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Future For The 717?

Tue Nov 02, 1999 11:50 pm

Hi,
do you think, the B717/MD95 will have any bright future, or do you think the A318 will win the race?
I think, it will be very difficult for the B717, because it is "all alone", with no similarities with the next bigger 737 Series.
This is the advantage for the A318, with its bigger brother A319-321.
Nevertheless, I hope the B717 will be a sucess, because its the last plane of McDonell-Douglas and the last plane with engines at the rear of the plane still being produced. I like that!
(But I fear, Boeing will shut down the production-line in a few years).
What is your opinion?
 
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RE: Future For The 717?

Wed Nov 03, 1999 12:12 am

If Boeing continues getting more orders for this aircraft this plane will be in production for years to come. Many airlines that have DC-9's like TWA, Hawaiian and others who have been happy flying them for so many years would prefer to get an advanced modern version of it to replace their existing fleet.
 
Chris
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RE: Future For The 717?

Wed Nov 03, 1999 12:19 am

I think you are right. The 717 is sort of an orphan in that it has no other model that an airline could move up to or compliment in its' fleet. Boeing may receive some small orders in the future but I don't think in any large numbers. Just my opinion. Chris
 
Chris
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RE: Future For The 717?

Wed Nov 03, 1999 12:19 am

I think you are right. The 717 is sort of an orphan in that it has no other model that an airline could move up to or compliment in its' fleet. Boeing may receive some small orders in the future but I don't think in any large numbers. Just my opinion. Chris
 
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RE: Future For The 717?

Wed Nov 03, 1999 4:13 am

I agree also. I wish Boeing would stop trying to revive old aircraft types and come up with something new. I would love to fly on the 717 though. Big engines in the back, as compared to the DC-9.
 
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RE: Future For The 717?

Wed Nov 03, 1999 5:40 am

How about the MD-95 series as a replacement for the 737 series?