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Boeing 7E7: The Start Of A New Nomenclature?  
User currently offlineJgore From Argentina, joined Feb 2002, 550 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

I was wondering about this project: is this the beginning of a new nomenclature ?

Jgore  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4503 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Whenever Boeing dreams up a new airplane design, they assign a letter as the middle value. When the project is finalized, a numerical value is assigned. The 7N7, 7X7, etc. were all predecessors to today's designs.

Someone in here is probably better suited to answer the question more in-depth, but I think that's the jist of it!  Smile

I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

My guess is that once the airplane is given the final go-ahead and there are real orders for the plane, it will be re-named the Boeing 787. I believe the 777 was the 7J7 at one point and Airbus even has a similar system. The A380 was the A3XX during its conceptual phase.


User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

7N7 became 757
7X7 became 767
7J7 was a ~150-passenger propfan proposal abandoned in 1987 due to lack
of customer interest
7S7 was a proposed design, but I don't remember particulars and Google doesn't help much

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