B737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 883 posts, RR: 7 Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 922 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: 50 Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 862 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.