LY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 894 times:
I was just wondering, what do you think Boeing would do for the 787 model? Will it compare to the A380? Will it be long like the 777 or small like the 717? How many engines? Tell me what YOU think about it.
Although I know that Boeing isn't even considering thinking about it for another 7-15 years.
LY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 784 times:
Good thought on the "Maybe the Sonic Cruiser is a ruse to throw people off while Boeing is working on another project", however, I don't belive that such a huge company could do that without anyone knowing.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12701 posts, RR: 80 Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 700 times:
There's already been a B2707, the abortive SST programme cancelled in 1971. Doubt if Boeing will want to be reminded of that.
But then there's already been a 717-the company designation for the 707 derived KC-135 tanker.
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 667 times:
regarding your post.........
boeing is still doing very well, but are starting to get their butts kicked by airbus if they dont think of something soon. If in the future, airbus buys boeing, dont forget boeing just doesnt build commerical aircraft. they have satellites, military aircraft, space, missiles, and more. That is one of the reasons they are moving their headquarters to chicago. if it ever comes to that conclusion of airbus buying them, they will only buy their commerical aircraft division.
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 659 times:
Elal106: I think CroFlight intended that to be a joke.
I heard that it was the SC that they were building. Remember, Boeing was 50% of the cause of the A380 existance. It was origionally a Boeing/Airbus joint venture. Boeing saw no market for it, and Airbus continued its research into the project and brought it to life. IMO, there is only an incredibly small market for the A380, but the market does exist, albeit a small one. It probably won't affect the future of Boeing.
Varsity From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 184 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 658 times:
I think the sonic cruiser will be the 787... they have a plane for every market now... with the variants there is only a 20-30 passenger gap between models... the longest 737 (800?) carries almost as many people as the shortest 757, and the shortest 737 (700?) is not much bigger than the 717.
People know the 7-7 moniker means Boeing, I think they should stick with it.
As an aside, when I was a kid I designed a 787 Super Jumbo (in PA colours naturally) a double-decker with 8 doors per side (4 up, 4 down) and 5 engines!
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2759 posts, RR: 20 Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 629 times:
NLA has a good chance of being the 787,, thatd be nice.
I always thought that Boeing will develop a 737-1000 to compete its family tree.
the BWB looks interesting indeed.The SST yah I think itllbe the 2707 or 2727.. but more so 2707..
Man what a plane it will be once it starts flying.
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..