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Should Boeing Give All Of Their Models Names?  
User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Boeing have introduced a new naming system with their newest models - 'Dreamliner', 'Worldliner', 'Incontenental'. Even Airbus has started it with 'Xtra Wide Body'.

How about giving the 737 & other 777s names? I think 'Cityliner' would be a good one for the 737. I also think they should extend 'Worldliner' to the whole 777 range, and maybe 'Freightliner' for the Freighters. Any thoughts on this?

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User currently offlineDeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Firstly, Daimler-Chrysler would have a problem with"Freightliner" as it pertains to their freight trucks.

Otherwise, not a bad idea. Still would have to have a designaionof some type - "Cityliner 600/700/800/900, etc.



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 1):
Firstly, Daimler-Chrysler would have a problem with"Freightliner" as it pertains to their freight trucks.

Ok, freightliner does sound like a truck! Maybe 'Cargoliner'.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting EI321 (Thread starter):
I also think they should extend 'Worldliner' to the whole 777 range

nah, would invalidate the point of giving that derivative the name that it has in the first place.

I personally could do without the model-wide names to begin with... the 7*7 marketing is so classic as it is to be "tarnished" by that manner of publicity ploy.

Do enjoy the names given to specific derivatives due to their performance capabilities: e.g., the world's longest ranged jetliner and the 787 transport.


User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Nope, I don't like it - Boeing should stick to the traditional numbering system, including redesignating the "747-8" back to what it would have been before (747-500) and the 787 variants being numbered -100, -200, etc., not starting with "-8" as the base model.

Sorry, I'm a bit of a traditionalist...  silly 


User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

For the 9-abreast seating version: Cattleliner

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 4):
including redesignating the "747-8" back to what it would have been before (747-500) and the 787 variants being numbered -100, -200, etc., not starting with "-8" as the base model.

Agreed.

Always found the "starting with 8" concept to be rather odd (and yes, I'm aware of why/how it started)... look what happens at two derivatives.


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