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What Happened To The Boeing 787?  
User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4444 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.

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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3236 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4378 times:

Boeing has yet to designate any aircraft 787.

The Boeing double-decker project was referred to as the NLA ("New Large Aircraft"). In addition to the NLA and A3XX, McDonnell Douglas was also studying a superjumbo dubbed MD-12.

User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4359 times:

The graphic that I saw, courtesy Boeing, had the title Boeing 787.

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

Let's see the picture!

User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1460 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4293 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.



User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

I heard from a member on this forum that the original 747-500 and 600 plans (the ones with the new wing design and that were scrapped) were actually to be called the 787.

User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4169 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...

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