trippleseven
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After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 8:29 am

What model naming scheme do u think Boeing will use after all of the 7X7 numbers are taken..were getting close.
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ahlfors
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 8:41 am

I think they have lots of possibilities to do 7X7-XXX. For example, a future jet may be amed 757-600 or 767-800 or even 747-900
 
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 8:48 am

Well, you have to keep in mind that we have a long time before we run out of 7X7 designations. I mean, we are still using 737 after more than thirty years. and 747. And the desig 757/767 is also twenty years old.
I do however think that this is the last generation of 737. I don't think we will ever see another version. I mean, what would it be, 737-1000? That could be confused with 737-100. Okay sure, none of those still exist but none the less, you see the problem.
I for one am hoping for a T-tail design with tail mount PRATT AND WHITNEY (they build the best, but no one uses them) engines designated 787.
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 9:04 am

If Boeing ever goes forward with the Blended Wing Bodies, then that will be the next big thing after the 7X7 series that requires a new designation. I watched a Discovery Channel special on it recently. I am sure that Boeing will come up with something totally new and creative to call it.
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 9:05 am

They jumped directly from 367 and 377 to 707. If that means that when they hit x77, then next jump is plus 330, then the next one will not be 787, but 1107. Then in a few million years our descendants may fly on a 77777.
They could also be taken over by Microsoft. Then what we might expect to be named 787 would be something like
"Non-simulated Flight 2010 Professional 5.5 Extended for Windows".
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RE: Prebennorholm

Fri Dec 08, 2000 12:54 pm

Taken over by Microsoft???

Well, that'll make things very simple indeed. All new aircraft will only need 3 buttons in the entire flight deck -- Ctrl / Alt / Delete !!!!

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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 1:03 pm

Re:N949WP

Imagine if Microsoft made airplanes. It would crash every 5 minutes and would take forever to startup. Not to mention that its engine would take up half of its weight.
 
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Microsoft Planes

Fri Dec 08, 2000 1:23 pm

Not only that, but they would cost much much more than any other airplane, but everyone would buy them because airports would only support Microsoft planes.
 
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RE: Microsoft Planes

Fri Dec 08, 2000 3:13 pm

You would also need a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering just to change a light bulb.
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astrojet
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 3:59 pm

They jumped from 300 to 700 because the other series where caught, ie. the model 464 is the B-52.
But htey still have 787 and 797, and just notice from the 747 to the 777 it took close to 30 years.
 
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 5:10 pm

I guessing the question was along the lines of what comes after 787 and the 797 models which at the present moment are not in the planning stages.
My guess would be along the lines of a 7-10-7, and the 7-11-7 etc etc.

Just have to wait and see.
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ERJ135
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Fri Dec 08, 2000 5:11 pm

I'm guessing the question was along the lines of what comes after 787 and the 797 models which at the present moment are not in the planning stages.
My guess would be along the lines of a 7-10-7, and the 7-11-7 etc etc.

Just have to wait and see.
I remember when the DC-3 was new!
 
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RE: AA737-823

Sat Dec 09, 2000 1:39 am

...I do however think that this is the last generation of 737. I don't think we will ever see another version. I mean, what would it be, 737-1000? That could be confused with 737-100. Okay sure, none of those still exist but none the less, you see the problem...

Maybe they'll use letters...737-Axx, 737-Bxx, etc. I don't think the 737 is going anywhere; it's still the most-used airliner worldwide. Besides, what would WN do without the 737 to fill its fleet?  

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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Sat Dec 09, 2000 1:55 am

Most likely 807, 827, 837...
 
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Sat Dec 09, 2000 3:04 am

2707 (the Boeing designation for it's SST that was scrapped) 2717, 2727, 2737, 2747, 2757, 2767, 2777.
 
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RE: After The 7X7 Series

Sat Dec 09, 2000 5:52 am

How about 7117 (seven-eleven-seven)?  

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