Time to be creative! What will be Boeing’s next cleansheet design named after the 797? I personally think it will be the 7107 (Seven-Ten-Seven), but share your opinions!
one of two things:
7X7, 7Y7, 7E7, like that maybe?
808, 818, 828 as well
7X7, 7Y7, 7Z7, 7A7, 7B7…
fun fact: that almost was the 787 name
Nah, that was Boeing’s project name
They said after it was commisioned as the 787 that the E merely stood for 8
yea forgot about that
Boeing trolled everyone
They should remake other airframes and call it the -8, -9, and -10
the 1__, 2__, and 3__ series are I think for GA idk
the 7 series are for commericial
and 8__ are taken
boeing has to be creativ
and then have another 737 MAX-like disaster?
That won’t really work for the ICAO identifier though. With how it is now you get the manufacturer, model and variant (B738, B788, B763 etc.) If they did a 4 character name they’d only get the model and variant (i.e 7108).
B108 for the 7107-8 for example (see the 737 MAX and the A320neo)
That wouldn’t really work though, because of the Boeing model 100 from like 1920 or something. Yeah, I doubt ICAO identifiers existed back then and they didn’t really make any variants of it, but I still don’t think they’d use that.
Would be the most likely though… look B38M for example…
I forgot that that’s how the MAX is abbreviated.
That was an airframe that had been changed 4 times already
The NG was pushing it
8-8 I think
888 is a lucky number in Chinese