William From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 850 times:
The future of the 747 is up to Boeing,and how it market the aircraft. Boeing is in a sticky situation,it has knowingly or unknowingly built a competitor,the 777,and has to decide whether to stick to the cash cow,747,or try to market junior,777, as its replacement. The 777 however has at least a couple of years to recoup the R & D before it will bring in profits like the 747. I sure this causing some sleepless nights for marketing and executives guys or women.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4489 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 850 times:
Has there been any news of the 747-500X and 747-600X lately? Supposedly it was reported that they would in fact be put into production in a few years by someone on the forum who had gone on the Boeing factory tour.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
TP343 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (15 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 850 times:
According to "Flap Internacional" - the most important South American commercial aviation magazine - the Boeing's projects for 745 and 746 were canceled.
But since this piece of news (dated from 1997 if I'm not wrong) nothing more was told about what would Boeing be thinking about its 747 sucessors.
TP343, São Paulo, Brazil.
p.s. by the way, the model planes shown looked very pretty! I'd consider more beautiful then the current B747-400. They (745/746) would be a landscape on the airports!