Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3250 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, 2992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2791 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 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2327 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?