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Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:42 pm

Some planes with long production spans

Tupolev Tu-154: 1968-2013

Airbus A300: 1971-2007

Boeing 737: 1968-present

Boeing 747: 1969-2022

DC-9 series: 1965-2006


I know there are some planes that had poor sales like the Shanghai Y-10, Mercure, Douglas DC-5, etc... but are there any others with short production life?


**** and before anyone catches this, the DC-1 is omitted. It had only a sole unit produced.****
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:47 pm

CRJ-1000, first delivered in 2010, last 2018.
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:05 pm

I suspect 1) the eve-of-jet-age turboprops, such as Vickers Vanguard (44 built) 1959-1962 and Lockheed Electra 2 (170 built) 1957-1961, and 2) the Convair 880 (65 built) 1959–1962, & Convair 990 (37 built) 1961-1963
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:08 pm

I'd suggest the MD-90 fits in this category.
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:14 pm

Dassault Mercure

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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:17 pm

Lockheed L-1649 Starliner produced from 1956-1958. I imagine the DC-7C was similar.

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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:17 pm

Boeing Stratocruiser: 1948-1950
Convair 880: 1959-1962
Convair 990: 1961-1963
Martin 202: 1947-1948
Martin 404: 1951-1953
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:19 pm

Not the winner, but Tupolev Tu-104 1956-1960, 201 built.
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:31 pm

tenHangar wrote:
I suspect 1) the eve-of-jet-age turboprops, such as Vickers Vanguard (44 built) 1959-1962 and Lockheed Electra 2 (170 built) 1957-1961, and 2) the Convair 880 (65 built) 1959–1962, & Convair 990 (37 built) 1961-1963



(44 built) 1959-1962 Vickers Vanguard
(65 built) 1959-1962 Convair 880

This really caught my attention... let the comparisons begin! Thanks
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:47 pm

A340-200 - 1993 to 1998. only 28 built. That said, this is a specific model of the a340. The overall 340 has had a much longer life

Concorde - 1974 to 1979.
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:54 pm

Does the Antonov An-225 count? I mean, only one was built but it's still sort of technically in production if someone were to produce the funds to complete ship number 2.
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:19 pm

737-100 1967-1969 (30)


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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:36 pm

Does the CSeries count?
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:46 pm

That CFRP Learjet or Nimrod. Or the Avro RJX or East Germany‘s quadjet Baade 152 come to my mind. Or the Dornier 728.
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:02 pm

Noshow wrote:
That CFRP Learjet or Nimrod. Or the Avro RJX or East Germany‘s quadjet Baade 152 come to my mind. Or the Dornier 728.


most of the planes above were just prototypes, they never entered full production
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:06 pm

Dassault Mercure easily. 10 production aircraft delivered between June 1974 and December 1975!
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:10 pm

Concorde...
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:34 pm

B757Forever wrote:
I'd suggest the MD-90 fits in this category.


Doesn’t count, part of the DC-9 series line
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:35 pm

TonyClifton wrote:
CRJ-1000, first delivered in 2010, last 2018.


Doesn’t count, part of the long standing CRJ series
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:49 pm

Lockheed R6V Constitution - 2 frames - First 1946 - Last 1948
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:05 am

Antarius wrote:
A340-200 - 1993 to 1998. only 28 built. That said, this is a specific model of the a340. The overall 340 has had a much longer life

Concorde - 1974 to 1979.


Concorde was produced between 1966 and 1979, yet only 20 were built over the prototype’s pre-production and production standard aircraft.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:22 am

bigb wrote:
TonyClifton wrote:
CRJ-1000, first delivered in 2010, last 2018.


Doesn’t count, part of the long standing CRJ series


Didn't see any rules in the OP about what counted and didn't.

Still interesting.
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:28 am

A320B737NGCapt wrote:
Antarius wrote:
A340-200 - 1993 to 1998. only 28 built. That said, this is a specific model of the a340. The overall 340 has had a much longer life

Concorde - 1974 to 1979.


Concorde was produced between 1966 and 1979, yet only 20 were built over the prototype’s pre-production and production standard aircraft.


True. The production run was quite small.

I guess when we say produced, is it prototype to end? Or EIS production to end of life?
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:40 am

Antarius wrote:
A340-200 - 1993 to 1998. only 28 built. That said, this is a specific model of the a340. The overall 340 has had a much longer life

Same as A330-800neo -- 2 built for KU.....1 ongoing assembly for UR (none delivered yet). If no further orders come due to COVID -- in danger of being a very short-lived production run. :spin:
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:44 am

Mercure
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:52 am

Handley Page H.P. 42 - all 8 built and first flown between November 1930 and December 1931.

