flyinghippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 660 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 37836 times:
With the 787 finally back in the air, and 789 ready for production, I'd imagine Boeing's design team will be busy with new derivatives of 737 and 777 - 737 Max and 777-X families.
While those derivatives will be an improvement on the current 737 and 777s, they're still considered an existing model/design.
Before Boeing introduced the 737 MAX and 777-X, there were discussions of Y1 and Y3, which were supposed to be completely re-designed plan that would replace 737 and 777, based on new technologies learned from 787.
Now that Boeing is focused on new derivatives instead of a brand new design, when do you think Boeing will introduce a brand new designed plane (797)? Would it be a true 757/767 replacement design? Or a brand new VLA (Doubt it)? 777 replacement?
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 28624 posts, RR: 84 Reply 1, posted (7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 37840 times:
Boeing's next commercial aircraft will be the NSA / Y1, which will replace the 737MAX family. Boeing preferred to launch NSA instead of the MAX, but the market was not willing to wait once Airbus launched the A320neo.
tortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 2125 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 37510 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 1): Boeing's next commercial aircraft will be the NSA / Y1
Boeing sold the 737 Original/Classic for ~30 years, Next Generation for ~20 years, and maybe the Max will recoup the capex even quicker? 15 year separation would still be a 2032 EIS, does that mean no new aircraft for 20 years (787, 2011 EIS)?
2020s will be busy with the 779, 778, 788LR, 77XF, 788F, maybe a 781ER but I would like to see concerted effort put into the X-48/BWB with a larger prototype and maybe even something for military use late in the decade.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 28624 posts, RR: 84 Reply 3, posted (7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 37058 times:
BWB development will probably be driven by the US Department of Defense's need for a new super-heavy lifter to replace the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, though with the C-5M Super Galaxy entering the fleet, that need may be well into the future.
BoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2765 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 36742 times:
Quoting SoJo (Reply 6): Surely in the future, one engine will be enough the way it's going
Considering the FAA requires diversion to the nearest suitable air field anytime a twin engine loses an engine, I'd doubt it. That would be a pretty short flight. I'm sure a one engine airplane would have a challenge getting 330 minute ETOPS certification too. Unless of course, you were joking as you should have been.
An article on flight global today is suggesting that a 737 Max 8 HGW is in the works. Only need 500 additional nm to match the 752. It obviously would be about 20% smaller but it could get a decent amount of the routes done probably about 25% cheaper to operate. Add that to the list of projects in the 2020's.
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 33676 times:
Don't forget that the single pilot design requires cockpit accomodations for the dog.........old joke. Although I'd be willing to bet there will be some sort of T7 NEO along the lines of the 747-8. But I guess thats not a completely new design. So I've gotta go with the 737 replacement. Isn't speculation fun?
Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
The 757 is one of the most beautiful birds out there. I'd love to see the 757 get revived with all the bells and whistles (sky interior) that is being lavished on the 737. And to think when Boeing created the 737 it was supposed to be a short range/haul shuttle type plane. Maybe a 757 done like the 747-800 (windows etc.)
Maybe day dreaming here but here are my ideas.
1. HSCT series with a combination Delta and swept wing design.
2. The revival and reboot of the UDF program for short to medium haul routes.
#1 could be a by-product of a military version. Just like the 707 was back in the day. Just saying...