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Author Topic: Replacement for 707?  (Read 1862 times)

Offline Icelandair0416

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Replacement for 707?
« on: October 13, 2009, 02:23:45 AM »
I currently have several 707's in my fleet and am looking into the future in order to find a suitable replacement. I would just like to see what other players have replaced their 707's with in previous games or what they are planning to replace them with. Many thanks!

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Replacement for 707?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 02:53:30 AM »
707s were used domestically and internationally.   Some changed the international ones out with 757s and 767s.   domesitcally, you have 737s


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Re: Replacement for 707?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 03:14:34 AM »
Hmm.. 757 has the economics. But doesn't have the 4000nm+ range. The 767 is a bit bigger, but costs more as well. Maybe the A313?

Guess it depends on what routes your using the 707s for.


Offline Runner

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Re: Replacement for 707?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 12:32:47 PM »
Only get A313's if you have an all Airbus fleet, because they have bad fuel economy, and the lease costs are also higher then from a 767 or a 757!


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Re: Replacement for 707?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 11:03:32 PM »
It's a toughie and I am currently struggling with it. If you operate your 707s on high efficiency with short TATs, it can be hard to change.

I think the best approach is to stretch TATs where possible and go to 75/76 on some routes, and A310 on others until the 787 comes along which is the real only alternative that I see.

The A321 has too shorter range, the 757, 767 take too long to turn around, and there is little else on the market that is the same in terms of range/ seats/ TAT.


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Re: Replacement for 707?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 02:34:51 AM »
I had a similar problem earlier in ROTMA. Simply there is no single aircraft that can replace the B707 perfectly.

Eventually I split into three types, I went with the B767 200/300 ER's for the long range replacement also achieving the additional reach.
I went with the A300-600R for the medium-long range replacement (and large capacity short range).
I went for the A320 for the short-medium replacement. The nice thing with the A32O is that the routes can be transferred later to the A321 100/200 as well as the A319, so there is a relatively easy transition later.

I always try and Err on the side of more range available than required and extra seat open in the back rather than in the shop.

Hope this helps.

Best Regards


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