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Boeing's Fashion

Fri Mar 08, 2002 11:46 am

I was thinking today that Boeing started a fashion on aviation, since they used, I THINK, the first ever 3 number code on a plane... 707. From there, Airbus, Fairchild and Embraer have also used them. Is this coincidence or manufacturers liked what Boeing did??

Why didn't McDonnell Douglas or others did so??

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RE: Boeing's Fashion

Fri Mar 08, 2002 12:00 pm

Actually Douglas was in the commercial aviation business before Boeing. True, Boeing had the 247, which really help started the industry along with the Ford Trimotor...Douglas had a plane called the Dolphin first. Fast forward to the jet age, Douglas merely continue the 'DC' series after the DC-7 to the DC-8. So really the Boeing 707 was a first for them. Hope this make some sort of sense. Regards.
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RE: Boeing's Fashion

Fri Mar 08, 2002 12:08 pm

As I recall, 707 was: 7(# of Boeing Division, as opposed to military, space, rotary, etc) 07 (product number from the division).