Planelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2243 times:
I was just wondering what you thought the next 737 models would be called? That is, if there is any more 737 models. Do you think they would be called 737-1000, 2000, 3000.....? Maybe 737-1100, 1200, 1300,....? Or, perhaps, maybe 737-150, 250, 350,.......? Maybe even a new name for the plane, like 787-100, 200, 300,....?
I'm just wondering.
Thanks for all you're thoughts.
Notar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
I think the current models are big enough- looks like the whole plane is on steroids. The 737 was created for short to medium hauls with a small to medium passenger volume. Why not get a smaller 767 instead of a bigger 737? I don't think a larger variation of the 737 is necessary, looking at the aviation and air travel industry. It would cost a lot of money too, just in order to develop another model of an existing aircraft, when we could put that towards a new airplane altogether that would be more efficient.
Braniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2134 times:
I think the 737 has been streched and toyed with enough for goodness sake the 737 has had its day. Time to build anoter new plane or stretch or shrink another Boeing product when the time is right.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2089 times:
Remember the BAe125? The latest model was called BAe125-1000, I guess Boeing would go the same way, IF there will ever be an additional 737 model.
No, it's not true that the 737 "has had its day". With new flightdeck and engines, the 737NG surely is a good aircraft. The only disadvantage (imho) is the narrow fuselage, in comparison to the A320 fuselage. It's only a few centimeters, but passengers seem to value those few cm's. So I think for the next 100-190 seater, Boeing should develop a new aircraft with wider fuselage for 150-200 passengers (B787, for example), plus new larger versions of the 717 with standard 717 fuselage for 120-150 passengers.
Aircraft families are a good thing. But if that means that we get a 100-seat A320 (oh pardonnez-moi, A318 ), or a 737 large enough for 200+ passengers but emergency exits for 189 passengers only, I start wondering. Well, airlines get what they asked for..