VS744
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What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:24 pm

What would you like to see boeing do to the next 747?

further extension to the upper deck? lengthened structure? any ideas?
 
djb77
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:32 pm

Nine-abreast seating. OK, I know it's not a realistic request but it would be nice!
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:52 pm

Fly-by-wire with sidesticks... only kidding!
 
VS744
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 9:27 pm

I think I would add another deck - so it would be a double decker, but still have the bubble on top.
then again, it would probably need 4 of the RR 777 Engines and a wing span about the same as the B52!
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 9:52 pm

I'd like to see them get some damn customers for it!
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 11:10 pm

Simply, I would like to see the 747X come to life.
I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.
 
VS744
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 11:40 pm

Boeing will have to do something with it, they can't just keep rolling out the -400 forever.
 
transswede
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 12:01 am

Not gonna' happen. Boeing has ceded that market to the A380, or what little market there is anyway. The upcoming 747-400ER is probably the end of the line.

I'm sure they'll make another 747+ sized plane at some point in the future, but I don't think it will be based on the 747.
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 12:26 am

What I want to see on the new 747? A landing seen from the jump seat (captain's seat wil do to) Big grin
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VS744
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 12:27 am

The day the last 747 retires will be a very sad day.
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 12:55 am

I'd like to see some CFM56 engines!
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 1:43 am

I would like to see a plug(s) installed after the hump to make it longer and sleeker looking. Long and narrow would be more fuel wise also. With the longer plane, they could raise the landing gear to install 4 lower thrust versions of the 777 engines. I think it would come out looking like the old DC-8 super 63 with the CMF engine change. Now that was one pretty plane.
I do not think it would be cost efficient for Boing to spend billions on a totally new double deck body to out-do Airbus at this point in the economy.
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 1:46 am

I would like to see me in the rightseat doing a nice crablanding. yeehaaa!
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 1:49 am

When will the 744-ER be showing up? Does Boeing have any customers for it?

Regards.

/gwl
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 2:07 am

I'd like to see ME on it Big grin
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 2:14 am

I'f like to see the upper deck stretched all the way back, even though it would eliminate the trademark "hump", with increased power plants.
 
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 3:20 am

A blue tail with a gold globe!
Actually flown: EMB-120 EMB-145 B717 B737 B757 B767
 
SouthRebels
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 3:29 am

A glass bottom or even a glass top, so you could see everything. That would be kinda freaky huh? Well, it's not remotely realistic, but I can wish can't I?
 
ly772
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RE: What Would You Like To See On The Next 747?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 4:00 am

Hmm...a 747-500???

-6 engines (772 type)
-seating:
first class: 3x3x3
business: 3x5x3
economy: 3x4x4x3