airplanetire
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What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 4:58 am

Look at the Boeing website:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/flash.html

What is that plane? Has Boeing announced a new plane and I just missed it?
 
 
westjet_8
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:01 am

It sort of looks like the sonic crusier
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gotAirbus
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:02 am

You might have missed the discussions of the new "sonic cruiser" or the so-called "Boeing 808"


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airplanetire
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:10 am

Thanks! I certainly did not miss the discussions of the Sonic Cruiser, it's just that I had always seen side pictures of it and it looked a lot narrower and sleek to me than that plane on the website. I never would have guessed that that thing was the Sonic Cruiser. So does this mean that it is still being designed? I remember a few months ago, there was a rumor going around on these forums about Boeing canceling the Sonic Cruiser program.
 
Shamrock_747
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:17 am

Wow! The SC really does look ugly from that angle. I agreee with Airplanetire that previous pics of it make it look narrow and sleek - much nicer than the one on the website.

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B747forlife
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:38 am

I thought they were going to give up on the SC to persue a better 757/767 capacity/range aircraft...

Are they still working on the SC seriously?

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jhooper
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:52 am

I have a friend at Boeing who told me that the sonic cruiser looks nothing like the pictures they've been passing around.
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M27
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 7:19 am

I believe Boeing is studying two versions of the Sonic Cruiser. I think this is a drawing of the midwing version, and all the rest of the pictures or of the aft-wing version.
 
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:31 am

M27 - that looks to me to be a front on view of the aft-wing version shown in all the other pictures. Look at the canards, the engines, and where the trailing edge of the wing is in relation to the fuselage. It all looks exactly the same as the other publicity photos.

What I want to know is if they intend on having a 5 pane flight deck windshield, or if that is a mistake, and they will be sticking with 6 panes.

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H. Simpson
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RE: What Is This Plane On The Boeing Website?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:34 am

No, it's a giant squid fish in pacific ocean