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Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:18 pm

As the Airbus A340 becomes an increasingly rare sight, one thing has struck me: it seems possible that a few of the original 300 series will outlast in service the later 500 and 600 series. I wonder whether this has happened before. I have a feeling that the DC-7 disappeared from the skies at a time when there were still a few DC-4s and DC-6s in service; and the same goes for the Starliner in relation to earlier Constellations. Perhaps list members can confirm this one way or another.
 
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Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:49 pm

The A320 is going to outlive the A318 in airliner service. It already has in North America.
 
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Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:11 pm

The 747-200 may very well outlive the 747-300. There are currently only 3 747-300s in service. 2 passenger ships and one freighter.
 
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Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:15 pm

UPNYGuy wrote:
The A320 is going to outlive the A318 in airliner service.

As well as the A319..... :old:
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Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:30 pm

747-200 outlasted the 747-SP.
Several versions of the 737 should outlast the 737-600.
I believe the EMB-145 will outlast the EMB-135 and EMB-140.
 
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Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:28 pm

bohica wrote:
747-200 outlasted the 747-SP.
Several versions of the 737 should outlast the 737-600.
I believe the EMB-145 will outlast the EMB-135 and EMB-140.

The 747SP is still in service.
 
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Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:47 pm

747-200 definitely.

The few 727s still in service are not actually the latest versions/variants. Anyone can confirm?.

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Re: Airliner Types Where Old Versions Outlast Newer Ones

Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:38 am

blacksoviet wrote:
bohica wrote:
747-200 outlasted the 747-SP.
Several versions of the 737 should outlast the 737-600.
I believe the EMB-145 will outlast the EMB-135 and EMB-140.

The 747SP is still in service.


According to Wiki, the last revenue flight of the 747SP was in June 2016. As of July 2018 there were eight 747-200 freighters still in revenue service. Of course this does not count government or private operators.

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