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Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:01 pm

Hello all,

I’m curious, how many jetliners are completely out of service? By which I mean there is not one single flying example left in existence. The first one I can think of is the Caravelle.

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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:11 pm

The Concorde!
VC-10s, but they still fly with Royal Air Force, same with A340-200, still fly as Government / Vip transport.
Maybe the 747-100, or the SP? But maybe the Saudi Royal Flight SP still flies.
707/DC8 and 727 still fly with USAF (KC-135s) and small cargo operators.
Maybe the original A300B2?
On the other side, maybe the Tu-104, -134 and -114?
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:25 pm

Mercure, 720, Trident, Y-10, CV880, CV990
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:29 pm

So we have:
B720
BAC1-11
CV880/990
Caravelle
Concorde
IL-86
Mercure
Trident
TU-104
TU-114 (no Jetliner though but as quick as one)
TU-124
TU-144
VC-10
VFW-614
Y-10
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:31 pm

VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:35 pm

Comet (all versions?)
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:38 pm

...what about the Fokker F-28?
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:43 pm

PanAm788 wrote:
VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100

For L1011, Stargazer ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargazer_(aircraft) ) apparently is still in ONT and might meet the "one single flying example left in existence" test.
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:50 pm

Ex-RAF Tristars will continue flying as tankers (for RAF) after being overhauled and operated by some private tanker company in England. Some 3 birds.

DC9s, if you don't count the MD80 / MD90 / 717 derivatives, do not fly anymore. Or do they?
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:01 pm

FatCat wrote:
Ex-RAF Tristars will continue flying as tankers (for RAF) after being overhauled and operated by some private tanker company in England. Some 3 birds.

DC9s, if you don't count the MD80 / MD90 / 717 derivatives, do not fly anymore. Or do they?


The VC-10s will never get off the ground again. Private operator has been talked about for a half decade now with nothing to show.

In the US, DC-9-10 and -30s ply the auto parts shuttle routes, as well as freight routes in Alaska. Weepy chalkboard aficionado Glenn Beck is trying to sell his DC-9-10 bizjet.
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:12 pm

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PanAm788 wrote:
VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100


There are still three airworthy TriStars as well as four airworthy IL-86s.
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:24 pm

trijetsonly wrote:
IL-86


Russian air force still uses a few
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:38 pm

The A340-200 has been withdrawn from passenger use. Only private examples remain flying.
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:44 pm

PanAm788 wrote:
VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100

Doesn't NASA have a 737-100?
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:45 pm

On top of my head, excluding those prototypes that never saw service(like the Shanghai Y-10):
Comet
Concord
Caravelle
Mercure
BAC 1-11
Trident
Tu-104/Tu-124/Tu-144
Boeing 720
Boeing 737-100
VC-10
*A320-100 (last time I checked all are stored?)
Convair 880/990
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Il-86/747sp/741/Tristar are still flying as testbeds/labs/military aircraft.
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:56 pm

All A320-100s are scrapped/stored/preserved as far as I know. None flying.

747-100: I think Iran Air Force still have them flying. Ex-TWA birds.

Boeing 707: I think there are none in civilian pax/cargo operations. They only fly now as military (tankers and cargo ops).

BAC 1-11: Is there any of these still flying?

Boeing 737-100: all stored/scrapped/preserved

DC-9: I believe there are a few flying PASSENGERS in Africa. Kenya, Congo...

Fokker F-28: Still in service with Argentina Air Force

Boeing 727: still have a few cargo operators. There are a few flying here in Brazil, for example.
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:01 pm

Comet
Tu-104
Tu-124
Tu-144
VC-10
Super VC-10
Trident
Caravelle
Concorde
Mercure
737-100
DC-8-10/-20/-30/-40 (There are -50, -60 and -70 frames still airworthy even if not in service)
707-120/-120B/-220/320/420 (all remaining would be -320B/320C)
720 (I think they are all done?)
CV880
CV990
A300B1
A320-100
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:33 pm

northstardc4m wrote:
Comet
Tu-104
Tu-124
Tu-144
VC-10
Super VC-10
Trident
Caravelle
Concorde
Mercure
737-100
DC-8-10/-20/-30/-40 (There are -50, -60 and -70 frames still airworthy even if not in service)
707-120/-120B/-220/320/420 (all remaining would be -320B/320C)
720 (I think they are all done?)
CV880
CV990
A300B1
A320-100


I believe there is no airworthy example of the VFW-Fokker 614.

