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B 717 VS B 727

Tue Jan 02, 2001 4:17 am

I know that B 727 has a longer range as well as larger capacity than the B 717. And I also understand that Boeing developed the B 757 as a replacement of the B 727.

Boeing launched the B 717 in late 1998 (Correct me if I am wrong)

My point of view is that the B 727 is a very reliable plane. So as the B 757. Boeing should have introduced an NG version of B 727 instead of launching the B 717.

What do you guys think?

 
 
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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Tue Jan 02, 2001 4:47 am

I think it would do fine because the original 727-200 design is very good, however, I think the 757 is doing just fine. I don't don't whether they should have made a new 727 or not, I think the 727 and the 717 are 2 very different planes. Just my 2 cents.


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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Tue Jan 02, 2001 5:08 am

So will there be a new version of the 727?
 
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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Tue Jan 02, 2001 5:11 am

The B 717 is a new generation of the MD 80s (but a little shorter). The MD 80 is more modern plane than the B 727.
 
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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Tue Jan 02, 2001 5:24 am

No, there will never be a new version of a 727. It is sad, but from what I hear, Boeing dosnt even support the 727 completly any more. The 717 came into Boeing as the Md-95. It is the same airplane. When boeing took over MD, they inherited the MD-95 project. The nam eof the plane was changed to 717.

The 737-800 and the 757 are both great 727 replacements. The 717 serves a different market completly.
 
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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Tue Jan 02, 2001 5:33 am

The 727 with three noisy & in-efficent engines and also with an extra un-needed crew member cannot compare to the 757 or 717. The 717 is more like a DC-9-30 or MD-87 replacement.

The MD90, A-320 or 737-800 are perfect replacement types for the 727 though.

I will miss seeing the 727's, they are the best looking of all airliners while in flight.

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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Tue Jan 02, 2001 5:35 am

Hah.  I had to chuckle when I read the "The MD80 is a more modern plane than the 727" assertion. Never worked on em' I'll bet. The MD80-ish planes might have newer build dates than 727's, and the later 80's "glass" cockpits may impart a sense of surface modernity, but that's their only "modern" claim over the 727. Engines aside, The DC9/MD80's systems are near prehistoric compared to even the 727-100...let alone the -200 and -200 advanced. OK, the MD80 fuel quantity system is more modern than the 727, but that's all I can think of. Talk about "Rube Goldberg"! ---- BTW, I'm not bashing the DC9/MD80....They flat out WORK--They're good, safe, reliable planes... but modern they aint.
 
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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Tue Jan 02, 2001 5:55 am

The 757-200 was originally designed to replace the 727, but it evolved into it's own market. The 727 carried about 155 passengers, the 757 carries 190. Boeing later released the 737-800, which has the capacity of a 727 with much more range.
 
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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Mon Jan 08, 2001 12:53 pm

How many passengers can a B 717 accomodate? 100? I mean in 2 classes and 3 classes config.

 
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RE: B 717 VS B 727

Mon Jan 08, 2001 1:16 pm


It's about 100. Boeing lists the standard 2 class seating capacity as 106. AirTran has theirs configged at 117 seats in 2 classes, TWA's seat 111 in 2 classes also. I don't think any airlines are flying them with 3 different classes of service as these planes aren't really meant for that type of service anyway.

And for the last time, there aren't going to be anymore new 727's.