why did the 707 and the 727 go out of production?

Asked By: alex p - 3/3/2007
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Advancements in engine design and aerodynamics led to bigger planes with more fuel and passenger capacity which translates to lower total cost of operation... More
Answered By: torklugnutz - 3/3/2007
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their engines were not fuel efficient and had difficulty meeting stricter noise restricitons. Also aircraft requiring a 3rd pilot, the flight engineer are more expensive to operate than planes using only 2 pilots. So the basic answer is they cost too much to operate.
Answered By: Anthony M - 3/3/2007
advances in technology which saw better aircraft produced
Answered By: AHK - 3/3/2007
All aircraft will eventually go out of production. The 707 and the 727 just became to outdated to be profitable in the modern market. Advances in construction materials, engines and avionics have made it so that other aircraft can be used in the place of these older aircrat for a lower cost... More
Answered By: Timothy B - 3/3/2007
Out of date. Boeing has been making newer and better aircrafts.
Answered By: ZUS - 3/3/2007
I suspect that they went out of service because they were small and somewhat ineffient.
Answered By: julie_cotrill - 3/3/2007
They were too loud, guzzled fuel, required a 3-man crew, and didnt have the modern avionics... they have their equivalent now, the 757 or a large 737 replace the 707 and the 727 is replaced by the DC-9 or MD-80... currently in production, the 737 is comparable in size...
Answered By: ALOPILOT - 3/3/2007
Generally speaking, more efficient/quieter aircraft replaced them... More
Answered By: squiggy_squigtones - 3/3/2007
they were replaced by the 737, 747, 757 and finally the 777 which itself is goin to be phased out by the AIRBUS (BIG freaking aircraft)
Answered By: lookingthrutheprism - 3/3/2007
Older aircraft, such as the 707 and 727, are fine planes but parts for repairs and routine maintenance become the issue. Development of better aircraft, materials, avionics, etc. make it impossible to continue production of parts for older aircraft, although, I would imagine parts for 707/727's have not been in actual... More
Answered By: Bruce T - 3/3/2007
same reason the dc-4's and bac 1-11 did new technology.
Answered By: Concorde - 3/3/2007
they were replaced by the next generation as your father repaced his father and you will replace his.
Answered By: al b - 3/5/2007
They became outdated, and were replaced by newer, quieter, and more efficient boeings.
Answered By: lazerybyl - 3/5/2007
As a relative to a former employee for Boeing in Everett, Washington, the 707 and 727 had lived up to the companys expectation, but were becoming technologically obsolete. It was too expensive to do updates for each aircraft to bring them up to date. If you notice in the Boeing line-up these days, there are only two... More
Answered By: Keith R - 3/6/2007
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