LY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1141 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: 2 Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1031 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, 12955 posts, RR: 79 Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 947 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 (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 914 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 (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 906 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, 187 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 905 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, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 876 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..