CRJ900
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Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:39 pm

Greetings, fellow A.nutters, this is my first post as I signed up last night, and I am quite excited to be part of this great forum.

I have noticed that many airlines and aviation writers refer to the Boeing 737-700 as "73G", but I have been unable to find out what the "G" means.

Can anyone enlighten me?



Thanks in advance

Ivan
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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:43 pm

NG is often used for Next Generation. 777NG = 773, 773ER, 772LR. 737NG = 736, 73G (737 would mean it's a 737-100, hence the use of the G), 738, and 739.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:45 pm

'G' is the 7th letter in the alphabet. In a reservations system, if it is still this way, the designation '737' is assigned to a 737-100. Logically, the 737-700 would be assigned '737', but that is already taken by the long-gone 737-100 (or could be confused with every other 737 series out there), so '73G' is its designation.
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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:51 pm

Hey

The following website will help you with any unusual acronyms etc:

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/

As it has done with me.

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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:51 pm

I think he understands why they need to use something other than 737 etc, but I think his questions is why G, instead of A,B,C,D,E,F,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

I cannot remember why either, although I do recall a post a long time ago by 777gk which explained it.

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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:55 pm

Artsyman

Reply 2 answers this question very well.

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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:04 pm

Artsyman, Reply 2 answers this question very well.
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Agreed, although reply 2 was not there when I was typing out my answer

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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:14 pm

Thanks for all replies, especially Acidradio, that made a lot of sense.

Ivan

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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:01 pm

On a side note, no relation to the topic, Welcome to the forums, Mr. CRJ900!!
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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:33 am

"G" is used because the 737-700 is part of the next generation of Boeing 737s. Since they can't use 737 because it could be confused with all the types, G is used for the -700 line.
 
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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:38 am

Reply 2 was correct. G has nothing to do with generation. Its the 7th letter of the alphabet, and replaces the 7.

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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:48 am

Heres another one: A310-300ET! What does the T stand for, looking everywhere for it, so if anyone could help me I would be happy....
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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:52 am

Heres another one: A310-300ET

Eh...

Extra tankage?



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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:56 am

N670UW:
Are U sure, or should I ask Messias on A.net: C-boy?  Big grin
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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:02 am

Typically the "ET" stands for extra tankage, but sometimes it indicates ETOPS-certified aircraft as well.

You'll typically see AA/UA/CO's transoceanic 752s referred to as 757-200ETs
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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:03 am

On the A310, the ET does mean extra tankage.

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RE: Boeing 73G - What Does The "G" Mean?

Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:04 am

Thankx, thau know-how  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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