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User currently offlineAir_Chick_757 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 187 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 572 times:

I wonder why Boeing and Airbus name their aircraft models with numbers? (737, 767, A320).
What's their criteria? Maybe 7 is Boeing's lucky number...?

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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 539 times:
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As far as Boeing, they had models with 7 in it, and when they came out with a new model, the Dash 80, the marketing guys thought 707 would work better than the older way (Model 367-80 I think, correct me if I'm wrong!). Airbus chose A300 because it was supposed to stand for "A"irbus "300" passenger. It turned out to be 250 passenger, but the name stuck. All the names after that are obvious. McDonnell Douglas is obvious too, DC (Douglas Commercial) Model 8, 9, 10, or McDonnel Douglas, Model 88, 90, 11. Hope that helps.

Sammy


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