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User currently offlineMockney From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 18480 times:

I haven't heard anybody mention a nickname for the 787 yet.

But, considering the pictures of the maiden flight (especially on here) recently, I think I have one.

'The Shark'

Because :

- The back of the engines have a jagged-edge pattern, remains me of Jaws' teeth!

- The highly angular, swept-back wings, especially when seen while on the ground.

- The Boeing livery, with shades of blue and the 'go faster'-like lines!

I know it's been called Dreamliner, but that's the brand Boeing have given it, what about the fans and industry employees?

What do you think?

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User currently offlineAirnerd From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 18458 times:

I don't know, do other modern look-alike twins really have nicknames?
Does the 777 have a commonly-used nickname? Does the A330?


User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18403 times:

I'm pretty sure that Dreamliner is going to be its nickname as that's what the media has been calling the 787 for ages.

Quoting Airnerd (Reply 1):
Does the 777 have a commonly-used nickname?

Does Triple-Seven count?



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User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18310 times:
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Quoting Mockney (Thread starter):
'The Shark'

I agree to the shark..... as the first designs of the 787 was like the shark on the tail.

A380 WhaleJet

B747 JumboJet

B787 SharkJet

PS: and the SharkJet eat's them all  Wink


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18287 times:
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The 'nice of you to join us liner'.


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User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18292 times:



Quoting Mockney (Thread starter):
I know it's been called Dreamliner, but that's the brand Boeing have given it, what about the fans and industry employees?

Remember that Boeing let the general public choose the name for the 787 back in 2004 (or so); I think it's a name that will stick, regardless of other nicknames.



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User currently offlineMSPSpotter From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18258 times:

Oh look, another 787 thread!

I had to laugh at the "7 wait 7" from ArniePie.  rotfl 


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6591 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18198 times:

Well, Boeing is always emphasizing about the revolutionary airplane it is because of the CFRP, so plastic plane or plastic jet or carbon jet/plane seems de rigueur.


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User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18197 times:
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Quoting MrChips (Reply 6):
Remember that Boeing let the general public choose the name for the 787 back in 2004 (or so); I think it's a name that will stick, regardless of other nicknames.

I don't think that the NickNames are important. Even here on the News those can't figure what is the difference between a 777 and 787!!

Maybe wait till the 787 is officially in the Air with the first Customer.

As I guess that the 787 will stay the Dreamliner... anything to bet on this?


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6370 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18062 times:

Plastic plane?

Somehow, CFRP Plane just doesn't have the same ring to it  Wink



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1858 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18019 times:
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For all of you nick name fans; http://www.b737.org.uk/aircraftnicknames.htm

The 787 isn't among them yet!



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17979 times:



Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 10):
For all of you nick name fans; http://www.b737.org.uk/aircraftnicknames.htm

The 787 isn't among them yet!

They're missing a nickname for the 77W. For me, the 77W is also called the Flying Sausage.


User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17979 times:
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How about
"All you haters who said I'd never fly can STFU liner"

It could catch on



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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17887 times:

Airfixliner, as its a plastic kit of easy assemble parts

Tupperliner, as its a better class of plastic box


User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17888 times:

The "Plastic Fantastic".


7late7, A3latey, Sukhoi Superlate... what's going on?
User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30865 posts, RR: 86
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17825 times:
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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11):
They're missing a nickname for the 77W. For me, the 77W is also called the Flying Sausage.

I'd be more apt to apply that to the A330-300 or A340-600.


User currently offlineAAExecPlat From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 635 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17810 times:

I actually think the nose section of the 787 reminds me of a killer whale / orca or a dolphin, so I would vote for Orcajet or Dolphinjet.

User currently offlineErchen From Sweden, joined Dec 2009, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17785 times:

Quoting Mockney (Thread starter):
The highly angular, swept-back wings, especially when seen while on the ground.

The wing shape reminds me more of a stingray. Compare the following two images (Sorry, I don't yet know how to embed images):

http://mesl.ce.gatech.edu/images/StingRay1.bmp
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Boein...d=5bf1f5b979bec933be0fa3126c7e5b04

It even seems the stingray has adopted the raked wingtip design...  Smile

[Edited 2009-12-21 14:10:01 by erchen]

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17698 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 15):
I'd be more apt to apply that to the A330-300 or A340-600.

I don't know, the A333 and A346 are just too thin for it. Plus the 777 is by design somewhat fat (or simply put, the fuselage is wider), so it qualifies to be the Flying Sausage (and I mean in terms of a really fat Bratwurst). The A346 can, at most, be the Flying Wiener Würstchen.  Wink


User currently offlinePolymerPlane From United States of America, joined May 2006, 991 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17643 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 9):

PolymerPlane ?  Wink



One day there will be 100% polymer plane
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19505 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17492 times:



Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 13):
Airfixliner, as its a plastic kit of easy assemble parts

Tupperliner, as its a better class of plastic box

Snap-Titeliner?

