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Come On Boeing, Name Your New Plane!  
User currently offlineIntheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5717 times:

Hi All

Are we any nearer a decision on the 7E7 name? Seems strange to have got this many orders for a plane with no name  Big grin

ITK

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User currently offlineNumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5665 times:

What name do you mean? the number (changing from X to a number) or a name like Jumbo, City Jet or something like that?


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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1818 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5646 times:

Wasn't it going to be called 787 ?


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User currently offlineIanatstn From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5639 times:

I thought it was pretty much certain its going to be the 787 now... Can anyone confirm?

Cheers,
Ian.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5604 times:

How about B787  Big thumbs up
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineGraham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5598 times:

I believe it is going to be the 7E7 Dreamliner


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User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 417 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

The 7E7 jetliner won't fly. Not by that name, anyway.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/203750_boeing15.html

Anders



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User currently offlineIanatstn From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5583 times:

Thanks Anders,

I knew I'd read an article somewhere, thanks for sharing...

Cheers,
Ian.



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User currently offlineIntheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

Cheers all, 787 is is then?

ITK


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5428 times:

Latest issue of AW&ST I have, stated that Boeing will announcing soon the 7E7 will soon be known as the 787 Dreamliner. Regards.


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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

What happens fifteen years from now, when we have the 797 in production, what would we name the next plane? I dont like the idea of wasting the number 787. Let's conserve the numbers.

The 7E7 is supposed to replace (generally) the 767. Can't we call the 7E7 variety the 767-500, 767-600, and 767-700?

Boeing has already done this. The 737NG was not given a new number, and it was designed to replace older 737 variants.



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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

And the number 757 was wasted also. It should have been named the 767-100 because of the common type rating.


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User currently offlineDayflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

I think 7e7 Dreamliner suits it just fine. There is a lot of debate going on over at Boeing about this, read an article that spoke of that but can't remember where, perhaps the Seattle paper.


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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

Or if the cockpit is similar to the 777, we could name it the 777 Jr.


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User currently offlineGraham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5346 times:

Why would they change the name? They have been advertising the jet as the 7E7 with huge colorful ads in the NY Times, WSJ, and a lot of other Aviation publications. All of that would have been a waste of money and the public already know the plane as the 7E7 Dreamliner.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5230 times:

Boeing has already done this. The 737NG was not given a new number, and it was designed to replace older 737 variants.
It wasn't an altogether new Aircraft.

Let's conserve the numbers.

Are you serious.
Should we stop naming an Aircraft Model that is very different,just to conserve Numbers.Maybe after the B797,we could start with B7A7,7B7 etc.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5206 times:

Maybe after the B797,we could start with B7A7,7B7 etc.
Yes, back in 1950s Boeing had the foresight to use a hexidecimal numbering system for the plane models.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Seriously though, you will run into problems 50 years down the road when boeing is coming out with their suborbital ultra jumbo space plane and plans to name their craft the 7E7 because it is the next letter in series, only to remember that they used that letter as a development name



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

Boeing's 7E7 chief told me that the main problem with the '7E7' name is that there's nowhere to go from it...you can't call the next one the 7F7.

User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1639 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5077 times:

Wasn't it suppose to change with the upcoming order from China? Eight is suppose to be a lucky number in China and with the announcement of their order they were suppose to change the name from 7E7 to 787... but now I read China has put a moratorium on aircraft orders for a while so I wonder if Boeing will just go ahead and change it anyways or wait for them to come through?

User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5050 times:

Why should I care what number the Chinese call lucky. They dont choose important things like aircraft based on these things. The name of the craft does not make a difference. Performance does.

Since we are whoring ourselves to the Chinese, why dont we rename the Boeing Corporation the 88888888 Corporation?

I think 7E7 is fine.



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User currently offlineBOS2LAF From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

As for what comes after 797:

If you look at past boeing planes, (pre-707) youll notice that they just ended in 7, i.e. 377, 247, etc. So my best guess would be to expect something along those lines, and not 808 as some have suggested. My guess would be that we'd sooner see 807 than 808. Just my own speculation though. After all, thats all most of us can offer.


User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5018 times:

If Airbus can jump from the A340 to the A380 and back to the A350, Boeing can jump from the 7E7 to whatever letter they want. Maybe 7B7 or 7C7 for the 737NNG and the 7G7 or 7H7 for the 747/777 replacement.


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User currently offlineBri2k1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

why dont we rename the Boeing Corporation the 88888888 Corporation?

LMAO!!! And every runway should end in an 8 as well  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

The things not even off the drawing board yet. We'll give it a name when we're ready. Jeez!!! But I can guarantee it won't be 767-Anything. Most likely 787.

User currently offlineKaputt From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

"Boeing's 7E7 chief told me that the main problem with the '7E7' name is that there's nowhere to go from it...you can't call the next one the 7F7."

No, but you could call it the 7e7-100, 200, 300... and so on



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25 Argonaut : "If you look at past boeing planes, (pre-707) youll notice that they just ended in 7, i.e. 377, 247, etc." In fact, that only happened by chance. Many
26 AirCascadia : let's call it the B-350
27 Post contains images HAWK21M : Call it Anything,Just get it out on time. regds MEL
28 DeltaWings : Yes, it should be called the 787. And once the 797 is built, Boeing should carry on with 807, 817, 827......
29 777ER : I read in the Australian Aviation a few months ago that Boeing was going to announce its new number last month.
30 Greaser : If Airbus can jump from the A340 to the A380 and back to the A350, Boeing can jump from the 7E7 to whatever letter they want. But you must understand
31 Post contains images UairFokker : Well, I already know the aircraft by 7E7. if the aircraft already has a name, why change it? 787 gives me the idea of continuity, 7E7 of something new
32 Thrust : The 7E7 will become the Boeing 787. Boeing officially announced it several times I think, and there have been a.net posts on here with solid evidence
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