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Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:23 am

After the 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and now the 787, they'll only be the 797 left... and then? Any idea what will happen? Will they move on to 8x8?
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:28 am

I reckon 7107. Where does it say the number must be three digits?
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:32 am

797, 807, 817, 827, 837, etc.

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:33 am

Y1 has been renamed B737RS, so I'm guessing Y3 will become the B797. I don't think there will be any new models after that for a long time.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:37 am

Why do they have to be numbers anyway? Be cool if they used names instead, like car manufacterers

Boeing Sleek Arrow
Boeing Air Ship
Bowing Dream Machine

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:42 am

Quoting AMSMAN (Reply 4):
Boeing Air Ship

Air Ship? Like Air Bus, except it's slower and it floats?
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:45 am

How about the 800, 810, 820... Or would this be too similar to Airbus... Perhaps some planes would have a T-tail like the 717 and 727... Just a thought really...
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:47 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 3):
Y1 has been renamed B737RS, so I'm guessing Y3 will become the B797. I don't think there will be any new models after that for a long time.

Dude, 737RS is just a development name. Do you really think Airbus will keep the name 'NSR' for the A320 replacement? Or that Boeing will produce an aircraft whose full name is "737 Replacement Study?"
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:47 am

I'd put my money on 807,817,827 and so forth. Only thing is, I don't think anything will be coming up after the 737 replacement.
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:51 am

7107, 7117, 7127, 7137 and so on, I think they must keep the 7 - 7

Don't "seven ten seven", "seven eleven seven" and "seven twelve seven" sound great?

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:52 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 3):
I don't think there will be any new models after that for a long time.

Do you imagine that the 20s will be like 90s for Boeing and the 00s for Airbus, with the other company pushing forward with new development while they hope they can make their old aircraft competitive?
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:54 am

I am thinking that this issue is at least 20 years off in the minds of the Boeing executives...Not worth arguing over today.

But I would think 808, 818, 828, etc.  Wink

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:54 am

Quoting Glom (Reply 1):
I reckon 7107. Where does it say the number must be three digits?

I second that, it seems that 7 is their lucky number so they might do that.
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:57 am

I think Boeing may start 708, 718, 728 etc.
The Seven in the beginning should stay in my opinion.

Quoting Glom (Reply 1):
reckon 7107. Where does it say the number must be three digits?

They surely will stay three digits. It's easier to remember.
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:59 am

Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 16):
They surely will stay three digits. It's easier to remember.

But no easier to say. "seven-ten-seven" works just as well as "seven eight seven" or "eight oh eight" or what ever.
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:00 am

I think after the 797 the middle number will be replace by a letter. Reason is that the 7-7 series are well recognized by both the public and with the airlines.

707,717,720,727,737,747,757,767,777,787,797
7A7,7B7,7C7,7D7, 7E7

What will Airbus do? There numbers are less logical.
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 7):

Dude, 737RS is just a development name. Do you really think Airbus will keep the name 'NSR' for the A320 replacement? Or that Boeing will produce an aircraft whose full name is "737 Replacement Study?"

Maybe they will give it the ultra-boring development name of 737R when they actually get authority to offer.
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting Luis777 (Reply 9):
Don't "seven ten seven", "seven eleven seven" and "seven twelve seven" sound great?

Nope, I don't. Too much to get out of your mouth, but maybe I'm just a slow-tongued Southerner!

Quoting Glom (Reply 10):
Do you imagine that the 20s will be like 90s for Boeing and the 00s for Airbus, with the other company pushing forward with new development while they hope they can make their old aircraft competitive?

I think we're currently in the equivalent to the 1956-1969 era of many new planes and advancements occurring at breakneck speed. Then, we will probably enter a time similar to the 1970s, were there was little in the way of new aircraft (Remember: 747 and Concorde were developed and flown in the 1960s, and the 757-767 & A320 didn't fly until the 1980s, before I get  flamed  )
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:17 am

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 11):
I second that, it seems that 7 is their lucky number so they might do that.

Looks like you third and fourth it as well. Seven is so clearly their lucky number. Triple it and you have the aircraft that saved Boeing from total doom.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting Luis777 (Reply 9):
7107, 7117, 7127, 7137 and so on, I think they must keep the 7 - 7

Don't "seven ten seven", "seven eleven seven" and "seven twelve seven" sound great?

