why did the 707 and the 727 go out of production?
Asked By: alex p - 3/3/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (13)
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 The 707 and the 727 just became to outdated to be profitable in the modern market.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Out of date.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They became outdated, and were replaced by newer, quieter, and more efficient boeings.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
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
We need people to fill a number of positions at Home
New job opportunities added daily. Search & apply for DC jobs now.
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.