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What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?  
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

After the 797 is complete what will boeing do? What will they move on to? 808,909,606,505,404,303,202,101???


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User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

Probably add 2 infront of 7. 2707, 2717, etc..

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

At their current pace, they won't run out until 2033.

User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

The 7X7 designation is for commerical jets, while the 8X8 series is already designated (i believe for military...) when Boeing moves from jets to ...? (Possibly scramjets) then they would most likey start a new series, like the 919 and so on. I read this in Popular Science a while back, when the same question was asked.


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User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

I say go with 505, or come up with a neat name for new aircraft, like Lockheed did with the Tristar, or Boeing did with the Sonic Cruiser.

By that time aircraft will be very different anyway so it wont be hard to do. Besides the Boeing 575 (have you heard of it?) sounds very catchy, in name only.  Big grin

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

I think that they shouldn't after 797 name the aircraft numbers, but just name them names like "Jumbo Jet" or "Sonic Cruiser" or "Mega Ark" (I know thats SQ 744F name, but it still sounds cool for a plane type.)

User currently offlineFxra From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 707 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Back when Boeing was designing a supersonic airliner to go against the Concorde, it was designated the 2707... so perhaps thats where they'll continue from.


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5153 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

BC-1, BC-2, BC-3 etc...Boeing Commercial. A nice tip of
the hat to Douglas.



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User currently offlineShortfinals From Malaysia, joined Jul 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

I thought the 9X9 series was used on the hydrofoils they used to make.

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Is Boeing makeing a 787, 797?

I haven't heard of anything, at least not yet.

-Dmitry


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

By the time they run out of 7's, it's likely that designing and building a commercial airliner will be such an expensive exercise that Boeing, as we now understand it, won't exsist.
Future post 7 series products will be truly mult-company, multi-national affairs.
I'm not predicting a tie-up with Airbus, though that's not impossible. More likely with LM, Russian, Japanese and other asian companies.
Sounds unlikely? Well if the 7 series last until 2025-2035, cast your mind back 25-35 years ago, and think how many big airliner makers there were then, compared to now.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

what about 7107 ("seven-ten-seven")?

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

I hope they'll probably come up with something completely different! 818 or 919 etc would be too boring!


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User currently offlineJsuen From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

I hope they don't get too creative. Hearing "follow the Boeing super-duper-ultra-faster-quieter-smoother-plane" on the radio would get old quick.

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Hey that wouldn't be too bad!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

DC-10


User currently offlineValujetMD-81 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

7107 7207, 7307, 7407, 7507, 7607, 7707 7807 7907

User currently offlinePilothica737 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

I hope that boeing doesn't keep up with the boring names (says the girl with the 737 tacked on to her name) I hope that the come up with somehting completely different! Airbus should come up with a new "thingie" too!
 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Hey I do like the idea of a 2707, 2727, 2737, etc.

But names woudln't be bad either.

Wow there's alot of girls coming into the forum now, that's pretty neat!!  Big thumbs up

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3038 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3425 times:
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7A7, 7B7, 7C7....
or 7-7 is still available....



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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
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Once they run out of numbers, they will just stop making airplanes. Plain and simple. They will do something else. Like make bicycles.


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User currently offlineLuckySevens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Acidradio,

You made me spit my coke all over the monitor. Thanks! Big grin



User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

I think that the 737/747/757/767/777 designation will come to mean a 'size' of aircraft in the market.

For example, by 2050 we may have a 150-200 seater aircraft called the 757, but it will bear no relation to the current incarnation.

Thoughts?


User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3314 times:
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LuckySevens -
My pleasure.



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User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

I'm pretty sure the Boeing SST project was designated the B-2707, since the B-707 was the queen of their line at that time

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