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Karlw Captain

I noticed that boeing has built a 707,717,727,737,747,757,767,777 and is going to build a 787 but then they can only build a 797 😳 What comes after that a boeing 800 🙄 ???

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hinch Chief Captain

letters.

the clue may have been 7E7 as the 787's original title, but we'll see Wink

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Karlw Captain

yes but they where going to name it the 7e7 at first but changed it im not sure ill just have to wait and see

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Solotwo Chief Captain

Well you better call Boeing up and ask.

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PIC1stOfficer First Officer

They could use a lot of different things. Seems the letters would be next. Or a whole new class perhaps. 😉

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mossy First Officer

before boeing started the 7 7's, they made thinks like 203 (think this was one but might be wrong,) so maybe they will go back to that

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

Ah, they were built in that order as well? Anyway my favourite is the 737 ^^ (NG btw)

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

They have a load of choices...

For example, Peugeot Automobiles(PSA) use the 104-204-304 etc then 205-305-405 etc recent the 106-206-306 and now the 107-207-307 etc for some of their Models(In '30s-'40s they also use the 201-202-203...(I cant understand the 309 though Dont Know )They also use the 100-103 for their Motorbikes. 😉

According to this maybe Boieng goes to 808,818 etc...More options to choose though... 😉

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

why did they start at 7 anyway... what a bunch of losers 😛

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

SeanGa wrote:

why did they start at 7 anyway... what a bunch of losers 😛

Whats wrong with 7? ❓Just curisosity....

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

Greekman72 wrote:

SeanGa wrote:

why did they start at 7 anyway... what a bunch of losers 😛

Whats wrong with 7? ❓Just curisosity....

It was just a joke really, I couldn't care less of how they name their aircraft 🙂

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Karlw Captain

thanks everyone ill call boeing lol 🙄 😂

7dream8liner7 Guest

I thought that Boeing said that the "E" in 7E7 stood for Eight.
Correct me if I am wrong.

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Canyon (NoWorries) First Officer

7dream8liner7 wrote:

I thought that Boeing said that the "E" in 7E7 stood for Eight.
Correct me if I am wrong.

I always thought it stood for "efficient"...but I recently heard that Boeing said it stood for "enabled".

I prefer "efficient".

The numbering is somewhat confusing, this is the rumor I've heard:

100 - Fighter Aircraft Department
200 - Piston Helicopter Department
300 - Jet Helicopter Department
400 - Propeller Driven Department
500 - Turbine Engine Department
600 - Missile and Satellite Department
700 - Jetliner Department
800 - Turboshaft aircraft Department

That doesn't exactly hold up when you look at the KC-135 or the F-15 or the B-52...but that's what I heard...and it works for a lot of different models of Boeings...perhaps they just didn't play by their own rules, or the military changed the designations without asking...

CHARLIEONESEVEN Guest

Noworries, your on the right track. what doesn't work for the 707 when it was turned into the military version KC-135 and B-52 followed the B-47 that followed the B-17. McDonnell Douglas named the F-15 they didn't get to rename any of those but if they did it might have been a 115 right?

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