Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3153 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?
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2901 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2694 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.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2230 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?