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Should Boeing Have Lunched The 763-246C?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3718 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

I was wondering, seeing that sales of the 747-8I are not going so well right now, should Boeing have gone with lunching the tri alxe 763-246C? The 763-246C basicly had the same section 41 as a 777, but with four engines and a much wider body, so it could have been like on the 757 and 767, a pilot who is type rated for a 777, could have flown on this a/c. Do not get me wrong, I was happy to see that Boeing was updating the 747 back in 2005, but I just wonder, could the 763-246C been a better option.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31237 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 3177 times:
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There is little data available on the concept beyond the basic dimensions and that it would have flown 16,000km and carried between 450-550 people. Even with such little data, I have a feeling the plane would have been far too heavy to be economically effective both in general and against the A380-800.

With a 12-abreast three-aisle cabin, you would have significant wasted space in the crown and hold areas. Boeing did have a Skyloft plan for the crown, but considering how that gained no traction for the 747-8, I don't see it having gained any traction on the 763-246C.

And such a plane would have cost significantly more than the 747-8 to develop and bring to market.


User currently offlinetod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
significant wasted space in the crown

Until emergency egress from the crown area on widebodies is better addressed, that area will stay underutilized.
When you can allow PAX up there during TTL, then the game changes.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31237 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
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Quoting tod (Reply 2):
Until emergency egress from the crown area on widebodies is better addressed, that area will stay underutilized.

When you can allow PAX up there during TTL, then the game changes.

Well Airbus addressed that pretty well with the A380 and that is pretty much where I think the future is - two narrower decks stacked atop each other as opposed to one wide one.


User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1372 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Earlier thread on lunching aircraft:
What Is The Loudest Jet To Get Lunch Off A Carrier (by 747400sp Jul 26 2006 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)


User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5723 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2732 times:
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Off topic and likely for Non Av

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
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How does this become an excuse for poor spelling and grammar?



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