Regards

LG

Signed with both hands and both feet. Boeing should go that route, since they obviously prefer the numeric naming, focusing on the manufacturer's brand name instead (just like all those luxury car makers do these days).
I personally would love Boeing to "steal" the idea of the great British manufacturers from the 40s and 50s and go with "regular" model names followed by the legendary "Mk" denumeration... Nothing in my opinion sounds more distinguishing than "Viking Mark 1" or "Spitfire Mark 9" - just imagine how glorious would "Worldliner Mark 3" or "Dreamliner Mark 5" sound... puts much more soul into the airplane than combination of numers and letters...

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Nope, I don't. Too much to get out of your mouth, but maybe I'm just a slow-tongued Southerner!

It's you. If this country follows this path down, my grandchildren would probably speak with abbreviations only... puts great Shakespearean language to shame...      

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:37 am

Boeing would do well to consider using "8" as a prefix to new aircraft in the future - in many Asian countries, "8" is a lucky number.

I can just see a Boeing "888" registered JA8888!!  rotfl 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:58 am

Quoting AMSMAN (Reply 4):
Why do they have to be numbers anyway? Be cool if they used names instead, like car manufacterers

Boeing Sleek Arrow
Boeing Air Ship
Bowing Dream Machine

Anyone else think this could work? No? Ok - I'll get my coat!

Boeing Dream Machine? I think they already used that card on Dreamliner....Notice that the better automakers don't really use names as much as numbers, like BMW 750i, Mercedes S550, Ferrari F430, Volvo S60, Porsche 911, etc.

Quoting Glom (Reply 10):

Do you imagine that the 20s will be like 90s for Boeing and the 00s for Airbus, with the other company pushing forward with new development while they hope they can make their old aircraft competitive?

Hmm, well, it looks like 787 will be selling strong for atleast a decade after launch, so atleast 2020. 777 is still selling strong over a decade after launch, and looks to keep selling for years to come. I think Boeing will keep updating their products to stay competitive. The past 5 years at Airbus have been mostly just poor management and complacency. But I swear I think angels will sing the day they let that old A300 cross section go.


They might keep the 737 moniker for the Y1 - 737-3 737-8 737-10, like with dreamliner and 747-8 .... etc. then Y3 can be 797, which will be fitting....

I'm just giddy to see what they develop for Y3
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:13 am

FlyDreamliner (reply 21) wrote:

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Notice that the better automakers don't really use names as much as numbers, like BMW 750i, Mercedes S550, Ferrari F430, Volvo S60, Porsche 911, etc.



No way...

Also less perfect cars like Alfa Romeo and mainstream cars like Peugeot use numbers... What about the Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg, Renault Twingo, Bentley Silver Spur etc.

I think it can be better said that American car maker have mostly names (Thunderbird, Explorer, Corvette, Tahoe etc.) and european and japanese car makers have both (350Z, Murano, LS400, Camry, Passat, Cayenne, 911, 607, Vito, Twingo)

As for Boeing: after the 797 we will get the 7A7, 7B7, 7C7. (like I mentioned before).
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 7):

Dude, 737RS is just a development name. Do you really think Airbus will keep the name 'NSR' for the A320 replacement? Or that Boeing will produce an aircraft whose full name is "737 Replacement Study?"

No, and I didn't say that. The following idea from Dreamliner seems more likely.

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 21):

They might keep the 737 moniker for the Y1 - 737-3 737-8 737-10, like with dreamliner and 747-8 .... etc. then Y3 can be 797, which will be fitting....



Quoting Glom (Reply 10):

Do you imagine that the 20s will be like 90s for Boeing and the 00s for Airbus, with the other company pushing forward with new development while they hope they can make their old aircraft competitive?

I think it may be nearer to what KYAir suggests below.

Quoting KYAir (Reply 20):
I think we're currently in the equivalent to the 1956-1969 era of many new planes and advancements occurring at breakneck speed. Then, we will probably enter a time similar to the 1970s, were there was little in the way of new aircraft

After the switch to composite fuselages and bleedless electric systems, I expect a period of stability until we're ready for fully automated flying and a generation of airliners can be built without cockpits. That could be a ways off yet.

