IloveBOI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3209 times:
I don't think so. If I am not mistaken, The 7E7 is supposed to carry only 250 passengers, unless, as you say, it spawned a bigger version, which I doubt will be big enough to replace the 747, which carries 500 passengers.
Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3132 times:
Bmi330, lay off the speed. It was funny though, I have to admit.
I was under the impression that they were planning to simplify the Boeing product line eventually, with just three variants of the 7E7 making up the planes. The one that is being talked about now would be the mid-size plane, carrying 250 passengers, and in addition there would be a smaller one and a bigger one. Not sure of the details. At least, I think in the article I saw that talked about this, they mentioned that this was a possible route for the development of the project.
Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3115 times:
I believe the Seattle Times report the 7e7 could spawn a larger (much larger, I guess!) plane to replace the 747. Any further development news on that?
1. Didn't see anything on the Seattle Times website - got a URL for that article?
2. There's nothing relevant in the Boeing press release archive.
3. Boeing were dismissive of the A380 because they felt the market wasn't big enough for another very large airplane. If so, then Boeing couldn't cost-justify the expense of building another addition to a crowded market; if not, then Boeing will have to admit that their previous predictions were way off.
Flybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1004 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3091 times:
Bobrayner - I was looking for the URL. I couldn't find it, which is why I posted the question here. It is possible I heard it on the local news instead.
To me it would seem weird. If you stretched the 7e7 it would be stepping on the toes of a 777.
Maybe if they build a two-story 7e7 it could become a 747 sized plane, at least in passenger capability.
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3078 times:
God cant use people just take my word for it I'm well in with Mr boeing's daughter and he told me and showed me the drawings last nite its the truth honest except for the supersonic version they are going to strap space shuttle fuel tanks to that 1 and maybe make it into a spaceship.
Travellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2923 times:
What they probably meant was a general streamlining that would make Boeing's future product line as similar as different types and sizes of planes allow. This probably means that future Boeing products will all have the same cockpit for example, be it 7E7, 777 or 747 in its future incarnations. I don't think it means any change to the actual shape of the plane, although a slight stretching by 100ish inches is possible in the near future.
It is not enough to be rude; one must also be incorrect.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4655 posts, RR: 43 Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2711 times:
The 7E7 should be called the 777-100 and should have the capacity of an A332 but with the range of a B 777-300ER / 767-300ER minumum. If it does, it will prove to be very successful as airlines like Qantas, JAL, ANA, AA, DL, UAL all need this sort of aircraft to replace their ageing B 767-200s & -300s on medium-long haul routes.
SailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6 Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2675 times:
The 7E7 will most likely come in two sizes: One slightly smaller than the A332, one slightly larger, and there are to be two range variants, one of around the range of the 757-200 and like the 767-200ER.
Since it will not be a 777, it will not be named 777. (Different systems, different fuselage)
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3512 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2305 times:
What I think will happen is that Boeing's current 7E7 project will be called the 797 (why nine because nine meanse cloud nine) once the project is launched early next year with an order coming from either Delta, American, ANA, Continental or whatever...one of those major carriers worldwide longtime customer at Boeing. The 797 (7E7 under developement today) will be the 767's replacement in the 2010's. The 767-200 will be an old plane next decade, the 767-300ER is still young but if the 797 project gets off the ground, Boeing may very well launch a 797ER Stretch model to replace the 767-300/400ER's in the long run. That is of course not for the near future. Why would Boeing jump from 7 to 9? Don't ask me why, I wouldn't be surprised if that happens. Airbus jumped from 4 to 8, when they formally announed the A3XX to become the A380.
What you folks are saying about the 7E7 technology to be integrated into a future 747-400 replacement may become the 787. The 787 will be, if and I'm saying IF Boeing gets sufficient fund from the government to develop the project and launch it with at least one airline, a double decker successor to the 747. Air travel is expected to more than double in the next twenty five years or so, however you never know what the tendency in the airline industry may be in years to come. Why would they use the number in sequence 8 in that project? Because 8 is kind of the shape of a double decker cross section. That's one of the reason Airbus called its A3XX the A380, the other reason being that 8 is a lucky number in Asia.
What will Boeing do after 797? We've talking about it a lot. Boeing may study a new generation of air transport and call the future project 808 (Boeing entered a new era with the project 707 fifty years ago), and/or, Boeing may develop future generations of the 767, NG767 which would be 767-500/600/700's, who knows? Twenty years ago, nobody ever thought that the 737-700 would exist one day.
United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2058 times:
I was watching the Seafair Air Show in Seattle today on TV. During the Boeing aircraft fly-bys which including the 777-300ER the president of Boeing Commerical Aircraft was asked about the future of Boeing jets. He said the the 747 will be here for a very long time. Looking in the next 10 years the 7E7 will repace the 757 and 767. So Boeing aircraft will the the 737's, 747's, 777's and the 7E7 and maybe the 717. He didn't give any hint there was a end to the 747 program or the 7E7 would take it over.