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B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:30 am

When will the Boeing 737-900X take to the air?
 
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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:32 am

AFAIK, it hasn't been launched yet.
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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:37 am

Are Boeing serious about it? I wonder which Airbus a/c will it be in competition with.
 
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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:43 am

Are Boeing serious about it? I wonder which Airbus a/c will it be in competition with.

Supposedly Boeing is serious, but no mention of it has surfaced for awhile; they've been focusing on the 7E7 project right now.

AS has been in preliminary discussions with Boeing about the 739X, but it's impossible to say how far things have gone at this point.

The proposed -900X would be a direct competitor to the A321.
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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:48 am

I Hear QF is keen to be a launch customer (or so its CEO was back in early 2003). Any other customers if it gets the go ahead.
 
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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:56 am

Virgin Blue & Alaska are also mentioned as possible launch customers.

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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:42 pm

My guess, as I've ventured before, is that CFM doesn't have an engine for it just yet.

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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:39 pm

My guess, as I've ventured before, is that CFM doesn't have an engine for it just yet.

The 737-900's engine "CFM56-7B27" is rated at 27,300lbs.

The "CFM56-5C4" used on the A340-200/300 is rated at 33,900lbs. And the A321's CFM56-5B3/P is rated at 31,300lbs.

The Airbus engines have bigger 1st stage fan disks, but the CFM56 core seems more than able to be up-rated to the 737-900X's needs; somewhere around 29,000lbs.


IMO, the only reason Boeing did not launch the -900 with the all of the -900X upgrades back in 2000 is because of the hope of the 757 line finding more orders. (as we all know that didn't happen)
 
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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:43 pm

All i know is at one point AS and Boeing were talking about a 737-900X, which would compete with the A321 and maybe replace 752 in some cases. I would imagine comparing A321 to 739X would be similar to a A320 vs/ 738 comparison...


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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:09 pm

Would the 900X be a streched fuslage or become a B737-900ER?. How many more seats would it have? and how far would it be able to fly compared to the A321?
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RE: B.737-900X

Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:11 pm

The 737-900X would not have a fuselage stretch. It would combine extra fuel capacity for increased range, with increased maximum passenger capability via two additional exit doors, to be located just aft of the wing.
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RE: B.737-900X

Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:03 am

And winglets! Don't forget blended winglets!
 
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RE: B.737-900X

Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:42 am

It would combine extra fuel capacity for increased range, with increased maximum passenger capability via two additional exit doors, to be located just aft of the wing.

Correct. One thing to add was when I saw a scale drawing of the 900X, the overwing exits were not indicated. Whether this is accurate, I don't know.
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RE: B.737-900X

Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:06 am

It will be an option for tour operators...othewise it will be limited to the current 800/900 seating capacity.

In normal two class operation, there is no regulatory necessity for the add'l exits (although for safety it would be a nice...).

The additional doors with accompanying slides weight an additional 750lbs.
 
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RE: B.737-900X

Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:19 am

And I like to add that if the aircraft is launched, it would probably be known as the 737-1000 series. On the outside it would look like an -900, but with two additional overwing exits & winglets. The fuselage, I believe, cannot be stretch any further than what it is now. Regards.
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RE: B.737-900X

Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:53 am

While I agree that CFM CAN produce an engine, there's no evidence to suggest that they WILL produce one.

Even if they are to produce one, they still have to have it certified. A year process after the first one flies.

It would need a 33,000 pound variant much like the -5B3 to be competitive with the fuel and cargo uplift.

That bigger first stage fan is a big deal... there's hardly ground clearance for it on the 739. The -7 is also the penultimate of technology from the -5B and -5C. It will not be instantaneous to produce.

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