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Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Wed May 09, 2007 8:24 am

what do you think will be the last year of scheduled passenger service for these aircraft

i tried to guess for myself but its too difficult!

A320
A330
A340
A350

737
747-8
757
767
777
787

the answers to these two will be interesting!

DC9
A380

answer as many as you like and add others if you want


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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Wed May 09, 2007 9:07 am

Quoting Virgin747LGW (Thread starter):
DC9

I think the sun will burn out before these birds stop flying the friendly skies.
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Wed May 09, 2007 9:41 am

Quoting Virgin747LGW (Thread starter):
A320
A330
A340
A350

737
747-8
757
767
777
787

All will retire long before the DC-9.
 
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Wed May 09, 2007 10:08 am

OK, now seriously...

Quoting Virgin747LGW (Thread starter):
A320
A330
A340
A350

737
747-8
757
767
777
787

the answers to these two will be interesting!

DC9
A380

A320: Nov 7, 2064
A330: March 18, 2048
A340: September 14, 2036
A350: January 14, 2057

737: June 3, 2075
747: Febuary 20, 2041
757: April 7, 2029
767: August 17, 2094...after they become USAF tankers
777: October 12, 2047
787: December 1, 2063

DC-9: January 1, 2107
A380: July 8, 2039.
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Wed May 09, 2007 10:07 pm

When there is enough shame/embarrasment that the DC9 is STILL in use because of a significant incident - the media will do its usual bit and expose the DC9's age to the general public. Fortunately or unfortunately, the DC9 will end commercial flight within the 21st century (face it guys, no matter how much you love 'em, they probably have got up to 15 years more max).
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Thu May 10, 2007 12:14 am

Quoting Virgin747LGW (Thread starter):
DC9

God is going to charter a NW DC-9 to announce the Final Judgment to the world.
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Thu May 10, 2007 1:20 am

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 5):
God is going to charter a NW DC-9 to announce the Final Judgment to the world.

But probably flying under Compass certificate tho...
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Thu May 10, 2007 8:09 am

DC-9- Obviously... when the wings fall off!
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 1:29 am

Quoting Pizzaandplanes (Reply 7):
DC-9- Obviously... when the wings fall off!

Actually, I heard that NW has decided that they will replace their DC-9's the very day that their order for flying pigs is delivered.
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 4:41 am

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 8):
Quoting Pizzaandplanes (Reply 7):
DC-9- Obviously... when the wings fall off!

Actually, I heard that NW has decided that they will replace their DC-9's the very day that their order for flying pigs is delivered.

Those come with winglets?
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 5:40 am

Quoting Virgin747LGW (Thread starter):
A320
A330
A340
A350

737
747-8
757
767
777
787

A320: 2050
A330: 2043
A340: 2024
A350: 2056

737: 2066
747-8: 2057
757: 2033
767: 2062
777: 2049
787: 2074

Quoting Virgin747LGW (Thread starter):
DC9
A380

DC-9: 2242  Wink
A380: 2032
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 5:49 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 10):
DC-9: 2242 Wink

Wonder if they'll sport two "Mr. Fusion" reactors in place of the JT8D's by then...  Wink (my apologies to Back to the Future).
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 11):
Wonder if they'll sport two "Mr. Fusion" reactors in place of the JT8D's by then...

Who knows, but I do know they will be retired three years before the Constitution Class USS Enterprise is commisioned. Big grin
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 6:16 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 12):
Who knows, but I do know they will be retired three years before the Constitution Class USS Enterprise is commisioned. Big grin

Ahhh, so they might be able to use antimatter warp drives, but they'll be pre-dilithium crystal warp drives  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 8:56 am

Quoting Iflykpdx (Reply 9):
Those come with winglets?

Well, since normal pigs have piglets I don't see why flying pigs can't have winglets.
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 1:31 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 13):
Ahhh, so they might be able to use antimatter warp drives, but they'll be pre-dilithium crystal warp drives

No, no... You're thinking of the NX class, commissioned in 2151. The Constitutions used dilithium modulated anti-matter reactors like all modern starships.
 
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 1:39 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 12):
Who knows, but I do know they will be retired three years before the Constitution Class USS Enterprise is commisioned.



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 12):
Ahhh, so they might be able to use antimatter warp drives, but they'll be pre-dilithium crystal warp drives



Quoting Rwessel (Reply 15):
No, no... You're thinking of the NX class, commissioned in 2151. The Constitutions used dilithium modulated anti-matter reactors like all modern starships.

Wow, I didn't know I wasn't the only super-geek around these parts.

"Like all modern starships" HAH!
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RE: Guess Future Aircraft Retirement Dates

Sat May 12, 2007 4:26 pm

Well I never thought we would still have scheduled B707 flights into 2007 and probably 2008!


A320 - 2060
A330 - 2060
A340 - 2040
A350 - 2070

737 - 2060
747-8 - 2060
757 - 2030
767 - 2060
777 - 2050
787 - 2070

DC9 - 2030
A380 - 2060

Considering the 320's and 737's are still getting significant orders I think they will be around for many many years to come, as will the 330 and 767 in less affluent countries.

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