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What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:54 pm

After the 797 is complete what will boeing do? What will they move on to? 808,909,606,505,404,303,202,101???
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:56 pm

Probably add 2 infront of 7. 2707, 2717, etc..
 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:57 pm

At their current pace, they won't run out until 2033.
 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:04 pm

The 7X7 designation is for commerical jets, while the 8X8 series is already designated (i believe for military...) when Boeing moves from jets to ...? (Possibly scramjets) then they would most likey start a new series, like the 919 and so on. I read this in Popular Science a while back, when the same question was asked.
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:05 pm

I say go with 505, or come up with a neat name for new aircraft, like Lockheed did with the Tristar, or Boeing did with the Sonic Cruiser.

By that time aircraft will be very different anyway so it wont be hard to do. Besides the Boeing 575 (have you heard of it?) sounds very catchy, in name only.  Big grin

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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:07 pm

I think that they shouldn't after 797 name the aircraft numbers, but just name them names like "Jumbo Jet" or "Sonic Cruiser" or "Mega Ark" (I know thats SQ 744F name, but it still sounds cool for a plane type.)
 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7&

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:15 pm

Back when Boeing was designing a supersonic airliner to go against the Concorde, it was designated the 2707... so perhaps thats where they'll continue from.
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 2:22 pm

BC-1, BC-2, BC-3 etc...Boeing Commercial. A nice tip of
the hat to Douglas.
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 3:33 pm

I thought the 9X9 series was used on the hydrofoils they used to make.
 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 4:24 pm

Is Boeing makeing a 787, 797?

I haven't heard of anything, at least not yet.

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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:06 pm

By the time they run out of 7's, it's likely that designing and building a commercial airliner will be such an expensive exercise that Boeing, as we now understand it, won't exsist.
Future post 7 series products will be truly mult-company, multi-national affairs.
I'm not predicting a tie-up with Airbus, though that's not impossible. More likely with LM, Russian, Japanese and other asian companies.
Sounds unlikely? Well if the 7 series last until 2025-2035, cast your mind back 25-35 years ago, and think how many big airliner makers there were then, compared to now.
 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 9:22 pm

what about 7107 ("seven-ten-seven")?

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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sun Jan 06, 2002 4:45 pm

I hope they'll probably come up with something completely different! 818 or 919 etc would be too boring!
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:15 pm

I hope they don't get too creative. Hearing "follow the Boeing super-duper-ultra-faster-quieter-smoother-plane" on the radio would get old quick.
 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Sun Jan 06, 2002 9:45 pm

Hey that wouldn't be too bad!

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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 12:02 am

7107 7207, 7307, 7407, 7507, 7607, 7707 7807 7907
 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 5:46 am

I hope that boeing doesn't keep up with the boring names (says the girl with the 737 tacked on to her name) I hope that the come up with somehting completely different! Airbus should come up with a new "thingie" too!
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 5:52 am

Hey I do like the idea of a 2707, 2727, 2737, etc.

But names woudln't be bad either.

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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:18 am

7A7, 7B7, 7C7....
or 7-7 is still available....
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 4:10 pm

Once they run out of numbers, they will just stop making airplanes. Plain and simple. They will do something else. Like make bicycles.
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 4:24 pm

Acidradio,

You made me spit my coke all over the monitor. Thanks! Big grin

 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 10:24 pm

I think that the 737/747/757/767/777 designation will come to mean a 'size' of aircraft in the market.

For example, by 2050 we may have a 150-200 seater aircraft called the 757, but it will bear no relation to the current incarnation.

Thoughts?
 
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 1:36 am

LuckySevens -
My pleasure.
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RE: What Happens After Boeing Runs Out Of "7"s?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:09 am

I'm pretty sure the Boeing SST project was designated the B-2707, since the B-707 was the queen of their line at that time

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