to the BAC 2-11, which was scaled up to the 3-11.

I think that East German airliner was the VEB-152.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21629 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (14 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

You´ll find some images and information (in german) here: http://home.t-online.de/home/Frank.Manke/152.htm

The history of the 152 is quite interesting... I´ve watched a documentary last year. A lot of enthusiasm went into it, but it ultimately failed due to technical and political difficulties.

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

How about that joint venture between Boeing and Sukhoi to build a Mach 2+ bizjet (I know, not technically a "jetliner")? Did anything ever come out of it?

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (14 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Yeah, what did become of the Boeing/Sukhoi venture???

25 Fallingeese : Slawko, you beat me too it. The Avro Jetliner. Damn did the Canadian Government ever screw-over Avro..the Arrow, and the Jetliner.
26 Fanofjets : I, too, remember reading about the Boeing-Sukhoi proposal in 1977. I believe the project fizzled (US-USSR relations were at an all-time low around 197
27 Slawko : While we are on the topic of Canadian government screw ups, lets not forget the world first and only flying saucer, which was going to be like a mini-
28 Petertenthije : The F.29, this plane came even before the earlier mentioned MDF-100. It is more or less a stretched F28 like the F100. At the time that DASA still own
29 Garuda : Indonesian's IPTN has two cancelled projects due to the Asian economy crisis. The first one is a 50-70 seats turboprop N250, the first turboprop with
30 Post contains links Lapa_saab340 : There's a few more I can add to the list Ahrens 404 - Four engine turboprop commuter. Someone actually managed to get a picture of it here on airliner
31 Post contains links Spacepope : actually, the McDonnell 220 wasn't scrapped. http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/history/mdc/graphics/hist073b.htm It was restored in 1982, and there
32 GDB : The MD(F)-100 was a short-haul airliner study, that came would have been built with Fokker, not sure it if was before or after the F-29, as illustrate
33 Propatriamori : The 1 remaining McDonnell 220 is parked at El Paso International Airport. I'm not sure if its in flyable, but it looks like its in excellent condition
34 EGGD : Tupolev Tu-144 (managed 202 pax carrying "test flights" before cancelation) Didn't it also carry Cargo commercially before being taken out of service?
35 RIX : Yes, it did, since December 1975, and those flights could be called "test" ones. But not 102 flights with passengers from November 1977 to June 1978.
36 Dakotasport : The L-1011-600 It was supposed to be an ever shorter version of the -500 and with only 2 engines. Looks REALLY awesome!!!
37 Fanofjets : Thanks for the pictures of the McDonnell 220 - I'm glad at least one of these unusual planes has survived. While we're on the topic of the Tristar, Lo
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