How about "NeverNeverLiner"? "Only in your Dreamsliner."

 duck 


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17403 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 21):
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 13):
Airfixliner, as its a plastic kit of easy assemble parts

Tupperliner, as its a better class of plastic box

Snap-Titeliner?

How about "NeverNeverLiner"? "Only in your Dreamsliner."


Re airfixliner, bearing in mind my past experiences, it should be:

Airfixliner, a plastic kit of supposedly easy assemble parts, which never quite fit  duck 


User currently offlineMockney From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 17257 times:

I'm liking all the suggestions, glad to see others see a resemblance with a shark!

Moving on from the 7-wait-7, someone must have already called it the 7-late-7 as well?!

Couldn't resist!

Keep them coming!


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 17208 times:



Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 19):
PolymerPlane ?

Or you can call it the aeroplane version of the old Trabant (aka Der fliegende Trabbi).  Wink Why do I mention the old Trabant? Because the Trabant used a resin-plastic based body (the material is called Duroplast) instead of a regular metal based one (such as aluminium).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant


User currently onlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2421 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 17047 times:

I'm calling the 787 the Porpoise or Porpoiseliner, because of the nose and forehead...


oh boy!!!
25 KELPkid : Well, if it were just polystyrene plastic, perhaps. But that it ain't It is (mostly) conventional plastic re-enforced with carbon fiber...nasty stuff
26 Flyby519 : Maybe the Dream Boat?
27 WingedMigrator : Nicknames are earned, not given.
28 Flybyguy : Yup... so Greenliner it is...
29 Allegro : Now that is funny! When are you holding a party to show them off Me too! It is a very organic design to me ... try to replicate nature in many ways.
30 Domokun : Drawing on history, I'd say it's the Composite Cruiser
31 BOACCunard : Those who don't like it might call it the Nightmareliner. (I wouldn't call it this; I happen to think it's a great-looking plane.)
32 JoeCanuck : In the end, it will be the media which decides the name. Because they kept using the name, the 380 became the super jumbo, and that has stuck with mos
33 LoserCruiser : Commonly known as "Big Foot."
34 TSS : Considering how much the 787's wings flex in flight, I'll suggest "Flexible Flyer".
35 Astuteman : Think this below is better... That said, I think Dreamliner will stay with the 787 now - either that or, er "787", which is what it will get called b
36 Seabiscuit : The aerodynamic wings really make it different than the other aircraft not including all the details. Why not give it the name based on the obvious th
37 Antoniemey : "I will call him 'Squishy'" and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy."
38 Oldeuropean : Why "the shark". The 787 doesn't look like a shark. It has lost the absurd shark-fin from the first PR drawings, because it is aerodynamically insuff
39 Tancrede : I would go for "PlasticJet".
40 Rampart : I opened this thread hoping to see sarcastic suggesions in the FIRST reply. I had to wade through 4 previous posts to find one. C'mon people! I love
41 Solnabo : 787: 7-Lego-7 7-Late-7 767-XL 772-ER/LR: The fat würst sisters Mike// God Jul / Merry Xmas
42 TN486 : L O L I like shark, how about the Leggo Liner??
43 T8KE0FF : I think the best name for it is the 'DelayLiner'. Good isn't it?
44 AeroPiggot : The Dreamliner....enough said!
45 Post contains links Aerosol : the dildo http://www.mossonline.com/images/products/dutch_dildo_310.jpg
46 Aviopic : Soon to be changed in 7-weight-7
47 Mockney : In response to 'Oldeuropean', check the top of this thread for why I called it the shark! Lego-liner, excellent! 7-weight-7, the top one so far. I'm a
48 Aerdingus : the flapper? because of those crazy wings? i know, a bit lame....
49 Baroque : This week at least it has earned the IFFliner. It finally flew liner.
50 Rheinwaldner : Headliner? I may be too weak to play with english words, is headliners not sort of a car part too? I just think that the 787 ruled the headlines from
51 BOSSAN : Now that it's flown, has it become the Jumped-The-Shark Jet?
52 0NEWAIR0 : Lol....all of this talk about plastic has reminded me of the "Barbie Song" that came out, um, God knows how long ago. Of course the lyrics would have
53 MasseyBrown : The plane will have to do something remarkable (good or bad) to earn its nickname. "Dreamliner" now falls somewhere between ironic and inane.
54 Braybuddy : While names sounded great in the past (Comet, Concorde, Constellation), in the early part of the 21st century they just sound quaint and old fashioned
55 Astuteman : Although as noted earlier, "superjumbo" seems to be the default aroud the world, and in the media these days.... Difficult to think of a nickname tha
56 Braybuddy : True, but I think that will become a generic term for anything larger than a 747. We can't really have superduperjumbo, supersuperjumbo or even super
