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Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?  
User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27372 times:
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Greetings, fellow A.nutters, this is my first post as I signed up last night, and I am quite excited to be part of this great forum.

I have noticed that many airlines and aviation writers refer to the Boeing 737-700 as "73G", but I have been unable to find out what the "G" means.

Can anyone enlighten me?



Thanks in advance

Ivan


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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2027 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27361 times:
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NG is often used for Next Generation. 777NG = 773, 773ER, 772LR. 737NG = 736, 73G (737 would mean it's a 737-100, hence the use of the G), 738, and 739.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27350 times:
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'G' is the 7th letter in the alphabet. In a reservations system, if it is still this way, the designation '737' is assigned to a 737-100. Logically, the 737-700 would be assigned '737', but that is already taken by the long-gone 737-100 (or could be confused with every other 737 series out there), so '73G' is its designation.


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User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3198 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27331 times:

Hey

The following website will help you with any unusual acronyms etc:

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/

As it has done with me.

Regards
MH



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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27331 times:

I think he understands why they need to use something other than 737 etc, but I think his questions is why G, instead of A,B,C,D,E,F,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

I cannot remember why either, although I do recall a post a long time ago by 777gk which explained it.

J


User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3198 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27309 times:

Artsyman

Reply 2 answers this question very well.

MH



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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27290 times:

Artsyman, Reply 2 answers this question very well.
****

Agreed, although reply 2 was not there when I was typing out my answer

J


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27268 times:
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Thanks for all replies, especially Acidradio, that made a lot of sense.

Ivan




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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 27181 times:

On a side note, no relation to the topic, Welcome to the forums, Mr. CRJ900!!


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 26855 times:

"G" is used because the 737-700 is part of the next generation of Boeing 737s. Since they can't use 737 because it could be confused with all the types, G is used for the -700 line.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 26840 times:

Reply 2 was correct. G has nothing to do with generation. Its the 7th letter of the alphabet, and replaces the 7.

N


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 26803 times:

Heres another one: A310-300ET! What does the T stand for, looking everywhere for it, so if anyone could help me I would be happy....
Thanx Big grin

Mike//SE



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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 26788 times:

Heres another one: A310-300ET

Eh...

Extra tankage?



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 26763 times:

N670UW:
Are U sure, or should I ask Messias on A.net: C-boy?  Big grin



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 26738 times:

Typically the "ET" stands for extra tankage, but sometimes it indicates ETOPS-certified aircraft as well.

You'll typically see AA/UA/CO's transoceanic 752s referred to as 757-200ETs


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 26729 times:

On the A310, the ET does mean extra tankage.

N


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 26720 times:

Thankx, thau know-how  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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