Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
Where has this '808' nonsense sprung from again? Come on, is there any real evidence that Boeing is even remotely considering this? It came up when the 7E7 was still a paper aircraft, and it sounded like A.net armchair guesswork then.
God help us if Boeing goes this way...it's an ugly number and every aircraft will be called 'Bob'.
MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2487 posts, RR: 27 Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
useless to discuss... Boeing said that it will atleast take 10 years before we will see a replacement for the 737, wich is doing great now... so lets talk about this in about 7 years... besides Boeing is now to busy with to many other new comercial planes...
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21310 posts, RR: 60 Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
Quoting MauriceB (Reply 6): useless to discuss... Boeing said that it will atleast take 10 years before we will see a replacement for the 737, wich is doing great now... so lets talk about this in about 7 years... besides Boeing is now to busy with to many other new comercial planes...
try 7. Airbus plans to replace the A320 in that timeframe as well (first of the line, at least), and Boeing won't let them sit back for 3 years and win the market.
replacements like this are competition driven, as there is ALWAYS A MARKET for planes of this size no matter whether they are new designs or not.
Not to mention the gaping hole the 757 leaves in the market and how many of the existing frames are pushing past 20 years by 2010.
I think you will see launch soon after 787 first flight with EIS for the first two models in 2012.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6217 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
Boeing should codename this project the 7T7 and give it its final name as the 797. It IMO should be offered two engine choices, by CFM and IAE. It should be in a 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 Economy seating arrangement, and size should range from the 737-700 to the 757-200. The largest 757-200-sized version should also have transatlantic range.
The Pink Delta 767-400ER - The most beautiful aircraft in the sky
Dw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1252 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
Looking at the current trend-- 797-8.
Frankly I'd love to see them go back to the numbering system used on the proposed Boeing SST-- 2707. Doubt that is going to happen, but to me the two represents dramtic, modern change while still providing the proud 7x7 heritage. Plus it just sounds better IMO.