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 21):
I'm just giddy to see what they develop for Y3

Don't forget that Airbus has an even greater need to develop something in this space. I expect these to be competitive and to be a big advance over the A340-600/B777-300ER/JumboJet/WhaleJet.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:09 am

I got a better idea. Get one of those lotto ball machines and whatever numbers come out that will be the name of the airplane.  Big grin
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:11 am

I wouldn't worry. The name 777 is around for a long time. Y3 could be nothing more that 777 with a composite fuselage and everything else we've learned form 787/797. (kind of what Airbus is thinking about doing with A340-600E). People associate excellence with the 777 name/nomenclature.

I'm one of those who really believes if the market needs something bigger than 777-300, Boeing will develop a 777-X, which will be a an all new composite 777 (composite fuselage, large windows, bleedless engines > than GE90-115B with GenEx technology.., wing treatments). Landing gear might need more than triple bogey if 777 is stretch a few more meters/few more lbs? Who knows. Composite fuselage could offset weight increase of stretch? Thinner walls due to composite could yield a very minor seat width increase in 10 abreast? Wild guess here. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a 777-8, 777-9, 777-10 as Y3. Boeing got it right with the 777 Fuselage diameter, cargo, interior options, crown space, no need to re-invent much here. Do we really have to give it a new name altogether?

Y3 - nnG 777-8, 777-9, 777-10 massively upgraded 777.
Y2 787-3, 787-8, 787-9, 787-10 all new plane
Y1 - 797-8, 797-9, 797-10 all new plane

are all fine. Some might argue leaving the 737 name, but I think not because many may remember/think smaller diameter than Airbus, which won't exist with the NNG737. It will be appropriate to name Y1 -797

When they start replacing these is when we can see an entirely new naming convention.

'77, '87, '97 are great. roll off the tongue nice. are sequential.

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:20 am

I'll throw my "vote" in for 807, 817, etc...

Why? Look at history. 247. 307. 377. Except for a couple of models, every commercial Boeing airliner has had a three digit number, ending in 7. I don't think they'll stop with 797.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:22 am

Boeing is going to slap 4 GE90's to a triple deck 747, and call it a B-380 Shamu-Jet.  duck 
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:23 am

Quoting Luis777 (Reply 9):
7107, 7117, 7127, 7137 and so on, I think they must keep the 7 - 7

Don't "seven ten seven", "seven eleven seven" and "seven twelve seven" sound great?

Ah, I can see it now...

"Thank you for flying BlueSky Airlines' Boeing Seven Eleven Seven, nonstop service to Orlando. Now that the captain has turned off the four-point harness light, your cabin crew will begin beverage and snack service. For this flight, we are pleased to offer you a wide selection of exciting Slurpee tasty beverages as well as Big Eats and Big Bite snack options..."

Also, just imagine the "7117-342". Looks more like a phone number or part of the tax code than an a/c id...
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:28 am

Quoting ODwyerPW (Reply 25):

I'm one of those who really believes if the market needs something bigger than 777-300, Boeing will develop a 777-X, which will be a an all new composite 777 (composite fuselage, large windows, bleedless engines > than GE90-115B with GenEx technology.., wing treatments). Landing gear might need more than triple bogey if 777 is stretch a few more meters/few more lbs? Who knows. Composite fuselage could offset weight increase of stretch? Thinner walls due to composite could yield a very minor seat width increase in 10 abreast? Wild guess here. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a 777-8, 777-9, 777-10 as Y3. Boeing got it right with the 777 Fuselage diameter, cargo, interior options, crown space, no need to re-invent much here. Do we really have to give it a new name altogether?

I expect Y3 to have a significantly larger exterior cross-section than the B777. I also expect Y3 will have a non-circular cross-section with height greater than width and very slightly rectangular. The structural advantages of the circular cross-section are minimized by the inherent rigidity of a composite fuselage. I think Boeing will want to put as much as possible (other than passenger seating) on a minimal upper deck e.g. lavs, Y galleys, crew rest, passenger sleeping bunks, cockpit, etc.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:30 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 29):
The structural advantages of the circular cross-section are minimized by the inherent rigidity of a composite fuselage.

The aerodynamic advantages aren't though.  Wink
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:32 am

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 27):
Boeing is going to slap 4 GE90's to a triple deck 747, and call it a B-380 Shamu-Jet.

