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If 767x = 777, What Would 747x =?

Sat Dec 09, 2000 2:54 pm

In this article at

http://web.wichitaeagle.com/content/wichitaeagle/2000/10/22/aviation/boeing1022.htm

I read the part that said:

"She noted that 10 months after Condit was named to head
the 767X program, in December 1989, the plane was
launched as the 777."

What are the chances that the 747X could be more than just another 747?
 
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RE: If 767x = 777, What Would 747x =?

Sat Dec 09, 2000 4:47 pm

I think thats pretty obvious. A 757. Sheesh.  
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RE: If 767x = 777, What Would 747x =?

Sat Dec 09, 2000 7:03 pm

787
 
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RE: If 767x = 777, What Would 747x =?

Sat Dec 09, 2000 8:24 pm

The 767X grew into something that was completely different to the 767, and was a completely new aircraft. hence earning a new product name, 777. However, the 747X is basically just a medium scale modification of the 747, not a completly new aircraft. More than likely, the X will become 747-500, and the XStretch the 747-600
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RE: If 767x = 777, What Would 747x =?

Sun Dec 10, 2000 1:36 am

Now Airbus and Boeing know, that, expet if it is a brand new aircraft type (like the 3XX), instead of having a new brand, they just derivative the aircrafts, so 747X will certainly stay the 747.
 
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RE: If 767x = 777, What Would 747x =?

Sun Dec 10, 2000 1:50 am

This is definately a very interesting topic. Boeing was in the same predicament with its 767X derivative that it is in with its 747X derivative. Customers were not happy with the slight increase in payload and range that the 767X offered over the then current 767 models. This pushed Boeing to go with a whole new airplane and the "World Beater" 777 was its name. I have talked with an individual who is very knowledgable on both the A3XX and B747X programs and he stated that Boeing is waiting for the launch of the A3XX and that we have not seen all that Boeing has to offer. He did say that this doesn't necessarily mean an all new airplane.
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RE: If 767x = 777, What Would 747x =?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 11:55 pm

Would you think that this would not happen again with the 747x? Or would you think it would just mean a new name such as 787? Or would you think it would mean a different plane than the 747 is today (though based on the 747)? Or do you think they would just go with 747-500 or something along that line?

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