posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 06:10 AM
Looking through the world airliner survey I have noticed three types of aircraft that are a hairs breadth from joining the Dodo, these are grand old
types that in one case moved the art of airliner design forward a generation and in the other two cases gave birth to product lines that were highly
successful and remained in production until very recently. There remains only two examples each of these three types in airline service, and at least
one of the models will have completely disappeared by this time next year.
A salute then for the Aerospatiale Caravelle, the Handley Page Jetstream and the Douglas DC-9-20.
The other grand old timer that is close to the end of its life is the Vickers Viscount, of which only 6 remain in service today, all of them in
[edit on 4-10-2006 by waynos]