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What Is The Point Of The 737-900  
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

I don't know the point of the 737-900, So I am asking it here. Why did Boeing take an existing -800. Stretch it a few feet, and call it a -900. What was the point of this? Why didn't they just make a -800ER. I mean, The -900 fits the same amount of seats as a -800. and due to the number of emergency exits, you cannot add more seats. So what's the point here?

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM PLEASE!!!!

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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

The 800 holds the same number of seats as the 700 from certain angles.What is the point of the 800?

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Donder10, I don't know. Good Question???



User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

The 739 was a deliberate minimum-change stretch of the 738 designed to add about 3 extra rows of seats. Max seating would remain the same (as no new emerg exits were added). Cert costs were low.

There are reports that Boeing is pondering a 739X with addl range & emerg exits for Euro charter carriers.




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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

The 739 carries quite a few more seats than thr 738 in a 2class configuration so that clearly is 'its point.'
YYZ717,I think Boeing realeased a statement about the additional overwing emergancy exits which should boost max 1 class capacity upto around the same as the 321.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

I think they have stretched the 737 to its limit. If they were to stretch the 737 anymore, It would strike the runway. Airbus has done it backwards because they went from A320 to A321 to A319 to A318 (Bigger to Shorter) and Boring went from Shorter to Bigger

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Oops, I meant Boeing.  Embarrassment

User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2509 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

I think they have stretched the 737 to its limit...

It could be done though . . . off course the plane now needs some longer legs, in order to prevent tailstraikes at rotation. Furthermore, a larger wing would be desirable, since anymore lift out of the existing wing would not be possible. The larger wing would hold more fuel, giving it true transcon range [no payload restrictions], possibly trans atlantic. The larger wing, more fuel, and stretched fuselage give consedarble higher MTOW. Now we need some nice efficient engines [RR/PW]. Since were giving the 737-900 design a nice refurbishment, finishing touches are a new cockpit design to give some more speed... Oh wait...hell...it looks like a 757!!

Seriously, the -800 was stretched in order to give the -800 capacity some more legroom, and increase two class seating capacity. The -800/900 design is limited in capacity by the 90 second evacuation time. In order to increase capacity even further, additional [or larger] exits are required. So the limited -800 stretch to the -900 did not increase max. capacity, however it did increased average space per pax. This is why KLM purchased the -900.

PW100



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

**Airbus has done it backwards because they went from A320 to A321 to A319 to A318 (Bigger to Shorter) and Boring went from Shorter to Bigger**

Since when has Boeing had success in shrinking their aircraft- 747SP, 737-500.


User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Granted, capacity is defined both by regulatory restrictions and airlines' needs, but the gist of it is Boeing wanted to offer 73x carriers something with approximately 752 capacity, without them having to introduce a whole new fleet type into their system.



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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

This might be the point  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3296 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

B737-700,
Now isn't that the brand-new 737-1000? Won't they just take a 737-600 and add several sections to the forward fusulage?



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User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

I doubt that Boeing will want to stretch out the 737 anymore because then the 752 and 737-x will almost have the same load capacity.

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Once the extra exit mod is introduced the -900 will do what the A321 does quite well.....It will be for airlines that do not need the range of a 757 type aircraft, but would like the 200 seats on shorter routes...It's a good idea, they just should have introduced the extra doors right away, I think they would have had a lot more orders for it then...


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

B737-700,

That's about the ugliest plane I've ever seen  Smile



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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2509 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

I would say it's a bit noseheavy LOL!

PW100



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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

B737-700, That looks like a 737-300+300+300+100+400

User currently offlineMjsmigel From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Are the lines between late-model 737's and the 757-200
becoming blurred? Seems the 757 would be a better deal.

MJ


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