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Have You Ever Heard Of The 737-900X?

Tue Mar 20, 2001 11:00 pm

Hi everybody,

I read somewhere (I think in Flug Revue´s current edition) that Boeing was looking into the possibility of fitting the 739 with additional emergency exits, thus increasing capacity to over 200 pax as opposed to the standard 739´s 189.
Do you have any info on that "737-900X"? How seriously are they pursuing that, where would the exits be located, were they asked to do it by customers etc.?
Any insight appreciated,

Daniel Smile
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RE: Have You Ever Heard Of The 737-900X?

Tue Mar 20, 2001 11:06 pm

I've read something about this not long ago. Boeing is/was thinking of adding a extra emergency exit to sell/lease the -900 to the European charters carriers.
Just at the moment, I can't remember where I read this info. I hope Boeing goes ahead with the improvement, tho. I would love to see the -900 with upgraded features. Regards.
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RE: Have You Ever Heard Of The 737-900X?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 5:15 am

What about an exit in the back like the 727 MD80's. WOuld that add to much weight?
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RE: Have You Ever Heard Of The 737-900X?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 5:36 am

Adding a 727/DC-9/MD-80-type rear exit would be nearly impossible to install on an aircraft with a conventional tail. The 727, DC-9, & MD-80 are all T-tail designs which allow for the rear exit because the horizontal stabilizer sits at the top of the vertical stabilizer rather than being attached to the rear of the fuselage. I think they would add an additional entry doors to the rear cabin similar to some of the 757s.


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