Boeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5918 times:
Sorry if this is creating any confusion, I didn't phrase the original topic right. I don't mean the longest a/c (the 777-300 has the longest fuselage of all passenger a/c). I meant the longest time that any passenger a/c has been in service!
Avro RJX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5914 times:
I believe it is the DC-9. Many are still in service. It might also be the 707 or DC-8, I'm not exactly sure, though.
By the way, thanks for replying to me about the Bae 146/Avro RJ and the upcoming Avro RJX. I really appreciate your help. I have one more question:
Do you think the Avro RJX will enter service or no? Just write your answer in the topic I previously wrote.
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2792 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5902 times:
There are still some 707s operating, so they would be the oldest jetliners since they were, well, first (except for the Convair 880s and 990s which aren't operating, or the DC-8 which also is not used anymore except on an occasional freight route).
The longest jetliner in physical terms, by the by, will be the A340-600, which will be longer than the current record holder 777-300. And of course, who could forget the A3XX-200 which will take the title even from the A340-600.
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