Any ideas as to what this is or would look like, besides rediculously and insanely large???
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:39 am

Quoting ODwyerPW (Reply 25):
I wouldn't worry. The name 777 is around for a long time. Y3 could be nothing more that 777 with a composite fuselage and everything else we've learned form 787/797. (kind of what Airbus is thinking about doing with A340-600E). People associate excellence with the 777 name/nomenclature.

I'm one of those who really believes if the market needs something bigger than 777-300, Boeing will develop a 777-X, which will be a an all new composite 777 (composite fuselage, large windows, bleedless engines > than GE90-115B with GenEx technology.., wing treatments). Landing gear might need more than triple bogey if 777 is stretch a few more meters/few more lbs? Who knows. Composite fuselage could offset weight increase of stretch? Thinner walls due to composite could yield a very minor seat width increase in 10 abreast? Wild guess here. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a 777-8, 777-9, 777-10 as Y3. Boeing got it right with the 777 Fuselage diameter, cargo, interior options, crown space, no need to re-invent much here. Do we really have to give it a new name altogether?

Y3 - nnG 777-8, 777-9, 777-10 massively upgraded 777.
Y2 787-3, 787-8, 787-9, 787-10 all new plane
Y1 - 797-8, 797-9, 797-10 all new plane

are all fine. Some might argue leaving the 737 name, but I think not because many may remember/think smaller diameter than Airbus, which won't exist with the NNG737. It will be appropriate to name Y1 -797

When they start replacing these is when we can see an entirely new naming convention.

'77, '87, '97 are great. roll off the tongue nice. are sequential.

What do I know?

You're on to something here. I think Boeing has a lot of brand equity invested in the 7X7 naming scheme and should keep it.

Their largest plane should always be called the 747
Mid-size should be called 777 and 787
Shorter-range should keep the 737 name

To differentiate from prior generations, they could add a fancy name after the hyphen. Like "747-Sky Master" or something. Just like the 787-Dreamliner. That name needn't ever change. It should be the same regardless of what product Boeing ultimately selects in 20 years to replace it. It'll arguably be in the same size class, so it should remain "787-Dreamliner". It'll be referred to as the "All-New 787-Dreamliner."

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:40 am

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 27):
Boeing is going to slap 4 GE90's to a triple deck 747, and call it a B-380 Shamu-Jet.

That's a great name. The Shamu-Jet.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:43 am

Im thinking of 818,828,838,848,858 - 898
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:55 am

Quoting Cruiser (Reply 11):
808, 818, 828,

I agree, I think the the 8 series could signal a new generation of aircraft, maybe that is when the Delta Flying Wing is introduced.

I think having an 8 on both ends of a three digit number could become a powerful symbol just like the 7 is now. The numbering system is catchy because the number is repeated on both ends, not because it is a 7.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:00 am

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 30):
The aerodynamic advantages aren't though.

True, but the aerodynamic differences between a circular B777 and a non-circular B787 are negligible. Even the highly non-circular JumboJet and WhaleJet don't give up much in aerodynamics compared to a circular cross-section.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:39 am

Hopefully when it comes round to designing a 7107, 807, A420 or what ever floats your boat; we might have moved on to something bigger, better and hopefully faster serving international travel. Electromagnetic trains or civilian space travel.

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:25 am

After the 797, Boeing should either go to the 7107, 7117, etc., or do what they were going to do a few years ago, and start with the 2707, 2717, etc.

Either one works fine for me; I think that going to the 8-series would be a huge marketing mistake, just like the song "Rhapsody in Blue" is in everyone's mind as the United Airlines theme music, the "7's" are known by all as Boeing passenger aircraft.

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting Cruiser (Reply 11):
I am thinking that this issue is at least 20 years off in the minds of the Boeing executives.

Provided they hear the calling and graduate college soon.  Wink

Quoting Cruiser (Reply 11):
...Not worth arguing over today.

Agreed, but technically we can but it would be in vain as no one in here has that kind of influence over those types of decisions. Personally, I'm glad.

Quoting Lijnden (Reply 15):
What will Airbus do? There numbers are less logical.

Had you replaced "are" with "appears" your opinion would not have sound like common sense. At least Airbus has 3 more choices left, A360, A370 and A390.

