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What Will Boeing Call Their Next Airplanes?  
User currently offlineOsloflyer From Norway, joined Apr 2007, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8611 times:

I’m sure it has been discussed before but what will Boeing call their future airplanes?
Now they have the 787, the next one will be 797 for sure, but then what? They kind of ran out of numbers to use.
Will it perhaps be the 7A7..7B7..Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3590 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8542 times:

I think they should call it Fred.

Otherwise, they could go for the 808, 818, 828.....

Still a long time before such a decision is necessary.


User currently offlineJetplaner From Canada, joined Mar 2008, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8529 times:

Presumably the same problem for Airbus, but they can still use A360, A370 and A390 before they need to get creative with names. Maybe they could start naming them actual names instead of numbers. Sort of like the Airbus Beluga, Boeing 787 Dreamliner or Concorde.

-Jetplaner


User currently offlineCYXUK From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8395 times:

they just add 10 every time, why stop now.

777
787
797
807
817

eight-oh-seven and eight-seventeen have nice rings to them!


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8309 times:



Quoting Osloflyer (Thread starter):
Now they have the 787, the next one will be 797 for sure, but then what? They kind of ran out of numbers to use.

Come on, we all know that once they run out of numbers, that's it, no more Boeing.  Wink

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 1):
Otherwise, they could go for the 808, 818, 828.....

I'd prefer 807, 817, 827 etc... Boeing's previous airliners have included the 247, 307, 377, so I think keeping the 7 at the end has some traditional value.

V/F



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8232 times:



Quoting Jetplaner (Reply 2):
Presumably the same problem for Airbus, but they can still use A360, A370 and A390 before they need to get creative with names.

Considering there is already an A400 I'm sure we will see A410, A420, A430, etc.

Quoting CYXUK (Reply 3):
777
787
797
807
817



Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 4):
I'd prefer 807, 817, 827 etc... Boeing's previous airliners have included the 247, 307, 377, so I think keeping the 7 at the end has some traditional value.

I hope they stick with 807, 817, 827....This keeps with the tradition with the number 7 as well as having the number 8 which is considered lucky in many parts of the world.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7874 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8077 times:

Silly you, you know they will never make a 737, instead keep stretching it, 737-1000, 737-1100, etc. And the 747-9 will be the new generation widebody. And with the 787 they got all the gaps covered! They won't even need a 797!


 duck  Yeah I know. Just FYI I am a Boeing fan  Smile



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7874 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8003 times:



Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 6):
they will never make a 737

Sorry I meant 737 replacement. I don't know why the edit button doesn't work right now...



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4395 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7850 times:

As said, if Y3 will be a traditional aircraft they still have the 787. Once a really new concept like the wing only aircraft, comes, this can be signalled by a new number If it is 807 ?

User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7718 times:

How about DC12, DC13...


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User currently offlineBaalzebub From Turkey, joined Apr 2009, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7644 times:

I wonder what they'd call after 100 or much more years... Boeing 1007, 1017? That'd be pretty funny.

User currently offlineBralo20 From Belgium, joined May 2008, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7634 times:



Quoting Baalzebub (Reply 10):
Boeing 1007

Maybe in a partnership with Peugeot? Big grin


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7610 times:

How about giving the aircrafts Binary numbers?

Or maybe letters and numbers such as XX1, XX2, etc?  Confused  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7557 times:



Quoting Bohica (Reply 5):
Considering there is already an A400 I'm sure we will see A410, A420, A430, etc.

The A400 is a military aircraft, maybe they will want to keep the A4x0 numbers for military projects. It's funny how this works. Airbus started with a300, because the a300 was originally meant to be a 300 seater plane. As it evolved to a 250 seater it became the a300B.

Boeing came to the 7xx numbers as the 4xx to 6xx were reserved for other (military IIRC) projects. And 707 had a nice ring to it. Besides, as mentioned by VirginFlyer, all their aircraft ended with a 7. So for Boeing it makes a lot of sense to go for 8x7 (assumint the 8xx numbers are available).

Airbus still has a360, a370 and a390, so it will be a long time before they need to worry about that. Boeing will be at the end with the 737RS. So if Y3 comes after that... then we'll see.



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User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7558 times:

I think '4' means bad luck in Asia while '8' is a lucky one, so it seems Boeing is in a good position, they can go on with 808, 818, 838 etc.

Perhaps Airbus will jump to 5: A520, A530 etc.

my 2 ct



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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7398 times:



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 14):
I think '4' means bad luck in Asia while '8' is a lucky one, so it seems Boeing is in a good position, they can go on with 808, 818, 838 etc.

Ah yes of course, that explains why airlines like SQ and CX never bought the 747-400  Wink I'm sure the 888-8 model will sell like hotcakes...

Airbus, of course with the A320 derivatives, have used the inbetween numbers as well, so theoretically there's no reason why the replacement A32X couldn't be called the A325!



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User currently offlineNoWorries From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 7282 times:

Don't forget about four digits -- the SST was the 2707 -- so Boeing could do something like 1707, etc.

User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 6968 times:



Quoting Bohica (Reply 5):
as well as having the number 8 which is considered lucky in many parts of the world.

