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  • KERVYN
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2007
    • 803

    the 7500th B-737 !!

    http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2628


    CONGRATULATIONS to BOEING !
  • garryrussell
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jun 2008
    • 656

    #2
    Yes...by name.

    But there is little is anything in common with the earlier incarnations.

    Still...quite an achivement nonetheless

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    • symon
      Planoholic
      • Oct 2005
      • 1011

      #3
      Originally posted by garryrussell View Post
      there is little is anything in common with the earlier incarnations
      Ummmmmm.... apart from fuselage cross section and nose?!
      Sy

      Everybody makes mistakes, that's why they put erasers on the ends of pencils.

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      • garryrussell
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jun 2008
        • 656

        #4
        There are structural difference probably there too.

        What is impressive is five and a half thousand A.320 series which are essentially similar.

        Boeing must have felt the NG 737 were very different as they re started the build number sequence to try and show that they were nothing like the previous.
        Last edited by garryrussell; 22nd March 2013, 08:38.

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        • Matt-100
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jul 2012
          • 568

          #5
          Incredible, and to think at some point in their history around 10% have flown for Southwest!
          Feel free to check out my aviation pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lhr_spotter/ - comments welcome

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          • ThreeSpool
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2010
            • 956

            #6
            It's still on the same TCDS, doesn't make it too different in my mind. Still an impressive number to have delivered.

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            • steven_wh
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • May 2008
              • 266

              #7
              Yes but are we well served by a manufacturer churning out the same fifty year old concept, with nothing but a series of small and safe steps avoiding any real advances?

              What about hybrid wings, or blended wings? Will the 2billion for aerospace recently promised by the UK government be used for anything like this?


              Or this?


              What about sonic cruisers, flying close to Mach1? Remember, the fastest airliner, apart from Concord, was the VC10, itself a fifty year old design, cleared to Mach 0.93.

              The VC10. An airliner still faster than any Boeing airliner for a half century.


              Steven

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              • Matt-100
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jul 2012
                • 568

                #8
                That second design concept was ruled out by Airbus nearly 2 decades ago, there is no feasible way to evacuate it in under 90 seconds in an emergency.
                Feel free to check out my aviation pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lhr_spotter/ - comments welcome

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