Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 7383 times:
Not sure why, in this case, maybe its like software-its bad marketing to have 'version 1.0', always 1.2 or even 4/5/6/7 and so on-if you have version 1.0-people think it is untried, untested and not to be relied upon
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1224 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 7343 times:
I noticed also 7e7, already has -800 and -900!!
I would think they would save those for later more advanced or larger derivatives.
It isn't likely that the 7E7 will have too many more stretches, and if they do, they would fall in the category of a 777 replacement. This isn't the 737 which runs through nine sizes and generations...
Can someone please explain to me why Airbus starts its new model numbers with -800 and -900 (A350-800, A350-900, A380-800)?
Could be a marketing move to associate the A350 variants with the 7E7 variants... or perhaps continuing the same vouge as the A380-800.
I think Boeing picked the 7E7-3/8/9 based on the range and payload of the variant...
Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5550 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7024 times:
its simple, they are planning a whole family to replace all their other products
700- 400 seats
600 - 300 seats and replace A346
500 -250 seats and replace A343/333
400 -200 seats and replace A300
300 - 150 seats and replace A320
200 - 100 seats and replace A318
100 - 50 seats and compete with RJs.
the latter 2 will be a flying wing!
Alphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6841 times:
"The -700, -800, and -900 designations were chosen to reflect that the A380 will enter service as a "fully developed aircraft" and that the basic models will not be soon replaced by more improved variants"
This explanation comes from airliners.net aircraft data&history (before updating).
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29353 posts, RR: 73
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6723 times:
>This isn't the 737 which runs through nine sizes and generations...<
Actually, 3 generations and 5 sizes
Boeing's reasoning for the 7E7 numerology is actually a hodgepodge of reasons. The 7E7-3 (not 300) is a 300 passenger aircraft (in 2 classes) with a 3500 nm range, the 7E7-8 (not 800) is an 8000nm (actually more like 8300) aircraft, the 7E7-9 is a bigger version of the -8. And yes, the Chinese 8 had a lot to do with it. Airbus kind of had to do the same thing
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Posti From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 4414 times:
I think naming airplanes with an 8 for the Chinese is a little ridiculous. My number is 8 also, but I don't go out and buy a Dodge Ram V8 or a Cessna 182 just because it has an 8 in the title, I'd get the best product on the market no matter what the name was. I say go back to the -200, -300...
This proves the west is willing to do anything to make as much yuan as possible.
Dazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4237 times:
esotheric stuff like the lucky numbers is much mor wide-spread and serious in Asia than in the west. Considering that most of the traffic growth of the future is going to be in Asia, where's the problem.
And, would anybody in teh west buy a plane with a 13 in it? After all, there are hardly any row 13's in western planes...
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4174 times:
Those numbers are to indicate a final product, one where there is no plan for follow-on derivative. With the A380 I suppose they only planned for the stretch version is the market asks for it sometime in the future, perhaps its only replacement. With the 787, same case, I'm sure Boeing will claim to have researched all the possibilities against what they can offer with current models and even their potential derivatives of derivatives and came to the conclusion that there are so few options left.
Of course markets change, which WILL add new dimensions of products that we have yet to see or even make up to ourselves.
[Edited 2005-01-23 23:02:36]
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AirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4081 times:
This might be a little off subject but I thought I would ask anyway...... Would Boeing ever if they were to design a totally new plane give it a number that they had ceased program on i.e. 727, 757, 717 etc etc.... I know when Boeing was doing something with a SST I want to say in the early 90's maybe they called it the 2707 (I think I saw it in a book) any thoughts?