gmasterd
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Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:50 pm

My apologies if this has been previously posted, but I couldn't find it in my search of past topics.

I seem to be drawn to specific aircraft for various reasons when I scan through the pics on this site or am at the airport. Including all current/past commercial aircraft, what are your favorites (in order)? I'm curious to know how others feel, because I love the gracefulness of the widebody aircraft. I would think that is more common, but not sure.

1. B744
2. B772ER
3. Concorde
4. A346
5. A310
 
b752fanatic
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:53 pm

Why the A310?

I respect all of them, but why the A310?

Change the zero for a 2 or a 9.
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osteogenesis
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:57 pm

1. 744
2. DC-10/MD-11
3. A340
4. A330
5. A319/A318

The A380 has a good chance to get in the top 3 in the future.
 
Going64
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:00 am

Just look a little further than the last 2 weeks and you will find more, to mention just 2 out of much more:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1072761/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1029363/4/
 
DIJKKIJK
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:06 am

IMHO

B707
B747 200
B727
B737 series
A320


Aren't these the most successful?
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Matt D
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:07 am

1. Douglas DC-3: most produced airliner of all time.

2. DeHavilland Comet: Worlds first jet powered airliner to enter service.

3. Boeing 707: Introduced air travel to the masses

4. Boeing 747: Speaks for itself.

5. Boeing 727: Most popular and versatile aircraft for nearly 20 years. Brought jet service to many airports that would've otherwise not had it.

6. Airbus 300: First Eurpoean widebody, paved the way for Airbus

7. Boeing 737 (all marks) : Most popular jet of all time.

8. Airbus 320: Fastest selling jet of all time
 
DIJKKIJK
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:10 am

Whoops MattD

How could I forget the venerable old DC 3?
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Usairwys757
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:15 am

B737
B757
B747-400
A319
A320
Inactive.....
 
UBBA Pilot
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:27 am

1) Lockheed L1011 - Hands down the coolest airplane ever produced

2) Boeing 757-200 - They are just a damn sexy airplane, whereas the -300 looks like an anorexic chick.

3) Douglas DC-3 - Although I was born way after they were used in commercial service, I still enjoy watching them fly regularly as Mosquito Control spraying aircraft out of my home airport. 60 years+ of service.

4) DeHavilland Comet - The overall design was almost a work of art. The engines as an integral part of the wing and the fuselage shape just make this plane stick out in my head.

5) McDonnell Douglas MD-80 - Not one most people would choose, but I was trained in it while at Continental, so it now holds a special place in my heart.
 
SkyTeamNo1
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:33 am

IMHO

1. Concorde
2. A330
3. A346
4. B744
5. MD11
 
gmasterd
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:38 am

B752fanatic, my 5th choice was a toss-up between the DC-10 and the A310. I chose the A310 because of the great memories it brings back each time I see one. I flew it twice on Air Jamaica... oooh, Jamaica... Big grin

I feel bad having left out some others, so I'm including them now.

6. DC-10
7. L1011 (my first widebody)
8. B727
9. A320
10. B752
 
SkyTeamNo1
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:46 am

oh, is that valid?

then

1. Concorde
2. A330
3. A346
4. B744
5. MD11
6. 777
7. A343
8. 738
9. IL96
10. 727
 
JayDavis
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:49 am

1. B-747 No Brainer !!
2. Concorde
3. B-727
4. B-737
5. DC-3


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Zander
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:51 am

B752fanatic,

Why the A310, why not the A310 I must say?
It looks so great with that chubby design, don't you agree?
In my opinion it's one of best looking airliners together with some threeholers.

Here is my list then...
1. DC10/MD11
2. 747
3. 727
4. A310/A300
5. Concorde
 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:52 am

1) Concorde
2) 772ER
3) A332
4) 752
5) 772A

*) the future 772LR

*yet to fly, but soon to be up there
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MD80Nut
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:17 am

Of the jets I've flown, my faves:

1- 777-200ER
2- MD82/83
3- 747-200B
4- A330-200
5- 767-200/300

Honorable mentions: A319, A320, A340-200, 737-700, 737-800, 757-200. I love the old classics too, they left me with many fond memories, but the newer jets are an overall nicer experience. I hope I get a chance to fly on the MD11 before they are all converted to freighters. And I sure would love to fly on the 747-400 and the A340-500/600 too.

