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When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:06 am

i know alot of 737 are stillin service but it and the 717 and the 727 are getting kinda old who knows whenit will get out dated.
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:39 am

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
i know alot of 737 are stillin service but it and the 717 and the 727 are getting kinda old who knows whenit will get out dated.

The 717 is not old. The oldest 717 in service is barely 7 years old (Was one of the production prototypes). While the basic design dates back to the 1960s, the 717 has about as much in common with the DC-9 as the 737NGs do with the 737-100/200s.
 
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:27 am

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
i know alot of 737 are stillin service but it and the 717 and the 727 are getting kinda old who knows whenit will get out dated.

I expect the NW's DC9 get out dated first...  Wink
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:43 pm

Personally, I think it will be a while before the 737 becomes outdated. Airlines in the US are still flying 732's. And the 738's and 739's will probably be around for a long time. The 737 in my opinion is the DC-3 of the jet age, and there are still DC-3's flying in official airline service in various parts of the world. So it will be quite a while before 737's are outdated.
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:51 pm

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
i know alot of 737 are stillin service

Alot? Understatement of the year!

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
but it and the 717

The MD-95/717 is not an old model and program launch was not until October 1995 and flight until 1998 by ATA.


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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:57 pm

Not anytime soon. The fact that the 737, in one form or another has been in continuous production since the mid-1960s should tell you a lot. The low operating costs, simplicity of design and continual improvements by Boeing will keep them flying well into the century.
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:03 pm

JamesJimlb, in your profile it says 13-15 years old. Needless to say they will be flying until you are a middle aged man at least.
With the constant upgrades in avionics, engines, economics etc, it is a continually evolving aircraft. I fly often on the AS 732C planes and get to fly on thier 737-700 as well. The differences in those airplanes are substantial. I think to answer your question the 737 will become outdated when something takes its place that can do the job it does now, better, that is safer, but more importantly cheaper to operate, develop and build.
 
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:27 pm

60 years after NW retires their DC-9s.
 
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:47 pm

Hello guys,

Quoting Seanp11 (Reply 8):
60 years after NW retires their DC-9s.

Good one!!  Silly

I hope that the 737 will fly around the world a lot more years! I just love my bobby and I am happy when I can fly him again (sunday) after 11 days of vacation  Big grin

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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:05 pm

The 737 will be outdated when the next Boeing short-haul aircraft comes out. We don't know when that'll be, but I'd think early 2010s. However, you'll still see the newer 737 variants being used for a long time (20+ years) after that.

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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:40 pm

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
717 and the 727

Maybe by 717 he was referring to the 707 tanker program (KC-135) that was called 717 for awhile... which is why they went on to 727. Then when the 717 tanker name didn't get etched into stone, we were left with the gap.
 
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:40 pm

Quoting AeroTycoon (Reply 11):
Maybe by 717 he was referring to the 707 tanker program (KC-135) that was called 717

No, I think he was correctly referring to the fact that the 717 (DC-9) basic design is even older than the 737's. Stuff on board may have been updated, but the basic airframe is an old design. An all-new 100-seater would be lighter and aerodynamically more efficient.

Apart from new stuff on board, the 737NG got an all-new wing, which is very important and keeps the 737 current, though it's no langer a 100-seater.
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:03 pm

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 12):
Apart from new stuff on board, the 737NG got an all-new wing, which is very important and keeps the 737 current, though it's no langer a 100-seater.



Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 12):
No, I think he was correctly referring to the fact that the 717 (DC-9) basic design is even older than the 737's. Stuff on board may have been updated, but the basic airframe is an old design. An all-new 100-seater would be lighter and aerodynamically more efficient.

Apart from new stuff on board, the 737NG got an all-new wing, which is very important and keeps the 737 current, though it's no langer a 100-seater.

The DC-9 is as similar to the 717 as the older 737s are to the 737NG. The 717 has new avionics, new engines, and updated wing and an updated interior. It'll be flying for a while. I'd venture you'd see the 737-3/4/500s being phased out before the 717s.

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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:24 am

I predict in a little over 5 years we will see airlines dump their 737-classics for the replacement. The 737NGs could be around for another 10-15 years. I don't know how cargo operators will operate down the line. The trend for them now is to operate new aircraft so don't know how it will be in 10-15 years. I can say that the 727 will be replaced soon, in the next 5 years.
 
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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:35 am

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 14):
I predict in a little over 5 years we will see airlines dump their 737-classics for the replacement.

If the replacement is out yet. Depending on how the 737NG is doing and how aggressive Airbus is with their 320 replacement, it may be longer than that.

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RE: When Will The 737 Become Out Dated?

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:40 am

The 737 is the Honda Accord of the air. Each model is an improvement upon the last one, and other than the name and the same general design, only little things remain in common with the previous one.

As long as Southwest and Ryanair are flying, the 737 will be in the air. How or why they would want to replace it, I don't know. Time will tell.

I would hazard a guess that Southwest could easily sell some of their older -300's to Aloha. The -200 battleships they are flying are a testament to their durability. But every frame has a point where it can't continue, so Aloha will need to eventually replace them. With the new generation 737's in their fleet flying long haul, -300's and maybe -500's (?) from another airline would be a perfect compliment for interisland flying.
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