Britair
Topic Author
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 1999 3:50 am

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

Cheers.
 
Bluewave 707
Posts: 2793
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2001 8:21 am

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.
"The best use of your life will be to so live your life, that the use of your life will outlive your life" -- D Severn
 
N766UA
Posts: 7862
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 1999 3:50 am

RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:52 pm

Ahhhhhh!!
 
boeing767mech
Posts: 806
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2000 5:03 pm

RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:16 pm

That's a model in the picture.
Never under-estimate the predictably of stupidty
 
User avatar
Spacepope
Posts: 3492
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 1999 11:10 am

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.
The last of the famous international playboys
 
united
Posts: 264
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:50 am

RE: 737's Without The "eyebrows"

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:49 pm

A unibrow would have been something else!:D
Chris
The opinions expressed here are mine and not necessarily those of Delta Air Lines.
 
Greg
Posts: 5539
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 1:11 am

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..
 
Cessna172RG
Posts: 642
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2000 8:31 am

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...
Save the whales...for dinner!!!
 
Britair
Topic Author
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 1999 3:50 am

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.
 
srbmod
Posts: 15446
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 1:32 pm

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?
 
DIJKKIJK
Posts: 1792
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 11:03 pm

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'!
Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos