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737's Without The "eyebrows"  
User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 3133 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:



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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 3087 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 offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8091 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 2873 times:


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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

That's a model in the picture.

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 2674 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 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

A unibrow would have been something else!:D

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 2464 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, 747 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 2320 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: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 2304 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 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 2210 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, 1745 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 2062 times:


It really takes away that '737 look'!

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