If one includes cancelled jetliner projects that flew:

Avro Canada C-102 Jetliner
Avro RJX series
Baade 152
Shanghai Y-10
Tupolev Tu-110
Tupolev Tu-334
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:01 pm

PanAm788 wrote:
VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100


Orbital Sciences still have a Tristar for their Pegasus rocket launches.

SR100 wrote:
...what about the Fokker F-28?


Still one occasionally flying in Kenya, also maybe one or two in South America- but not reliable.

FatCat wrote:
DC9s, if you don't count the MD80 / MD90 / 717 derivatives, do not fly anymore. Or do they?


Yep, still in Kenya. I flew a DC-9-14 and a -31 last year

BWIAirport wrote:
PanAm788 wrote:
VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100

Doesn't NASA have a 737-100?
leleko747 wrote:
Boeing 727: still have a few cargo operators. There are a few flying here in Brazil, for example.
707/DC8 and 727 still fly with USAF (KC-135s) and small cargo operators.
Maybe the original A300B2?


3 727 frames still fly passenger services every day in Iran. Tickets are cheap and easily bookable. There is also at least 1 A300b2 also in Iran, though usually on the Iraq routes.

The NASA 737-100 is in the museum in Seattle, what a beautiful jet!
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:36 pm

Revelation wrote:
PanAm788 wrote:
VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100

For L1011, Stargazer ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargazer_(aircraft) ) apparently is still in ONT and might meet the "one single flying example left in existence" test.


Nope, I made sure I cleared N140SC for take off and it left ONT two weeks ago for MHV. I was quite happy to get to do that!
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:50 pm

leleko747 wrote:
All A320-100s are scrapped/stored/preserved as far as I know. None flying.

747-100: I think Iran Air Force still have them flying. Ex-TWA birds.

Boeing 707: I think there are none in civilian pax/cargo operations. They only fly now as military (tankers and cargo ops).

BAC 1-11: Is there any of these still flying?

Boeing 737-100: all stored/scrapped/preserved

DC-9: I believe there are a few flying PASSENGERS in Africa. Kenya, Congo...

Fokker F-28: Still in service with Argentina Air Force

Boeing 727: still have a few cargo operators. There are a few flying here in Brazil, for example.


I don’t believe there are any 1-11s still flying.
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:52 pm

FX1816 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
PanAm788 wrote:
VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100

For L1011, Stargazer ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargazer_(aircraft) ) apparently is still in ONT and might meet the "one single flying example left in existence" test.


Nope, I made sure I cleared N140SC for take off and it left ONT two weeks ago for MHV. I was quite happy to get to do that!


I believe she is stored in MHV when they are not within a launch prep window?
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:18 pm

Dominion301 wrote:

I don’t believe there are any 1-11s still flying.




Northrop Grumman still has two flying testbeds, N162W and N164W. Just got a fresh repaint around 2015, so I imagine they're still occasionally flying.
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:27 pm

The Dassault Mercure. Not many of them were ever built in the first place, but they're not around anymore.
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:25 pm

code176 wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:

I don’t believe there are any 1-11s still flying.




Northrop Grumman still has two flying testbeds, N162W and N164W. Just got a fresh repaint around 2015, so I imagine they're still occasionally flying.


It might still fly occasionally, but I don't know for how much longer. They have a CRJ-700 now that IIRC is supposed to replace the 1-11s: http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-crj-10091.htm
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:39 pm

The A320 prototype F-WWBA was built as a -100 and later modified to -200 standard, and is still in flying condition (hasn't flown in a while though). Strictly answering the OP's question, this means the A320-100 is still flying, even if it's something else on paper today.

