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Boeing 797. Then What?  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

What are Boeing going to call their planes after the Boeing 797?

Thom@s


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User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

7107??

User currently offlinePH-BLV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

How about 808?

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2192 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

There's plenty of letters in the alphabet:

7A7
7B7

Hmm, there already was a 7J7 (150 seat concept in the late 80s).


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

The purpose of the "7-7" is to designate it as Boeings commercial airliner portion of their business. A "5" may be for missiles, for example. So I dont know if "808" would work. Maybe, like someone said, 7A7 would work too.


My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Leave that to the guys that get $500k a year! Then, mabye they will earn their salary. If that's all they're goof for. I'm a Boeing fan, but come on! Some of those higher-up managers and such get waaaaaay to much $ for what they do, which is basically nothing, except "what pretty colors to paint the pretty planes."

User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

You take for granted that Boeing is going to produce new planes!!! Aside the 777, from what I see, Boeing seems to prefer recycling their old planes into kind of new ones, e.g. 737NG.


Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

I don't know, is there? If so does anyone have a pic of it? It must be old if there is one.

Thanks

G



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

The 808, DUH!

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User currently offlineQantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

The new Boeing Aircraft will be named witha '2' at the beggining: example:

Boeing 2707-100
Boeing 2737-400
Boeing 2767-200

etc. you get the picture.

Kindest Regards,
 SmileQantasA330 Smile


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

By the time the design after the 797 is to be built, technology will have advanced so much from the current airliners we have a number change will be obviously a good idea anyways, for PR reasons - just as how the first jet was the 707.

User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

808 would work; letters would be a bit strange: "I'm flying on a 'seven-ay-seven' today"

Gmonney, there's no 787 that I know of yet. Though it may be a A380-type if sales of the Airbus model are good.

Cheers,
Corey777


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4574 posts, RR: 41
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

I doubt the two at the begining. The 2707 was the SST, and AFAIK 2707 represented mach 2.7, which is what it would cruise at... I think the 2 at the begining would be reserved for a supersonic aircraft. But it will be a safe bet it will be 8xx. Probably 807 or 808, but who know. I like the way seven just6 rolls off the tongue, eight doesnt, nine would sound nicer actually...


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User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1924 times:

We still have some years to wait to see the third new Boeing plane (after the B787 and B797).

User currently offlineYFE From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

What about a 8..8 serie.

Or you call it 7107 but that is to lang I believe.

Greetings,

YFE


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Even if technology changes alot before the plane after 797 arrives, Boeing would still need names for new aircrafts. The way buisness has been going, I doubt Boeing would go bankrupt or simply stop building aircrafts.
One possibility however, is that boeing joins another aircraft manufacturer, and together they come up with new names for their planes. (ex. BC-10, BC-20 etc..)

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Just like to mention that when I wrote BC-10,BC-20 etc, BC was just something I came up with. B for Boeing and C for another major aircraft manufacturer developed by the time the 797 is produced.

I suppose most of you understood that, but I just wanted to clarifie (sp?) it before someone asked.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

807 looks more likely for me... and if 2707,... then why not 1707 first? Or this was used already for something else? By the way, the question is less actual for Airbus since they have 350, 360, 370 and 390, but what then? 400 is in use already.

"You take for granted that Boeing is going to produce new planes!!!" - surely, I take it for granted, for both Boeing and Airbus.

I don't think 2707 was for M2.7, they were rather thinking about M2.2-2.4. But the wooden thing they ended up with didn't even make M0.000000001... There were thousands well-known reasons for this but still, what a pity!


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

After 797? Wild guess: 737NG2.


Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4574 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

The original boeing SST proposal envisaged a cruising speed of Mach 2.7. I believe the Lockheed proposal may have been slower. That was part of the problem, at that speed, you had to use expensive alloys...


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

All Boeing planes have traditionally ended in 7 i.e.: 247, 307, 377, 707... The next in the list is obviously 807, 827, 837,....

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