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Boeing Site - What Does This Mean?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:34 am

I saw this on the Boeing site... what does it mean?

"Boeing is 10 for 10; the 787 will be 11 for 11. The 10 are:

707, DC-8, DC-9 727, 737, 747, DC-10, 757, 767, and 777"
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RE: Boeing Site - What Does This Mean?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:41 am

Quoting Amy (Thread starter):
I saw this on the Boeing site... what does it mean?

"Boeing is 10 for 10; the 787 will be 11 for 11. The 10 are:

707, DC-8, DC-9 727, 737, 747, DC-10, 757, 767, and 777"

Means they have built 10 winners and that the 787 will be number 11. I also notice there are a couple they don't consider winners MD-11 and 717?
 
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RE: Boeing Site - What Does This Mean?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:02 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):
don't consider winners MD-11 and 717

Damn those McD engineers!

Quoting Amy (Thread starter):
DC-8, DC-9...DC-10

Way to go Douglas!!  duck 

Seriously though, I find this lil tidbit 474218 found funny...
 
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RE: Boeing Site - What Does This Mean?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:08 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):
I also notice there are a couple they don't consider winners MD-11 and 717?

No. The 717 and MD-11 were derivative designs, not start-from-scratch brand new designs like these:

707, DC-8, DC-9 727, 737, 747, DC-10, 757, 767, and 777

Also notice that there is no mention of the entire MD-80 series for the same reason.

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[Edited 2005-10-31 18:16:39]
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RE: Boeing Site - What Does This Mean?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:34 am

Quoting N60659 (Reply 3):
No. The 717 and MD-11 were derivative designs, not start-from-scratch brand new designs like these:

707, DC-8, DC-9 727, 737, 747, DC-10, 757, 767, and 777

Also notice that there is no mention of the entire MD-80 series for the same reason.

I agree with what your saying. However, whenever I call a MD-80 or MD-90 a DC-9 someone slams me saying: I don't know anything about airplanes, I am idiot, and that my mother and father were not married!
 
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RE: Boeing Site - What Does This Mean?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:06 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 4):
However, whenever I call a MD-80 or MD-90 a DC-9 someone slams me

First off, I definitely wouldn't slam you for that, but there is a distinction to be made here. While the MD-80 series, MD-90 series and the 717 all draw their progeny from the DC-9, they may only have a passing similarlity to it today. It would therefore be incorrect to label one of the more recent members of this line as an "updated/upgraded DC-9", despite the obvious track to it's lineage. However the original post only referred to true "clean-sheet passenger jet aircraft designs" of which there were 10 from Boeing (including McDonnell Douglas) and the 787 would be no. 11. My apologies for being pedantic.

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