rwy31r
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717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 1:06 am

What do you think of a 717BBJ? Did Boeing ever consider it?
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flashmeister
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RE: 717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 1:14 am

I think there would be a severe disadvantage with range, and also with cabin amenities since the 717 fuselage is narrower than that the 737/BBJ.
 
FlagshipAZ
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RE: 717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 1:17 am

There was a post about this same subject just a few days ago. Boeing did consider the 717BBJ...probably still are. But the range is not there...2000 nm max still-air for the HGW 717. But, anything can happen. Personally if I had the cash, the 717BBJ would be my first choice for a private jet.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.
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RE: 717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 3:09 am

As with any aircraft used for executive purposes, range would be increased due to the decreased need for cargo space in the belly. I dont imagine it would be to hard to shore up the range of the 717 with a belly fuel tank or two. Thats how the MD82/83 (the ones with the 160,000 MGTOW) increased their range.

Alaska Airlines MD-82s w/ belly tanks were able to do the old ANC-Magadan and Russian Far East flights which had 5 hours legs between ANC-MGX.
 
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RE: 717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 3:35 am

Personally if I had the cash, the 717BBJ would be my first choice for a private jet.

Ditto for me.  Smile
 
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RE: 717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 5:50 am

put on some winglets and I'm sold...
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rwy31r
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RE: 717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 5:53 am

I do agree with woodsboy.

There is no way 717 would be a canidate to be a BBJ unless the belly was converted to a fuel tank! I do think that Boeing will go for further developments in this field. specially if 717 sales prove to be slower than expectaions.

717BBJ would look more of a "ussiness Jet" than the WONDERFULLY GORGEOUS 737BBJ.
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RE: 717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 7:14 am

The 717 BBJ would be marketed as a transcontinental range aircraft and would also be marketed as a corporate shuttle. It just couldn't compete with the range of the 737BBJ. I'm personnally hoping to see the BBJ3. (757) We'll see.
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RE: 717BBJ

Sat Dec 01, 2001 10:11 am

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