EI321
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Should Boeing Give All Of Their Models Names?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:34 pm

Boeing have introduced a new naming system with their newest models - 'Dreamliner', 'Worldliner', 'Incontenental'. Even Airbus has started it with 'Xtra Wide Body'.

How about giving the 737 & other 777s names? I think 'Cityliner' would be a good one for the 737. I also think they should extend 'Worldliner' to the whole 777 range, and maybe 'Freightliner' for the Freighters. Any thoughts on this?
 
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RE: Should Boeing Give All Of Their Models Names?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:42 pm

Firstly, Daimler-Chrysler would have a problem with"Freightliner" as it pertains to their freight trucks.

Otherwise, not a bad idea. Still would have to have a designaionof some type - "Cityliner 600/700/800/900, etc.
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RE: Should Boeing Give All Of Their Models Names?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:54 pm

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 1):
Firstly, Daimler-Chrysler would have a problem with"Freightliner" as it pertains to their freight trucks.

Ok, freightliner does sound like a truck! Maybe 'Cargoliner'.
 
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RE: Should Boeing Give All Of Their Models Names?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:01 pm

Quoting EI321 (Thread starter):
I also think they should extend 'Worldliner' to the whole 777 range

nah, would invalidate the point of giving that derivative the name that it has in the first place.

I personally could do without the model-wide names to begin with... the 7*7 marketing is so classic as it is to be "tarnished" by that manner of publicity ploy.

Do enjoy the names given to specific derivatives due to their performance capabilities: e.g., the world's longest ranged jetliner and the 787 transport.
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RE: Should Boeing Give All Of Their Models Names?

Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:31 am

Nope, I don't like it - Boeing should stick to the traditional numbering system, including redesignating the "747-8" back to what it would have been before (747-500) and the 787 variants being numbered -100, -200, etc., not starting with "-8" as the base model.

Sorry, I'm a bit of a traditionalist...  silly 
 
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RE: Should Boeing Give All Of Their Models Names?

Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:37 am

For the 9-abreast seating version: Cattleliner
 
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RE: Should Boeing Give All Of Their Models Names?

Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:37 am

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 4):
including redesignating the "747-8" back to what it would have been before (747-500) and the 787 variants being numbered -100, -200, etc., not starting with "-8" as the base model.

Agreed.

Always found the "starting with 8" concept to be rather odd (and yes, I'm aware of why/how it started)... look what happens at two derivatives.
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