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User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 785 times:

What do you think of a 717BBJ? Did Boeing ever consider it?


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User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 754 times:
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I think there would be a severe disadvantage with range, and also with cabin amenities since the 717 fuselage is narrower than that the 737/BBJ.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 740 times:

There was a post about this same subject just a few days ago. Boeing did consider the 717BBJ...probably still are. But the range is not there...2000 nm max still-air for the HGW 717. But, anything can happen. Personally if I had the cash, the 717BBJ would be my first choice for a private jet.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


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User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1029 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 686 times:

As with any aircraft used for executive purposes, range would be increased due to the decreased need for cargo space in the belly. I dont imagine it would be to hard to shore up the range of the 717 with a belly fuel tank or two. Thats how the MD82/83 (the ones with the 160,000 MGTOW) increased their range.

Alaska Airlines MD-82s w/ belly tanks were able to do the old ANC-Magadan and Russian Far East flights which had 5 hours legs between ANC-MGX.


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 665 times:

Personally if I had the cash, the 717BBJ would be my first choice for a private jet.

Ditto for me.  Smile


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7169 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 630 times:

put on some winglets and I'm sold...

User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 631 times:

I do agree with woodsboy.

There is no way 717 would be a canidate to be a BBJ unless the belly was converted to a fuel tank! I do think that Boeing will go for further developments in this field. specially if 717 sales prove to be slower than expectaions.

717BBJ would look more of a "ussiness Jet" than the WONDERFULLY GORGEOUS 737BBJ.



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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 611 times:

The 717 BBJ would be marketed as a transcontinental range aircraft and would also be marketed as a corporate shuttle. It just couldn't compete with the range of the 737BBJ. I'm personnally hoping to see the BBJ3. (757) We'll see.

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 582 times:

Aerorobnz, read all about the winglets here:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/501443/4/


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