Quoting ODwyerPW (Reply 25):
Y3 - nnG 777-8, 777-9, 777-10 massively upgraded 777.

I think Y3 may be a 777-ish or counsin, but that the pax range goes from 300-600 makes me hesitant to insist on it.

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 26):
I'll throw my "vote" in for 807, 817, etc...

Why? Look at history. 247. 307. 377.

There were very dramatic changes between even those aircraft at the time, and I don't mean a fuselage material change or bleedless engine. I mean DRAMATIC, from a piston cycle to a jet or hydraulic to FBW, that is a jump! The plane after 797 better be special, otherwise the name is just a waste, something to satisfy the loyalists and PR folks...

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 29):
I expect Y3 to have a significantly larger exterior cross-section than the B777. I also expect Y3 will have a non-circular cross-section with height greater than width and very slightly rectangular.

Why do you have expectations on conceptual studies? You'll end up like those who bitch about 7E7's "sharkfin" honestly believing Boeing broke promises. Big grin How much change are you willing to tolerate?
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:45 am

Quoting Luis777 (Reply 9):
Don't "seven ten seven", "seven eleven seven" and "seven twelve seven" sound great?

I do kind of like it, until you get into the "teens" -- 7177 "seven seventeen seven."

Speaking of which, how would you say that in, say, French? (For that matter, how do you say Boeing's current like, ie the 777, in French slang? C'est pas sept-sent soixante dix-sept, evidemment... donc dit-on le "T7?") Would you say simply "dix-sept" for 7177 and dix-huit for 7187?

I love this thread! Both sides can finally get along and unlike the sales campaign threads, maybe something will actually come out of the names suggested here (though at great legal lengths to secure them)...

And who says Boeing will retain numbering system? Maybe the 787 "Dreamliner" and 772LR "Worldliner" indicate that Boeing's going to words. (However unlikely that may be.)
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:05 pm

Quoting Rolfen (Thread starter):
After the 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and now the 787, they'll only be the 797 left... and then? Any idea what will happen? Will they move on to 8x8?

Hey! You forgot the 720.

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:13 pm

Quoting Luis777 (Reply 9):
7107, 7117, 7127, 7137 and so on, I think they must keep the 7 - 7

I agree with keeping the 7's but wouldn't Boeing run into a problem when they get to 7207,7307,7407,etc?  Confused

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:31 pm

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 39):
You'll end up like those who bitch about 7E7's "sharkfin" honestly believing Boeing broke promises.

I argued that the shark tail was never a promise.

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 39):
How much change are you willing to tolerate?

Short a significant career change, I won't be buying one either way.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:57 pm

who says they have to move up to 8 (808 818 828 838 848...)

why not move down to 6 (606 616 626)?

would you ever fly on the all new boeing 666?  Yeah sure
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:00 pm

at this point, i doubt we will see any more numbers. from now on, we will have new 737s, new 777s, the 787 and new 747s. there are no new airplanes to build.
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:04 pm

Quoting Lijnden (Reply 15):
7A7,7B7,7C7,7D7, 7E7

I personally like that one, it would be easy to remember, unlike 7ten7 and so forth. Just my personal thought

Hopefully no one was offended

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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:11 pm

Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 13):
They surely will stay three digits. It's easier to remember.

L-1011 anyone?
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:13 pm

Quoting Rolfen (Thread starter):
Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

NOPE! They are running out of middle numbers! So far it hasn't been mentioned, but I would go for 7007, 7117, 7227 etc. They retain the symmetry and simplicity which 7127, 7157 doesn't have. Boeings wouldn't be Boeings without the 7 in them.

That's where my money goes!
 
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RE: Boeing Running Out Of Sevens

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:46 pm

Quoting Tigerotor77W (Reply 40):
Speaking of which, how would you say that in, say, French? (For that matter, how do you say Boeing's current like, ie the 777, in French slang? C'est pas sept-sent soixante dix-sept, evidemment... donc dit-on le "T7?") Would you say simply "dix-sept" for 7177 and dix-huit for 7187?

Pourquoi pas sept cent soixante-dix-sept?

Quoique... Après tout, à la belge, c'est mieux: sept cent septante sept!  Smile

Et sept sept sept, c'est rapide! Big grin

Triple sept: bof

About the topic: I think I would prefer the letters.... 7A7...
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