57 Threepoint : I kinda doubt this would get much, um, play. But did ya have to attach an image? Are there many of us who wouldn't get the reference otherwise?
58 JoeCanuck : The same way the media got the public, (at least the public who cares in the least), calling the 380 'Superjumbo', the media universally uses the name
59 Post contains images 0NEWAIR0 : I think "whalejet" failed because it doesn't look like a whale... it looks more like a manatee! lol ...you can't tell me there's not a striking resem
60 Allegro : With Gold Oak Leaf Clusters! Yes ... they are both massivley cute!
61 PPVRA : 7 SNAFU 7 That just rings of Barbie Girl. . . Haha!
62 Braybuddy : Looks more like the adapted 747 (787 component carrier) actually!
63 PC12Fan : Beat me to it. Although I hear that's a common nickname used by ATC'ers. Eh, I can.
64 PGNCS : At least this is used on a.net with some frequency. I have certainly never heard it elsewhere (but I haven't been looking, either). You do realize th
65 Dano1977 : Not strictly on topic..... but for the BAe 146/ Avroliner Viscount 900 Smurfjet with 5 APU's The Gas Chamber Bring Another Engine, Airborne Auschwitz
66 Ghost77 : Great, made my day!!! HAHAHA g77
67 Danfearn77 : Or, in a report i was reading yesterday posted on a thread a few months old, the media cant distinguish between a BD A380 and a BD A319!
68 VHSMM : How about Boeing 787 Dud-liner
69 Post contains links 787seattle : Me too! Ehhh...check this out: http://www.b737.org.uk/aircraftnicknames.htm I liked "Short bus" for the A319, especially because I didn't really enjo
70 Post contains images JoeCanuck : Notice any similarities...?
71 Oldeuropean : But this plane doesn't look like a shark. And well, we both have this "tail" between our legs. Following your logic, we both must be called: a cat. A
72 Metroliner : Nobody's mentioned Fifi The Wonder Jet for the A320 - because it's French, pretty, and does pretty much everything automatically
73 Cpd : The one I've seen regularly is Lateliner - in reference to how delayed the project has become.
74 Gr8Circle : You're right, the 777 is commonly called the Triple 7....but I think that's more because saying "seven-seven-seven" is quite a mouthful.....however,
75 MadameConcorde : I would have to find a graceful nickname for her as she is such a beautiful aircraft. The Flying Ballerina or maybe something relating to a Seagull?
76 JBirdAV8r : Actually "Dreamliner" comes from a competition Boeing had for fans and industry employees. I think "Global Cruiser" ended up being the #2 choice.
77 EA772LR : Is it pronounced "Seven-Eight-Seven" or "Seven-Eighty-Seven"...?? In either case, no matter what names we have "Seven Never Seven' the 787 is a real b
78 AM744 : Does anybody in the world call the A380 'Whalejet' except from Zvezda (sp?) ? BTW, I can't tell why, but I think some people use that term in a derog
79 Hb88 : No. Not a soul. Never in the press, never in the media. You'll see the occasional old reference, here and there, but if you said whalejet to anyone y
80 KELPkid : When my wife and I got to the gate at SFO for SQ flight 001, and could see the plane, my wife exclaimed "We are flying on the jumbo jet!!!" It was, i
81 Tdscanuck : We use it at work fairly often, in certain circles. I've never seen it in the media. But I've heard it many times amongst aviation engineers. When I'
82 Hb88 : Interesting, I work amongst aviation engineers and never heard it once! Never. Might be the environment I guess
83 Post contains links Jambrain : You will get 58,400 hits for whalejet on Google http://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&q=whalejet compared to 6,010,000 for A380 so about 1%
84 DEVILFISH : Bottlenose? - Moko! The Swan, then. Sorry, but my imagination fails me at the moment and I cannot think of something funnily irreverent.
85 797 : Nemo! (Or Dory, so to speak) I'll stick to the 7-LATE-7 and the Dreamliner! On a side note, I'm one of those who agree this is definitely one of the
86 Braybuddy : Sour grapes?
87 ItalianFlyer : Or 'seven-wait-seven' Or the PlexiPlane
88 Threepoint : It's fine to be a fan of the airplane, but to be fair, it hasn't whooped anything at this early stage. It has managed to do a couple test flights, an
89 Tdscanuck : Not so much that, just emphasizing that it's huge, looks huge, and has a huge appetite (for passengers, fuel, gate space, etc.). Tom.
90 Braybuddy : How does that square with "derogotary"?
91 OA260 : Some people call it the ''Dreambuster''.
92 Tdscanuck : Because it usually comes up in contrast to the 787, which was designed to use less of almost everything for the same mission. I'm not saying I *agree
93 Astuteman : Than an A380? The 787 (or more accurately the 2.5x 787's that are actually required) won't "use less of almost everything" on "the same mission" And
94 Braybuddy : I know it's Christmas, and the braincells are a bit fuzzy this morning, but I'm triying to get my head around the logic here . . .
95 Caryjack : It's an auto part alright. If you are to high in the seat you rub your head on it. Highliner might work. It's a term used to rate the best fishing bo
96 LY777 : +1 I would call the A346 the "flying pencil"
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