I don't think the Asian airlines would consider 8 to be a lucky number after the 380 and 787 delays...



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7569 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 6797 times:

The Late-Delivery-Liner???

 duck 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24925 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 6768 times:

Sorry, but a miracle?  duck 


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User currently offlineStrandedinbgm From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 6384 times:

sorry, that decision has been delayed to a yet to be determined date.


It's 737s, 747s and 380s. Not 737's, 747's and 380's. Learn to use the apostrophe for crying out loud.
User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1013 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 6229 times:



Quoting Kappel (Reply 13):
Airbus still has a360...

A360 might not be the best name for a plane, though -- sounds like a plane that only flies in circles. Big grin


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 6073 times:



Quoting Bohica (Reply 5):
Considering there is already an A400 I'm sure we will see A410, A420, A430, etc.

Or since they had the A3XX series be all passenger aircraft, they could save the A4XX series for if they decide in the future to continue designing military aircraft. Maybe Airbus could then continue to the A5XX series for more passenger aircraft designs... The A500, A510, A520, etc sound pretty cool.  Smile

As far as Boeing is concerned... I say continue with the 8 series. Boeing 808, 818, 828, etc sound pretty cool. It helps with memorization to keep the first and last numbers the same IMO...  Smile



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7569 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5837 times:



Quoting Yflyer (Reply 21):
A360 might not be the best name for a plane, though -- sounds like a plane that only flies in circles.

LOL.  thumbsup 



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5805 times:

I would go

797 ex. 797-9 = 799
7107 ex. 7107-8 = 708
7117 ex. 7117-8 = 718
7127 ex. 7127-9 = 729

These titles are good because their is no 707-800, 717-800 or 727-900 at least from 797 to 7127.



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25 DiscoverCSG : That would give a whole new meaning to the concept of a "round-trip" ticket.
26 Pegasus1 : ...as opposed to the 'A180' (380), which, in Qantas folklore at least, with increasing frequency doesn't even get to do that! Returning to topic, 807
27 Allegro : Yeah, this sounds right ... Ah, a girl after my own heart!
28 Kappel : LOL, yeah, didn't think about that. Chances are indeed good that Airbus PR will not want an aircraft to be named a360....
29 VirginFlyer : I don't know - just to take an example I don't think the Boeing 1011101011 is quite as catchy as the Boeing 747, although i like the coincidence that
30 AirIndia : 420 in Indian law refers to fraud and is very commonly used term in India for fraud. Interestingly, in the late 80s, after the Bangalore crash of an
31 Bahadir : seven-late-seven sorry couldn't help it ..
32 EMB170 : Not to mention what 420 refers to in the USA...
33 Post contains links KC135TopBoom : Here is a little history from the Boeing web site: http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers...chive/2004/february/i_history.html Also, at Boeing, model nu
34 ExFATboy : Well, considering the development time of the 787, the 797 won't make first flight until just before 2040, so I doubt this is very high on Boeing's pr
35 Antoniemey : You goofed on that... 7 is 111 and 4 is 11... so if you wanted to go with just the numerals put together it would be 11111111 or 111 11 111. Using 74
36 Ikramerica : The Vaporliner Or Bob. Bob sounds like a good name for a plane. Or operating system.
37 Cosmofly : Boeing is using 7xx Airbus is using 3xx China is using 9xx I guess 8xx makes most sense How about BSxx where B stands for BWB and S stands for superso
38 Rampart : And has the same symmetry as 707, 727, etc. Along those lines, we can also use MoM, DaD, PoP, SiS, ToT... a whole new Boeing family!
39 Jalapeno : How about roman numerals? Boeing DCCXCVII
40 Cloudyapple : And of course the Boeing 929 is a hydrofoil
41 WESTERN737800 : Like others have said, I think they should go with 797, 807, 817, 827, ect.
42 Mayhem : Am I the only one who "feels" that anything 807 (or 808), 817, 827, ... would be back in the past? Mainly with the 807 (or 808) it makes me think of t
43 SpeedyGonzales : They can call the planes whatever they want, but I'll stick to Airbus if they ever call the shipboard computer Eddie
44 Post contains links and images VirginFlyer : I was using 747 as a single number - I hadn't realised it'd be all ones if you used the digits, but that's pretty nifty too. I'm pretty sure I have g
45 EDICHC : I guess they feared that it would be classed as only half as good as the old Boeing 720?
46 Post contains images FuturePilot16 : Of course they did. Here is a is of the SQ 747 at JFK
47 RedChili : No, that's not an SQ 747, that's an SQ 1011101011.
48 Isitsafenow : Might as well call it the EDIT because two of my posts on this thread have been stricken with no email message from the moderator. The moderator eithe
49 VirginFlyer : You might want to check what email address you have in your profile here - when a post is deleted, an email automatically gets sent to that email add
50 Viscount724 : I would like to see aircraft makers revert to using names as they once did, e.g. Constellation, Stratocruiser, Comet, Britannia, Viscount, Vanguard,
51 Ikramerica : Or HAL, ROK or WOPR.
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