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Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 3:07 am

What are Boeing going to call their planes after the Boeing 797?

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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 4:17 am

7107??
 
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 4:20 am

How about 808?
 
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 5:25 am

There's plenty of letters in the alphabet:

7A7
7B7

Hmm, there already was a 7J7 (150 seat concept in the late 80s).
 
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 5:45 am

The purpose of the "7-7" is to designate it as Boeings commercial airliner portion of their business. A "5" may be for missiles, for example. So I dont know if "808" would work. Maybe, like someone said, 7A7 would work too.
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 7:38 am

Leave that to the guys that get $500k a year! Then, mabye they will earn their salary. If that's all they're goof for. I'm a Boeing fan, but come on! Some of those higher-up managers and such get waaaaaay to much $ for what they do, which is basically nothing, except "what pretty colors to paint the pretty planes."
 
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 7:47 am

You take for granted that Boeing is going to produce new planes!!! Aside the 777, from what I see, Boeing seems to prefer recycling their old planes into kind of new ones, e.g. 737NG.
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Is There A 787?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 9:07 am

I don't know, is there? If so does anyone have a pic of it? It must be old if there is one.

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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 9:09 am

The 808, DUH!

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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 10:10 am

The new Boeing Aircraft will be named witha '2' at the beggining: example:

Boeing 2707-100
Boeing 2737-400
Boeing 2767-200

etc. you get the picture.

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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 10:12 am

By the time the design after the 797 is to be built, technology will have advanced so much from the current airliners we have a number change will be obviously a good idea anyways, for PR reasons - just as how the first jet was the 707.
 
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 10:27 am

808 would work; letters would be a bit strange: "I'm flying on a 'seven-ay-seven' today"

Gmonney, there's no 787 that I know of yet. Though it may be a A380-type if sales of the Airbus model are good.

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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 10:52 am

I doubt the two at the begining. The 2707 was the SST, and AFAIK 2707 represented mach 2.7, which is what it would cruise at... I think the 2 at the begining would be reserved for a supersonic aircraft. But it will be a safe bet it will be 8xx. Probably 807 or 808, but who know. I like the way seven just6 rolls off the tongue, eight doesnt, nine would sound nicer actually...
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 3:51 pm

We still have some years to wait to see the third new Boeing plane (after the B787 and B797).
 
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 6:38 pm

What about a 8..8 serie.

Or you call it 7107 but that is to lang I believe.

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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 7:55 pm

Even if technology changes alot before the plane after 797 arrives, Boeing would still need names for new aircrafts. The way buisness has been going, I doubt Boeing would go bankrupt or simply stop building aircrafts.
One possibility however, is that boeing joins another aircraft manufacturer, and together they come up with new names for their planes. (ex. BC-10, BC-20 etc..)

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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 11:15 pm

Just like to mention that when I wrote BC-10,BC-20 etc, BC was just something I came up with. B for Boeing and C for another major aircraft manufacturer developed by the time the 797 is produced.

I suppose most of you understood that, but I just wanted to clarifie (sp?) it before someone asked.  Smile

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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 1:20 am

807 looks more likely for me... and if 2707,... then why not 1707 first? Or this was used already for something else? By the way, the question is less actual for Airbus since they have 350, 360, 370 and 390, but what then? 400 is in use already.

"You take for granted that Boeing is going to produce new planes!!!" - surely, I take it for granted, for both Boeing and Airbus.

I don't think 2707 was for M2.7, they were rather thinking about M2.2-2.4. But the wooden thing they ended up with didn't even make M0.000000001... There were thousands well-known reasons for this but still, what a pity!
 
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 2:36 am

After 797? Wild guess: 737NG2.
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 7:59 am

The original boeing SST proposal envisaged a cruising speed of Mach 2.7. I believe the Lockheed proposal may have been slower. That was part of the problem, at that speed, you had to use expensive alloys...
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RE: Boeing 797. Then What?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 9:54 am

All Boeing planes have traditionally ended in 7 i.e.: 247, 307, 377, 707... The next in the list is obviously 807, 827, 837,....

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