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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:06 am

Boeing 747-300?
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:20 am

tenHangar wrote:
Handley Page H.P. 42 - all 8 built and first flown between November 1930 and December 1931.

;) It wouldn't be totally out of line to add "LECTER" to the name. It looks like something that would "cannibalize" its stablemates. :biting:
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:27 am

The Spruce Goose?
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:35 am

tenHangar wrote:
Handley Page H.P. 42 - all 8 built and first flown between November 1930 and December 1931.

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Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:15 am

Dornier 328 Jet. 98-02?
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:25 am

Antaras wrote:
Boeing 747-300?

How long did 747-100 production last? I think the 747-200B was the most successful model until the 400 rocked up, but I can’t see the 100 selling anywhere near as well as the 200 which only appeared in very early 1971.
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:29 am

767-400 - 2000-2002 for only Delta and Continental.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:10 am

A320-100, only 21 built, all delivered to Air Inter, later acquired by Air France.
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:14 am

Antarius wrote:
A320B737NGCapt wrote:
Antarius wrote:
A340-200 - 1993 to 1998. only 28 built. That said, this is a specific model of the a340. The overall 340 has had a much longer life

Concorde - 1974 to 1979.


Concorde was produced between 1966 and 1979, yet only 20 were built over the prototype’s pre-production and production standard aircraft.


True. The production run was quite small.

I guess when we say produced, is it prototype to end? Or EIS production to end of life?


I have taken the OP question as to production span, ie production run, the amount of years a type was produced. For Concorde that was 13 years across the variants.from first into service to Last To enter service, would be 1976-1981.

Either way 13 years to produce 20 of them, and 5 years to get the 14 production aircraft into service which is a lot longer then other types as stated above, even tho it was a short production run.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:29 am

How about the 757-300? That was only from the late 1990s to early 2000s as well.
 
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DC-5, 1940-49, only 12 built
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:37 am

Scanorama wrote:
A320-100, only 21 built, all delivered to Air Inter, later acquired by Air France.


Not all! British Caledonian Airways had 5, which later ended up at British Airways
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:38 am

Scanorama wrote:
A320-100, only 21 built, all delivered to Air Inter, later acquired by Air France.

British Caledonian had 1 delivered before the merger with British Airways and BA took another 4.
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:21 am

Antarius wrote:
bigb wrote:
TonyClifton wrote:
CRJ-1000, first delivered in 2010, last 2018.


Doesn’t count, part of the long standing CRJ series


Didn't see any rules in the OP about what counted and didn't.

Still interesting.


I agree with bigb, counting variants is going to be a mess. Then you'd have to look at each and every 737 and A320 variant, like the 737-600 and A320-100, and account for when exactly these sub-variants stopped being offered by the manufacturer.

Technically, the CRJ-1000 was in production right until the line ended in 2020. They just didn't land any orders for delivery after 2018.
 
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txkf2010 wrote:
DC-5, 1940-49, only 12 built

Who did they sell them to ? Any pictures available?
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:07 pm

Antaras wrote:
Boeing 747-300?




Part of the Boeing 747 family. 1968-2022. Sad that the queen is ending production.
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Saab 2000, 1992-1999, 63 built in total.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:14 pm

VFW 614 1971-1977 19 total built...

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deltairlines wrote:
767-400 - 2000-2002 for only Delta and Continental.

Not to forget...the most gorgeous one of them all..... :cheerful:


I wonder if the King would go for a re-engine in case FX's order for GEnx2B-powered frames go ahead? :goodvibes:
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:13 pm

N649DL wrote:
How about the 757-300? That was only from the late 1990s to early 2000s as well.



That is part of the 757 family, which sold 1981-2004 (23 years). I think it sold a year longer than its predecessor, the 727. That was from 1962-1984 (22 years).
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:00 am

Boeing757100 wrote:
N649DL wrote:
How about the 757-300? That was only from the late 1990s to early 2000s as well.



That is part of the 757 family, which sold 1981-2004 (23 years). I think it sold a year longer than its predecessor, the 727. That was from 1962-1984 (22 years).


Yeah well then what about all this talk about the 767-400 then? The 767 is still in production as a -300 model (or as a freighter IIRC)!
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:27 pm

What about the RJX?! Only the test airframes were assembled. And don't forget the Baade 152, the first and only airliner from GDR!
 
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Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:41 pm

What I don't understand up till now is why the 747SP was not considered even for Air Force 2 at least :confused:

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