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737's Without The "eyebrows"  
User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 3181 times:

I just noticed a picture at www.boeing.com that shows the 737 without it's traditional "eyebrow" windows above the cockpit. I know Boeing did this amendment on the 717, but I didn't know they were doing it on the 737. Does anyone know any more?

The picture in question is this one:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/photorelease/q1/pr_040112g.html

Cheers.

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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 3135 times:

I overlooked the shaved off eyebrows in that photo.  Big grin I suppose it's a change for the 737, and a cost saving matter for both Boeing and the airlines.


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User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Ahhhhhh!!



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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

That's a model in the picture.


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Makes sense. Less parts, less to break, and since windows are a bit heavy, less weight for the aircraft to carry around on each flight, translating into savings for operators. Only downside is that the flightcrew will have to find somewhere else to jam a clipboard now.


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User currently offlineUniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

A unibrow would have been something else!:D
Chris



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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

If I'm not mistaken, they were suppose to eliminate them last year...but didn't. I have no idea why. Its was mentioned in a press release regarding the elimination of the 717 eyebrows.

The justification is that they no longer add value to the pilots ability to see outside the aircraft since improved radar, etc. is now installed...

I would think the weight savings would be minimal...but who knows..


User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

I hear that the eyebrows make a great place to put your newspaper in flight...


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User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

It's amazing what difference 4 little windows makes. It changes the look from the front entirely.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

I was under the impression that Boeing was considering dropping the eyebrow windows from the 737, but had not heard anything since the rollout of the first 717 without the eyebrow windows. Maybe this rending is their way of saying that they eyebrows will be going away soon?

User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1800 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

I LOVE THOSE EYEBROWS! PLEASE PUT THEM BACK, BOEING!


It really takes away that '737 look'!



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