N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1575 posts, RR: 21 Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3234 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.
Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3163 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.
Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3055 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.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2844 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!!!!!
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2792 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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ERJ From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 245 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2615 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!
ReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 491 posts, RR: 26 Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2567 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.
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 37 Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2482 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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Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 746 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2395 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...