|Quoting Boeing73G (Reply 6):|
What about 737-1xxx series for a new fuselage and generation?
|Quoting Crox1 (Reply 7):|
if its an upgrade to the 737, then let it be the 737-1000, 1100, 1200 etc etc.
This is what I was thinking, the 737 has been the most successful commercial airplane ever, why not capitalize on the recognizable name? The "thousand" line could be touted as "the 737, reinvented"
But my thinking was begin with 737-2000 to allow -1000 and maybe -1500 for two possible smaller-than-the-700 variants.
737-1xxx: future shrink if necessary
737-2000: 73G size
737-3000: 738 size
737-4000: 752 size
I think it might be smart for them to keep the possibility open to shrink the 737, especially since the 717 has been killed off, in case Airbus decides to build an A317 "big regional" to try and siphon off sales from Canada and Brazil. Highly unlikely, I know, but building in the ability to shrink the 737 would keep Boeing's options open should the French try a stunt like that.