It is noted that by 1985 the world's airlines may have no economic use for any present 707s, D-C8s (including stretched models), 727-100s and marginal twins. This statement will be impacted by variables in new production, world traffic growth, utilization, seating density, recessions, further deregulation and the oil problem. However, a basic overcapacity market seems to be developing that can quickly influence the market for, and value of used aircraft. Also, the economics and fuel efficiency are forcing the major carriers to dispose of their older jets; the technical life of these airplanes is being steadily extended. Obsolescent aircraft and the ambitious production plans of the major manufacturers are discussed.

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    Reinhold Publishing Division, Penton/IPC

    600 Summer Street
    Stamford, CT  United States  06904
  • Authors:
    • BEYER, M S
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 33-35
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  • Accession Number: 00197175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM