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7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 1:46 pm

As Boeing continues to plug the 7E7, and if it is to goes into production (lets hope so), do you think they may name it the 787 in place of the 7E7? I’ve talked to people who have though of it doing so. Does Boeing have a history of this? I know the A380 was once the A3XX during a lot of its development.

Also, anyone have an answer to why Boeing chose the 7 series? As well as Airbus and the 3 series?

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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:00 pm

I don't know for sure, but that would seem logical. I don't know why Boeing uses the 7 series, but it is a good marketing strategy--to number your aircraft in sequence and use the 7 to tie it all in.
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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:02 pm

Most speculation has concluded that it will most likely be called 807.

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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:03 pm

Boeing chose the 7 series to be the designations for their commercial airliners. Other series are different types of aircraft/weapons/systems/etc.

Airbus chose the 3 series because the original design was to be a 300 seat air bus, hence "A300". It ended up being smaller by the time metal started being cut, but the designation stuck.
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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:12 pm

Please Note.......... Boeing has not continued to push the 7E7. If you have read the recent business newspapers, they are not even sure if they will build it. With the shake up in management and a still weak economy, the Board of Directors has yet to sign off on the go ahead.
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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:24 pm


They haven't even had their meeting yet to decide whether to offer it to customers. That's Dec 15th.

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Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:30 pm

The new CEO has said he fully supports the program. They are most definitly building it. I can't stomach this anymore, of course they are going to build it!!! What else are they going to do? Just sit back and let Airbus take over the skies? Airlines need a 7E7 type plane, there are thousands of planes that can potentially be built! Why would they not do it?
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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:44 pm

In terms of precedent, the 757 was once the 7N7, and the 767 the 7X7. I would say it is more than likely the 7E7 will be marketed as the 787 (a name that was tossed around a bit in the 1990s with regard to Boeing's studies of a superjumbo type aircraft)

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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 4:39 pm

I believe Stonecipher has stated he's committed to the 7E7 and yes, it will become the 787.
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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 4:52 pm

In terms of precedent, the 757 was once the 7N7, and the 767 the 7X7

Wasn't there a 7J7 as well, that never took off from the drawing board?
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RE: 7E7 To Become 787?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:43 pm

Yeah the 7j7 was a proposed 7 seat across single eisle that was powered by a couple of propfans. Looked like an MD-80 with Propfans.

The J stood for Japan, because there where several Japanese companies that where suppoed to joint venture with them.

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