In addition to this, it's amazing how much half-knowledge is in this thread. A quick Google search before posting could keep this forum's quality high, but maybe I'm just nostalgic for the old times of Airliners.net.

OP asks about jet aircraft of which "there is not one single flying example left in existence", then some old-timey planes pop up in people's heads like the Fokker 28, DC-9, L1011, A340-200, Tu-134, 747SP, so yeah let's post that, never mind the original question.
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:53 pm

Airlinepilot129 wrote:
FX1816 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
For L1011, Stargazer ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargazer_(aircraft) ) apparently is still in ONT and might meet the "one single flying example left in existence" test.


Nope, I made sure I cleared N140SC for take off and it left ONT two weeks ago for MHV. I was quite happy to get to do that!


I believe she is stored in MHV when they are not within a launch prep window?


Yes, MHV is where they are based. They park next to the tower.
 
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:22 pm

FatCat wrote:
The Concorde!
VC-10s, but they still fly with Royal Air Force, same with A340-200, still fly as Government / Vip transport.
Maybe the 747-100, or the SP? But maybe the Saudi Royal Flight SP still flies.
707/DC8 and 727 still fly with USAF (KC-135s) and small cargo operators.
Maybe the original A300B2?
On the other side, maybe the Tu-104, -134 and -114?


A 707 is not a KC135, USAF does not operate any DC8s or 727s, however Omega Air Still operates the 707, and the military still operates the 707 in the forms of E3's and J-Stars.
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:50 pm

Birdwatching wrote:
The A320 prototype F-WWBA was built as a -100 and later modified to -200 standard, and is still in flying condition (hasn't flown in a while though). Strictly answering the OP's question, this means the A320-100 is still flying, even if it's something else on paper today.

In addition to this, it's amazing how much half-knowledge is in this thread. A quick Google search before posting could keep this forum's quality high, but maybe I'm just nostalgic for the old times of Airliners.net.

OP asks about jet aircraft of which "there is not one single flying example left in existence", then some old-timey planes pop up in people's heads like the Fokker 28, DC-9, L1011, A340-200, Tu-134, 747SP, so yeah let's post that, never mind the original question.
Rant over.


001 I thought was officially no longer flying and was awaiting completion of permanent museum space at Aeroscopia?

If we are including "flyable condition" preservation this gets much more complicated so many reign in the ranting a little?
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:55 am

Birdwatching wrote:
The A320 prototype F-WWBA was built as a -100 and later modified to -200 standard, and is still in flying condition (hasn't flown in a while though). Strictly answering the OP's question, this means the A320-100 is still flying, even if it's something else on paper today.

In addition to this, it's amazing how much half-knowledge is in this thread. A quick Google search before posting could keep this forum's quality high, but maybe I'm just nostalgic for the old times of Airliners.net.

OP asks about jet aircraft of which "there is not one single flying example left in existence", then some old-timey planes pop up in people's heads like the Fokker 28, DC-9, L1011, A340-200, Tu-134, 747SP, so yeah let's post that, never mind the original question.
Rant over.

Nice, so what's the point of posting anything if we all just can make a quick Google search?
Let's delete 99% of this forum because every question can be answered with a quick Google search.
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Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:27 am

FatCat wrote:
Nice, so what's the point of posting anything if we all just can make a quick Google search?
Let's delete 99% of this forum because every question can be answered with a quick Google search.


Yes, let's delete 99% of this forum, I'm in! All of the low quality posts that don't add to the conversation.

10-15 years ago, this same thread would have looked like this: OP asks about airliners of which not a single one remains in flying condition, then some forum members post actual examples that fit the question, sometimes along with photos or personal memories.

Today, OP asks the same question and the forum members paste long lists of types "that sound old". With threads like this, Airliners.net is slowly becoming a swamp of disinformation. No wonder most of the serious forum members have taken their discussion to Facebook and elsewhere.
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:35 am

Ok, so many thanks for your inestimable contribuition on how the life was better 15 years ago.
Your posts really adds quality to the conversation.
I saw many personal memories and photos posted by you in this thread.
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