Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
7E7 To Become 787?  
User currently offlineMILESAR From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3004 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?


Regards,
MILESAR


'flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes'
10 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

I don't know for sure, but that would seem logical. I don't know why Boeing uses the 7 series, but it is a good marketing strategy--to number your aircraft in sequence and use the 7 to tie it all in.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Most speculation has concluded that it will most likely be called 807.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Boeing chose the 7 series to be the designations for their commercial airliners. Other series are different types of aircraft/weapons/systems/etc.

Airbus chose the 3 series because the original design was to be a 300 seat air bus, hence "A300". It ended up being smaller by the time metal started being cut, but the designation stuck.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2899 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.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

EMBQA-

They haven't even had their meeting yet to decide whether to offer it to customers. That's Dec 15th.

George



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2812 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?

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2758 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)

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5427 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

I believe Stonecipher has stated he's committed to the 7E7 and yes, it will become the 787.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offline777MAS From Malaysia, joined Sep 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

In terms of precedent, the 757 was once the 7N7, and the 767 the 7X7

Wasn't there a 7J7 as well, that never took off from the drawing board?


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29841 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Yeah the 7j7 was a proposed 7 seat across single eisle that was powered by a couple of propfans. Looked like an MD-80 with Propfans.

The J stood for Japan, because there where several Japanese companies that where suppoed to joint venture with them.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
7E7 To Become Boeing's 2nd Biggest Seller posted Fri May 16 2003 17:18:28 by DIA
Is The 7E7 Supposed To Become The 787....? posted Thu Aug 21 2003 21:24:22 by Chicago757
Boeing Officially Renaming 7E7 To 787 Yet? posted Thu Jan 27 2005 21:26:59 by Nyc777
Showroom To Help 787 Buyers Decorate posted Tue Dec 5 2006 13:09:31 by Leelaw
Japan To Deliver 787 Sections posted Mon Dec 4 2006 19:33:51 by NYC777
Do You Have To Be Good-looking To Become A FA? posted Mon Nov 13 2006 18:00:46 by B777A340Fan
AA Bids To Provide 787 Maintenance posted Tue Sep 26 2006 16:59:52 by SEAdomer787
Japan's Skymark Airlines Set To Order 787 posted Mon Sep 11 2006 07:49:35 by Leelaw
If Boeing Decide To Do 787-10 Does That Mean? posted Wed Jul 12 2006 21:38:19 by AirCanada014
Rumour - AQ To Buy 787's Launch Asia/East Coast posted Mon Jul 10 2006 19:43:09 by Dc10s4ever