B737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 891 posts, RR: 5 Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
Once in a while I hear about the 737X or the 737-1000 but does anyone know Boeing's plans yet?
Is there a plan for a new 737 or will the -900 mark the end of the most popular family of jetliners to date? I heard from a captain of the 900 series that the current airframe cannot be stretched any longer than it currently is because of tailscrapes on takeoff and landing.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1249 times:
I'm surprised that the -900 doesn't tail scrape on rotation.
Seriously though, Hypermike hit the nail right on the head. The -900 monkier is ONLY a number. But as long as there is still a market for this airplane, it will continue to be made. I'm sure that Boeing will come up with some kind of series number should they introduce a new model.