MILESAR From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 46 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3178 times:
As Boeing continues to plug the 7E7, and if it is to goes into production (lets hope so), do you think they may name it the 787 in place of the 7E7? I’ve talked to people who have though of it doing so. Does Boeing have a history of this? I know the A380 was once the A3XX during a lot of its development.
Also, anyone have an answer to why Boeing chose the 7 series? As well as Airbus and the 3 series?
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EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3073 times:
Please Note.......... Boeing has not continued to push the 7E7. If you have read the recent business newspapers, they are not even sure if they will build it. With the shake up in management and a still weak economy, the Board of Directors has yet to sign off on the go ahead.
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Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2986 times:
The new CEO has said he fully supports the program. They are most definitly building it. I can't stomach this anymore, of course they are going to build it!!! What else are they going to do? Just sit back and let Airbus take over the skies? Airlines need a 7E7 type plane, there are thousands of planes that can potentially be built! Why would they not do it?
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4579 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2932 times:
In terms of precedent, the 757 was once the 7N7, and the 767 the 7X7. I would say it is more than likely the 7E7 will be marketed as the 787 (a name that was tossed around a bit in the 1990s with regard to Boeing's studies of a superjumbo type aircraft)
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