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Why is the DC-9 still flying regularly all over the world when the BAC 1-11 was mostly phased in the 90s?

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  • Why is the DC-9 still flying regularly all over the world when the BAC 1-11 was mostly phased in the 90s?


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Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 19:16
short landing and takeoff. can carry lots of cargo for its size.
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Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 19:23
Nothing superior. Just lower operating cost.
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Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 19:27
the dc-9s that are still flying are later, further-developed versions of the dc-9. the bac 111 didn't have the benefit of either production numbers or further development. in particular this included newer, quieter (and more fuel-efficient) engines. bear in mind too that the small number of dc-9s that are still in airline service are being actively phased out in favour of newer designs.
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Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 06:05
It's a Douglas product.
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Answer #5 | 22/12 2013 08:17
Douglas was notorious for designing airframe with a nearly infinite cycle fatigue life. Moreover, there were 4 times as many DC-9 produced as there were BAC 111, which means a sizable fleet that is worth keeping flying due to availability of spares is more likely. Delta is supposed to retire its last DC-9 in two weeks.
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