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What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 12:20 pm

Hey all,

I was just wondering what you thought the next 737 models would be called? That is, if there is any more 737 models. Do you think they would be called 737-1000, 2000, 3000.....? Maybe 737-1100, 1200, 1300,....? Or, perhaps, maybe 737-150, 250, 350,.......? Maybe even a new name for the plane, like 787-100, 200, 300,....?
I'm just wondering.
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 12:46 pm

I think the current models are big enough- looks like the whole plane is on steroids. The 737 was created for short to medium hauls with a small to medium passenger volume. Why not get a smaller 767 instead of a bigger 737? I don't think a larger variation of the 737 is necessary, looking at the aviation and air travel industry. It would cost a lot of money too, just in order to develop another model of an existing aircraft, when we could put that towards a new airplane altogether that would be more efficient.
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:16 pm

It's not that expensive to stretch a fuselage
 
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:37 pm

Will there be another Rocky? Big grin
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:43 pm

737 the sequel
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:48 pm

I think the 737 has been streched and toyed with enough for goodness sake the 737 has had its day. Time to build anoter new plane or stretch or shrink another Boeing product when the time is right.
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 6:48 pm

I think I read somewhere tha Boeing will build a new aircraft rather than continuing to develop the 737 past its lifespan.
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 7:29 pm

the 737 is getting _old_, even with a new flight deck, her basic design is very old ... boeing needs something new
 
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:33 pm

Remember the BAe125? The latest model was called BAe125-1000, I guess Boeing would go the same way, IF there will ever be an additional 737 model.

No, it's not true that the 737 "has had its day". With new flightdeck and engines, the 737NG surely is a good aircraft. The only disadvantage (imho) is the narrow fuselage, in comparison to the A320 fuselage. It's only a few centimeters, but passengers seem to value those few cm's. So I think for the next 100-190 seater, Boeing should develop a new aircraft with wider fuselage for 150-200 passengers (B787, for example), plus new larger versions of the 717 with standard 717 fuselage for 120-150 passengers.

Aircraft families are a good thing. But if that means that we get a 100-seat A320 (oh pardonnez-moi, A318  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ), or a 737 large enough for 200+ passengers but emergency exits for 189 passengers only, I start wondering. Well, airlines get what they asked for..
 
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:34 pm

737 - The Newest New Generation? Or does the 'N' stands for NEXT?

As indeed pointed out already, I don't think there's any need to develop newer versions of the 737. One possibility, within ten years or so, is to redesign current versions...

Ah, who knows?

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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:03 am

Yes, the N in NG is next
 
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:14 am

Howabout a 757-100 or a 767-100? I could definately go for that!
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:22 am

OK now this whole thing brings up another issue - what happens when Boeing uses up the 787 and 797 designations?
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 9:54 am

What happens when Boeing uses up the 787 and 797 designations?

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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 11:11 am

Isn't that an old Mazda?

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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:38 pm

i hope the new plane (if they make it) has the 767 cockpit and consequently, the 757 nose  Big thumbs up

 
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RE: What Would The Next 737 Models Be Called?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:46 pm

Hang two more engines on it=the "707."

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