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Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Tue May 10, 2005 10:48 pm

Boeing states due to the 767 Tanker deal they have concluded the 717 program. My question is was the 717 program the shortest program Boeing has ever produced?

Or is my information inncorrect? Please any information is helpfull. . .

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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Tue May 10, 2005 10:56 pm

Boeing Commercial Model 307 had a 10 frame production run.
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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 8:39 am

Being that it was originally the MD-95 which was the final version of the DC-9. It could be said that it was the longest.
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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 9:52 am

I would say that the 747SP and the 767-400 and maybe even the 747-300 had shorter production runs based on number of units built. I don't have the numbers in front of me. I would also guess that the 720 and some 707 variants had shorter runs.
 
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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 10:01 am

To call a single varient of a model a production run is a bit of a stretch. I (in my own, not speaking for others) opinion would look a short production run as things like the L-1011, Trident, Mercure, 880/990, Concord, Tu-144, Il-86, etc

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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 10:41 am

Dornie Fairchild 328 jet ?

Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter):
Or is my information inncorrect? Please any information is helpfull. . .
 
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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 3:27 pm

The B-377 also had a very short run, if you don't count the C/KC-97s.
 
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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 9:55 pm

Quoting Bohica (Reply 3):
I would say that the 747SP and the 767-400 and maybe even the 747-300 had shorter production runs based on number of units built. I don't have the numbers in front of me. I would also guess that the 720 and some 707 variants had shorter runs.

Taken from Boeings website: http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/modelselection.cfm?flash=n

707-138 - 7
707-138B - 6
707-220 - 5
717 - 155
720 - 65
720B - 89
747SP - 45
747-300 - 81
767-400 - 38 so far...
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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 10:18 pm

Wow, I did not realize how many aircraft they had roduced in such small numbers, but these are varients of a type. I think the original post was looking to excluse sub-types???

If so then the 717 takes the prize I think. At least for US built aircraft.
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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 10:56 pm

Quoting SAS_A330-300 (Reply 7):
707-138 - 7
707-138B - 6
707-220 - 5
717 - 155
720 - 65
720B - 89
747SP - 45
747-300 - 81
767-400 - 38 so far...

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RE: Was The B717 The Shortest Line Open?

Thu May 12, 2005 10:58 pm

Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter):
My question is was the 717 program the shortest program Boeing has ever produced?

Do you mean number of units produced or number of years produced?

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