Ralph
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macmac76
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:40 am

1. B777-200
2. B747-400
3. B757-200
4. B737 (except the -900)
5. A320
 
MarcoPolo747
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:50 am

Still in production :

1. 744
2. 332
3. 340
4. 320 family
5. 767

No longer in production :

1. Concorde
2. Caravelle
3. Viscount
4. 727
5. L1011

Hors concours :

1. DC 3
2. L1049G
3. CV 990A
4. 707
5. Comet
 
Vimanav
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:54 am

My top 5 would be:

DC3: The first of the modern airplanes
Boeing 707 : For being a prima donna. With them dawned the golden era of the airline industry.
Boeing 747 : The Queen of the Skies. 380 or not, there shall never be another like her again.
B737 all series : For being the best selling commercial airplane of all time and as my father describes them, "an idiot-proof aircraft".
A320: For its revolutionary technology.

Other personal favourites are:

Super Constellation
DC8-61/63/71/73
DC10/MD11
A300
IL62
IL86

Vimanav
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:59 am

1. B744
2. B777
3. B764
4. B737NG
5. MD-80
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sayem55
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:08 am

B 707 : As Vimanav said "With them dawned the golden era of the airline industry."
B 747 :!!!!
DeHavilland Comet: Worlds first jet powered commercial aircraft.
DC-3 : !!!
Tu- 144 : First supersonic commercial aircraft.

StarFighter
 
Mexicana757
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:16 am

My top 5 are:  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
1. 757
2. 777
3. 737NG
4. 727  Big thumbs up
5. A321
 
bmi330
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:23 am

1. Concord

2. 747

3. 777

4. 330

5. DC 10
 
EGGD
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:26 am

1.Concorde
2.A330-200
3.ERJ145
4.B747-400
5.Fokker 50!
 
sovietjet
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:14 am

1. tu-134
2. tu-114
3. il-62
4. tu-154
5. tu-144
 
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:16 am

1. B737-200 (the Volkswagen Beetle of Airplanes!)
2. B747-400
3. MD-80
4. B777-200
5. B757-200
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concorde1518
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:19 am

1. Concorde
2. Lockheed L-1011
3. Boeing 777
4. Boeing 737 Classic
5. Airbus A320


 Smile
 
fly727
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:25 am

My selection:

1. B727  Big thumbs up
2. MD80's
3. B757
4. A320/18/19/21
5. DC-10

Enough said Big grin

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teva
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:41 am

1. SE210 Caravelle
2. Concorde
3. DC8
4. A340-600
5. MD11

Teva
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Capital146
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:57 am

Top 5:
1. Concorde (of course!)
2. CV-990A
3. DC8-63
4. VC10 Super
5. B727-200
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emiratesa345
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:06 am

Concorde
Boeing 747
Airbus 300
Boeing 767
Airbus 340-500

EmiratesA345  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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America West
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:53 am

1. B757-200
2. B737-800
3. B767-400ER
4. B747-400
5. MD80
 
fanofjets
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:04 am

There are a lot of good ones in the posts above, but one more deserves mention: the Antonov An-2, which holds the record for the longest production run (about a half century) and the largest number built (around 20,000 airframes). Many examples of this sturdy, venerable workhorse still ply the skies:

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Examples were built in three countries: the Soviet Union, China, and Poland, probably also a record!
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:15 am

Its simple....

"Boeing 737. Simply the Best."

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elwood64151
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:54 am

Favorite airliners:

1) 717-200
2) MD-81/82/83/87/88
3) Md-90
4) DC-9
5) BAc 1-11

Most revolutionary:

1) DC-3
2) B707/DC-8 (tied)
3) B247
4) B747
5) A300

Not Incl. US aircraft, most revolutionary:

1) DeHaviland Comet
2) Caravelle
3) Concorde
4) Tu-114
5) BAc 1-11

Greatest sales (by money spent, cost-adjusted dollars) (IIRC):

1) 737
2) DC-9/MD-80/717
3) A32X
4) 747
5) 727

Most frames built (IIRC):*

1) 737 family
2) DC-9, MD-80/90, 717 family
3) A32X family
4) 727 family
5) (someone help me out here?)

* Of course, we're not counting the DC-3, since 10500 of the over 11,000 built were built for the Army Air Force/RAF/Chinese Air Force/RAAF, etc. Only 542 were actually built for airlines.
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Notar520AC
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 7:59 am

I think all aircraft have their place, but I must say, the Triple Seven has my vote.

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UA777lover
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RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:07 am

My top 5 favorite would be:

777-ER (my first wide body ORD-SFO)
747-400
A320
767-300
F-28 because Canadian used to fly these planes from YXE-YVR when I lived in the frozen north