747400sp
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Should Boeing Have Lunched The 763-246C?

Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:26 pm

I was wondering, seeing that sales of the 747-8I are not going so well right now, should Boeing have gone with lunching the tri alxe 763-246C? The 763-246C basicly had the same section 41 as a 777, but with four engines and a much wider body, so it could have been like on the 757 and 767, a pilot who is type rated for a 777, could have flown on this a/c. Do not get me wrong, I was happy to see that Boeing was updating the 747 back in 2005, but I just wonder, could the 763-246C been a better option.



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Should Boeing Have Lunched The 763-246C?

Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:09 pm

There is little data available on the concept beyond the basic dimensions and that it would have flown 16,000km and carried between 450-550 people. Even with such little data, I have a feeling the plane would have been far too heavy to be economically effective both in general and against the A380-800.

With a 12-abreast three-aisle cabin, you would have significant wasted space in the crown and hold areas. Boeing did have a Skyloft plan for the crown, but considering how that gained no traction for the 747-8, I don't see it having gained any traction on the 763-246C.

And such a plane would have cost significantly more than the 747-8 to develop and bring to market.
 
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RE: Should Boeing Have Lunched The 763-246C?

Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:28 pm

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
significant wasted space in the crown

Until emergency egress from the crown area on widebodies is better addressed, that area will stay underutilized.
When you can allow PAX up there during TTL, then the game changes.
 
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RE: Should Boeing Have Lunched The 763-246C?

Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:06 pm

Quoting tod (Reply 2):
Until emergency egress from the crown area on widebodies is better addressed, that area will stay underutilized.

When you can allow PAX up there during TTL, then the game changes.

Well Airbus addressed that pretty well with the A380 and that is pretty much where I think the future is - two narrower decks stacked atop each other as opposed to one wide one.
 
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RE: Should Boeing Have Lunched The 763-246C?

Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:31 pm

Earlier thread on lunching aircraft:
What Is The Loudest Jet To Get Lunch Off A Carrier (by 747400sp Jul 26 2006 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)
 
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RE: Should Boeing Have Lunched The 763-246C?

Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:59 pm

Off topic and likely for Non Av

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
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How does this become an excuse for poor spelling and grammar?
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!

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