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Will The 7E7 Be 787?  
User currently offlineFrankhenderson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Does anyone know, or believe, that the 7E7 will become the 787?

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User currently offlineJonathan L From United States of America, joined May 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

I think it's highly unlikely that it will become the 787. Boeing has already been showing TV ads with the 7E7 name.

User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

I'm willing to bet it won't stay the 7E7 (I don't know about everyone else here, but that sounds like more of a drawing board type name to me), but I don't think it'll stay a member of the 7-7 line. Maybe Boeing'll try something new, like the 807, since this is a big departure from the style of jets that they have been building for some 40+ years.
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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

I think I too would not place this in the 7 hundred series of aircraft, but adopt something new.

Give the perception of something much more advanced then it's competion, It would be harder to do that with the old system.



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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

I think they'll stick with 7E7. This designation is a departure from the usual numerical system (=this plane is different) BUT at the same time retains the trademark 7_7 Boeing brand (=this plane is built with experience). The "E" also hits on the 21st century E trend... email, etrade, ebay, etc.



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

this is a big departure from the style of jets that they have been building for some 40+ years.

Considering that it's still a tube with semi-swept wings.... exactly what about it is such a "big departure"?


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

I think it's highly unlikely that it will become the 787. Boeing has already been showing TV ads with the 7E7 name

As far I can remember even Airbus did TV adds with the A3xx, now 380, But somehow, the 7E7 has already got the status of a brandname "to challenge Airbus", so I think they will stay, too  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Adding to CONCORDEBOY's criticism of the 7E7 being a "big departure". If you think the 7E7 is a "big departure" no doubt you thought the 747 was a big departure when it came out.... but the 747 did not get a special designation.


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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

im sure i heard somewhere it was going to be called the 808, but it might have been a dream

User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

Roberta.... I've heard the 808 theory from a few people but never was able to pinpoint a legitmate source.


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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Please...why would the 7E7 become the 808? It would have to be the 8E8. It will be the 787...believe...it will not remain 7E7..the E stands for experimental...traditionally with every aircraft. BTW, I read a long time ago, at the immediate initiation, is that the aircraft will become the 787, if it was not a guarantee, it was highly favored over the 808. The 808 should come after the 787 and the 797 are introduced. No need to skip...besides, I think, looking at the image of the jet, the designation '787' fits it. I pray to God it becomes the 787. Tradition!!!!! Tradition!!!!!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

This is one of the few times I agree with ConcordeBoy. The aircraft is still a tube with wings. Nothing radical about it.
I've also seen the ads that Boeing is showing. "7E7 Dreamliner". This is just an attempt to pique one's interest. IMO, I think the aircraft will be known as the 787. After all, the "E" could stand for "Eight". Regards.



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User currently offlineERJ From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2952 times:

from what I've heard, the E stands for Economical. After all, that's the major design goal, to build the most economical aircraft possible. But all other theories are probably accurate. Eight, E-business... I'd like to see it as 787. Tradition!

User currently offlineReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2904 times:

Check this out:

That "E" can stand for Experience, Eight, Economical, Enhanced, Elite, Experimental, Ebusiness, Express, Expertise, Excellence, Etc and Etc. Maybe some of the mature folks that have been around for years in the Aviation Industry may look back at how Boeing used to name, say, the 777 or 767. This might bring some answers.

Greetings!

Regu


User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2819 times:

As pointed out in another thread here about the B-757, it was originally known as the 7N7. The "E" stands for "Efficient" which is the big selling point of the aircraft to the airlines - the fuel Efficiency of the aircraft.

As for my two cents worth, it will become the 787 when a launch customer finally comes forward for it.

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

I hope it becomes the 787 'Dreamliner'....tradition all the way!


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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

the "E" could also stand for exception

im sure i heard somewhere it was going to be called the 808, but it might have been a dream

I never said it was set in stone. It could well be the 787, it would be the logical thing to do. There has been some speculation about the 808 though.


User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 747 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

You guys seen the wind test model? It's a 777-100 with those odd wingtips, nothing more. I wouldn't be suprised if the final version to be marketed looks like it. All those "wetliner" artist conception shots are a lot of hype, in my opinion. Maybe they should market it as the "Save our Butts Special" cause that's what they really need...


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