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B747X/-XStretch Vs B747-500X/-600X

Sat Mar 10, 2001 7:12 pm

I am a little confused here. How differnet is the B747X and X-Stretch currently in research compared with the shelved -500X/-600X? They seem quite similar.

B747X and B747-500X
- Long range
- moderate stretch to accommodate about 430-450pax

B747X-Stretch and B747-600X
- Stretched! approx 500-550pax.

So what's the difference?
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RE: B747X/-XStretch Vs B747-500X/-600X

Sat Mar 10, 2001 7:26 pm

They are about the same. The B 747X=B 747-500X while B 747X Stretch=B 747-600X

B 747-500X and B 747-600X were named in 1996 while they came up with these two products to compete with the A 380. However, the project was cancelled.

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RE: B747X/-XStretch Vs B747-500X/-600X

Sat Mar 10, 2001 9:00 pm

There is no difference to the B747X/Stretch and the B747-500X/600X, as far as I'm concern. And as much as I love the A380, I also would love to hear from Boeing that they will go ahead with the propose B747X/Stretch design.
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RE: B747X/-XStretch Vs B747-500X/-600X

Sun Mar 11, 2001 1:53 am

To be honest, I've been wondering about that, too.

Is it the new wing root design, or was that already incorporated in the 1996 proposal?
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RE: B747X/-XStretch Vs B747-500X/-600X

Sun Mar 11, 2001 9:45 am

The 1996 proposal featured a NEW wing and other design improvements that are/were more significant than the changes on the 747X as currently proposed.

RE: B747X/-XStretch Vs B747-500X/-600X

Sun Mar 11, 2001 12:11 pm

You know, Boeing should just create four models of Next-Generation 747's. They should be the 747-500, 747-600, 747-800 and the 747-Unlimited. The -500, -600 and the -800 will all be the same size as the 747X-Stretch but will have different cockpit layouts from each other. The 747-Unlimited will be an all-cargo version that will be about 252 feet long with a wingspan of 222 feet 6 inches. And like my username says, Air New Zealand will replace their old jets with the Boeing 747-800!

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