FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8016 times:
Just wondering if Boeing's new 7E7 is going to follow tradition and be known as the 787 eventually? I've always thought that the 'E' stood for 'eight'. While I know the program has not officially been launched, it's almost a sure bet the aircraft is coming. Your opinions on this theory welcomed. Regards.
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Midway2airtran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7799 times:
I think that the 818 would be a possibility; the 7E7 program may eventually lead a totally new generation or line of Boeing aircraft if successful, hence a new set of model numbers may be appropriate. Of course it is just my guessing!
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7685 times:
A330_DTW.. we don't need that negativity. And I can tell you, as a Boeing employee, I am 99.9% sure that the 7E7 will not only launch, but be very successful.
For me, I worked in Information Systems, specifically working with the Finance department. And without going into any specifics, I can tell you that Boeing allocated a substantial amount of their IS budget next year for 7E7 projects.
I agree, Dreamliner is a stupid name; but try to keep things positive, ok?
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7503 times:
I agree with The777Man. It wouldn't make sense for Boeing to call a project 7E7 and launch a totally different one like the 8E8. I wouldn't expect them to go into the 8E8 series after and if they produce the 797. It disagrees with Boeing tradition of naming their passenger aircraft in the order they were introduced, with the exception of the Boeing 720 and the 717. The rest makes sense if you exclude these two (707/727/737/747/757/767/777). Overall point--Most often Boeing increase the middle number by 1 when a new model is produced. My bets are the 7E7 will become the 787.
Dtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1465 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7217 times:
I was sort of thinking that if the 7E7 is built, that it would be the 787. A 7?7 is easily recognizable as a Boeing. Boeing has used these different variations in 7's ie 7E7 in the past to describe future or concept planes. I have two different books from the 80's that talk about the 7-7 and the 7J7. The 7-7 may have become the second generation 737, not really sure. The 7J7 was similar to a 717 with a T-tail and 2 rear engines. The engines were jets with some sort of external blades on the rear of the engines. It was to compete with the MD-80 series I believe. I too hope it is the 787.
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3687 posts, RR: 52 Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6966 times:
Why 787? When they came up with the second generation 737, they didn`t change the family name either. Since the 7E7 is basically another long-range twin, it makes sense to call the 7E7 a 777-800 or whatever.
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Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6786 times:
I actually meant to say that in addition I the reason I hypothesized Boeing would name the 7E7 the 787 was because I heard that the 7E7's fuselage was to, in no way, shape or form, bear any resemblance to any previous Boeing aircraft, not even the 777. However, Birdwatching is correct in my perspective when we refer to simply "stretching an aircraft." But then again, I see his point. And thank you, Sinlock for your comment as well. I had no idea that Boeing produced two 717 models! Very interesting. Very......
Dtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1465 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6666 times:
Yah the picture of the 7J7 looked similar to that, but it was a Boeing concept in the 1980's before the Boeing/McDonnell Douglas merger. It would have been a competitor to this airplane. I beleive that it might have had a wider fuselage, similar to the 737. According to this book, Boeing wanted to use it as a replacement for 727's in the 150 seat market.
Caetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 907 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6442 times:
Ok guys, I have a different theory than most of you. A couple of you have mentioned that it could end up being the start of an 8 series or something like that, but no one mentioned the reasons that I have for thinking that is the case.
Remember the 707? The prototype was ORIGINALLY named the 367-80. It was named after a series of airliners that Boeing already produced until Boeing was ready to unveil the real name for the next generation family of airliners. The 367s were not even jets! I think with the next leap in technology that Boeing is going for here, they will probably create a new series or family of airliner.
It is just my theory, but it would be in line with Boeing history to call it the 7E7 until it is ready to reveal the next generation to the world.
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KateAV8 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 99 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6146 times:
I thought it was going to be called the 7E7 "Dreamliner" permanently. If the artist renderings and everything I've read & heard about it are accurate, then "Dreamliner" is the perfect name for it. Okay you guys I realize I sound silly...I'm just excited about this new Boeing!
As far as the "8" in the A380 - I read that Airbus decided to call it this because the "8" represents the double decks. I wonder if that's true or not. Anybody else hear this too?
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25 Chrisdigo: N79969: 8 is considered lucky in China and is a big part of the reason why the A3XX became the A380 and not the A350. That's right. I will ad also tha
26 NDSchu777: Why 787? When they came up with the second generation 737, they didn`t change the family name either. Since the 7E7 is basically another long-range t
27 WGW2707: I heard that Boeing was going to switch to an alpha-numeric model-referencing system, and that the E in 7E7 was selected as the model was replacing th
28 TodaReisinger: Overall point--Most often Boeing increase the middle number by 1 when a new model is produced. My bets are the 7E7 will become the 787. Maybe....but w
29 Jaspike: As far as the "8" in the A380 - I read that Airbus decided to call it this because the "8" represents the double decks. I wonder if that's true or not
30 Cessna172RG: Maybe they should use 600 numbers... Like, the Boeing 616, replacement of the 717 in about 20 years... The Boeing 626, replacement of Mazda 626s excep
31 NDSchu777: Since this plane should really represent something totally new, I think Boeing will introduce a new denomination (and thus btw avoid the "post 797" q
32 Robw340: "I've always thought that the 'E' stood for 'eight'"....I think i read somewhere some time ago that the 'E' stood for Efficient, due to its innovative
33 MarcJet66: Bobs89irocz said:I was currious why Airbus called it the A380 and not the 350. Is that really the reason why? When I was reading once, about the A380,
34 Corsair2: If Boeing did something revolutionary like a commercial Blended Wing Body they probably would use a 808, 818, etc. series. The 7E7 baseline design is
35 Paddy: Good call, Corsair2. Although the 7E7 will pioneer some new technologies, I think that they will basically be improvements on existing concepts. From
36 Pilotpip: Boeing's SST design that never materialized was the 2707. The Dreamliner name is reference to their heratage. Stratoliner, Stratocruiser, etc. I have