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737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:23 pm

I just noticed a picture at www.boeing.com that shows the 737 without it's traditional "eyebrow" windows above the cockpit. I know Boeing did this amendment on the 717, but I didn't know they were doing it on the 737. Does anyone know any more?

The picture in question is this one:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/photorelease/q1/pr_040112g.html

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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:30 pm

I overlooked the shaved off eyebrows in that photo.  Big grin I suppose it's a change for the 737, and a cost saving matter for both Boeing and the airlines.
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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:52 pm

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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:16 pm

That's a model in the picture.
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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:33 pm

Makes sense. Less parts, less to break, and since windows are a bit heavy, less weight for the aircraft to carry around on each flight, translating into savings for operators. Only downside is that the flightcrew will have to find somewhere else to jam a clipboard now.
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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:49 pm

A unibrow would have been something else!:D
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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:16 pm

If I'm not mistaken, they were suppose to eliminate them last year...but didn't. I have no idea why. Its was mentioned in a press release regarding the elimination of the 717 eyebrows.

The justification is that they no longer add value to the pilots ability to see outside the aircraft since improved radar, etc. is now installed...

I would think the weight savings would be minimal...but who knows..
 
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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:59 pm

I hear that the eyebrows make a great place to put your newspaper in flight...
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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:03 am

It's amazing what difference 4 little windows makes. It changes the look from the front entirely.
 
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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:07 am

I was under the impression that Boeing was considering dropping the eyebrow windows from the 737, but had not heard anything since the rollout of the first 717 without the eyebrow windows. Maybe this rending is their way of saying that they eyebrows will be going away soon?
 
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RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:43 am

I LOVE THOSE EYEBROWS! PLEASE PUT THEM BACK, BOEING!


It really takes away that '737 look'!
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