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What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?  
User currently offlinePlanelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Hey all,

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.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2524 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.


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User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

It's not that expensive to stretch a fuselage

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Will there be another Rocky? Big grin


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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

737 the sequel
 Laugh out loud


User currently offlineBraniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2459 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.
BRANIFF PLACE


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2455 times:










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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7616 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

I think I read somewhere tha Boeing will build a new aircraft rather than continuing to develop the 737 past its lifespan.

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2421 times:

the 737 is getting _old_, even with a new flight deck, her basic design is very old ... boeing needs something new

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2903 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2414 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ), 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..


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2410 times:

737 - The Newest New Generation? Or does the 'N' stands for NEXT?

As indeed pointed out already, I don't think there's any need to develop newer versions of the 737. One possibility, within ten years or so, is to redesign current versions...

Ah, who knows?

Ivan



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User currently offlineJetBlueRules From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

Yes, the N in NG is next

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
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Howabout a 757-100 or a 767-100? I could definately go for that!


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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2360 times:
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OK now this whole thing brings up another issue - what happens when Boeing uses up the 787 and 797 designations?


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User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

What happens when Boeing uses up the 787 and 797 designations?

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User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Isn't that an old Mazda?

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

i hope the new plane (if they make it) has the 767 cockpit and consequently, the 757 nose  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1697 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Hang two more engines on it=the "707."

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