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User currently offlineFiedman From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 210 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

My Question that I want to throw out there is I am seeing with the newer Boeing and Airbus aircraft's are starting their fleets out with series -800 rather then start at -100 or -200 and working up from there just curious as to the reasoning why?


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User currently offlineTymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 948 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

the number 8 is considered very lucky in many Asian cultures and Asia is the market that A & B see as being the next big thing.

C.



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User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2560 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Marketing, marketing, marketing. The only reason they do it is to make the aircraft look more advanced rather than being the 'first' of a series. It's the same reason you don't see a 'Model A' car anymore. Now it's often more like a 'Ford Exploder GT-XLS-R'. It doesn't mean a thing other than making you feel like you really want one.

HAL



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1936 times:



Quoting Tymnbalewne (Reply 1):
the number 8 is considered very lucky in many Asian cultures

That's one reason why CX's HKG-YVR-JFK flight has been CX888 and AC's HKG-YVR flight has been AC8 for years.


User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

I went on the Boeing tour (PAE) yesterday to see what was new since two years ago and the tour guide mentioned something about this while viewing the 747-8 production line. (The first 747-8F can be viewed along with the 777 and 787 lines.) Apparently the 8 in the new 747 is related to the 787 being as it has similar avionics, etc. I'm not sure why the current 787 production model is the "-8" though.

Quoting HAL (Reply 2):
The only reason they do it is to make the aircraft look more advanced rather than being the 'first' of a series.

I have to agree with this one in all other cases.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2318 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1711 times:



Quoting HAL (Reply 2):
'Model A' car anymore.

I guess they shouldn't start with a "T" neither  Wink he he



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