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     This article is about aircraft recommended for purchase in a route category by decade. All new recommended aircraft, from 1970 onwards, will be listed with introduction year. All aircraft will be linked to their page the first time they are listed. Thank you for reading this article.

Recommended Aircraft

Decade: 1960s

LONG HAUL

  1. Boeing 707 (Longest range available: 707-320/707-320B [ATO3/AT5])
  2. Douglas DC-8 (Longest range available DC-8-62)

SHORT HAUL

  1. Boeing 727  (Longest range available 727-100)
  2. Boeing 737  (Longest range available 737-200)
  3. McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (Longest range available DC-9-30)

Decade: 1970s

LONG HAUL

  1. Boeing 747 (Longest range available: 747-200/ 747SP[ATO3/AT5]) (1970)
  2. Lockheed L-1011 (Longest range available: L-1011-500) (1971)
  3. McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (Longest range available: DC-10-30) (1972)

SHORT HAUL

No new recommended short-haul aircraft are introduced on this decade

Decade: 1980s

LONG HAUL

  1. Boeing 767 (Longest range available: 767-200) (1982)
  2. Boeing 757 (Longest range available: 757-200) (1984)
  3. McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (Longest range available MD-11) (1988)

SHORT HAUL

  1. Boeing 737 (Classic) (Longest range available 737-400) (1985)
  2. Airbus A320 (Longest range available A319-100) (1987)

Decade: 1990s

LONG HAUL

  1. Airbus A340 (Longest range available A340-200) (1992)
  2. Airbus A330 (Longest range available A330-200) (1993)
  3. Boeing 777 (Longest range available 777-300) (1995)

SHORT HAUL

  1. McDonnell Douglas MD-90 (Longest range available MD-90-30 [real MD90-30]) (1993)
  2. Boeing 737 (NextGen) (Longest range available 737-700)
  3. Boeing 717 (McDonnell Douglas MD-95) (Longest range available 717-200)
  4. Bombardier CRJ Family (Longest range available CRJ700) (1991)

Decade: 2000s

LONG HAUL

  1. Airbus A380 (Longest range available A380-800) (2007)

SHORT HAUL

  1. Embraer E-Jet (Longest range available E-190) (2004) (Inferior to SSJ but comes out earlier).
  2. Sukhoi Superjet (Longest range available SSJ100-75)

Decade: 2010s

LONG HAUL

  1. Boeing 787 (Longest range available 787-8) (2011)
  2. Airbus A350 (Longest range available A350-800) (2014)

SHORT HAUL

  1. Comac ARJ (Longest range available ARJ700) (201?)
  2. Comac C919 (Longest range available C919) (201?)

Not Recommended Aircraft

Decade: 1960s

(Even though it's not recommended. It's still worth it on the first half of this decade)

LONG HAUL

  1. Tupolev Tu-114 (Longest range available Tu-114) Too bad fuel efficiency.
  2. Ilyushin IL-62 (Longest range available IL-62M) Too bad fuel efficiency.

SHORT HAUL

  1. Tupolev Tu-104 (Longest range available Tu-104) Too bad fuel efficiency.
  2. Tupolev Tu-124 (Longest range available Tu-124) Too bad fuel efficiency.
  3. Tupolev Tu-134 (Longest range available Tu-134A) Too bad fuel efficiency.
  4. Fokker F28 (Longest range available F28) Too bad fuel efficiency.

Decade: 1970s

SHORT HAUL

  1. Tupolev Tu-154 (Longest range available: Tu-154) (1972) Too bad fuel efficiency for the satisfaction.

Decade: 1980s

LONG HAUL

  1. Ilyushin IL-96 (Longest range available IL-96M) (1989) Too bad fuel efficiency for the satisfaction.

SHORT HAUL

  1. Fokker F100 (Longest range available F100) (1988) Too bad fuel efficiency and expensive when compared to it’s satisfaction.
  2. McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (Longest range available MD-88) (1980) Too bad fuel efficiency.
  3. Bombardier Dash 8 (Bombardier Q series) (Longest range avaiable DASH8-400): Too small and too slow.

Decade: 1990s

SHORT HAUL

  1. Tupolev Tu-204 (Longest range available TU204-300 [Real Tu-204-300]) (1990) Too bad fuel efficiency.
  2. Fokker F70 (Longest range avaiable F70) (1994)Too bad fuel efficiency.
  3. Ilyushin IL-114 (Longest range avaiable IL-114) (1991) Too bad fuel efficiency.


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