Ahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4 Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3421 times:
My friend has a clipping from the Swedish/Finnish newspaper Aftonbladet from a few years back that has a picture of a concept 787 and a brief article detailing the project. I don't have the article with me, and my friend is in Finland and I am in ATL, but I do remember it being a sort of launch announcement. Did Boeing just shelve the plan, and effectively give Airbus the upper hand in the super-jumbo market.
Just in case you don't know, the 787 was to be a double decker much like the 3XX.
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
i saw a drawing in an old issue of FlightInternational regarding a four engined singledeck Boeing 787.
It resembled very much to an enlarged 777 with four engines.
In the same article I saw also a picture of a lenghtened passenger variant of the C-17/MD-17.
Those were just some proposal from Boeing for a next generation very large aircraft but they subsequently opted for an improved and enlarged 747 variant.
Mason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3146 times:
I believe the 787 will replace the 737 eventually to compete better with the A320 family. This is the one area where Boeing is lacking. Even though I am a huge Boeing fan, I believe Airbus has a superior short/medium-haul product with the A320 family. Hopefully the 787 will be more apt to compete with the A32o family with wider fusalage, newer technology, etc...