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(Marketwatch)   Ryanair orders 175 Boeing 737s. Decision on lavatories still holding   (marketwatch.com) divider line 14
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2013-03-20 08:43:15 AM
I hope Boeing charge them extra for not paying with the special Boeing credit card.
 
2013-03-20 08:50:47 AM
o'leary will sneak out the back door when the check comes...possibly db cooper style.
 
2013-03-20 09:16:23 AM
Yeah but they'll have to get a taxi to an airport in the middle of nowhere to pick them up.
 
2013-03-20 09:39:08 AM
Of course they will have lotteries. And the doors to them will have coin and banknote slots too.
 
2013-03-20 09:39:45 AM
Er, lavatories not lotteries.

/Not even typing from a phone!
 
2013-03-20 09:41:44 AM
$15.6B gets you the aircraft.
Would you like some engines to go with the plane? Those are optional extra's.
How about some flight controls? We have a special offer on those at the moment.
Landing gear? Why yes you can buy some landing gear as well.

Let me add that up for you, it now comes to $32B that we have already deducted from your credit card with a 5% processing fee. Have a nice day

/if boeing was like Ryan Air
 
2013-03-20 09:54:23 AM
I didn't realize that they were still making the 737. Wikipedia seems to indicate that they'll continue making craft badged with the 737 moniker for quite some time to come.
 
2013-03-20 10:05:50 AM

UnspokenVoice: I didn't realize that they were still making the 737. Wikipedia seems to indicate that they'll continue making craft badged with the 737 moniker for quite some time to come.


The 737 MAX which will be the newest variant already has over 1100 confirmed orders. Which once they get up to their current production rates for other 737 will only last them about 2 years.

They manage to deliver 38  737s a month!
 
2013-03-20 10:47:26 AM

UnspokenVoice: I didn't realize that they were still making the 737. Wikipedia seems to indicate that they'll continue making craft badged with the 737 moniker for quite some time to come.


It's one of the most popular air frames in the world.  Reliable, decent range, good capacity, relatively inexpensive to operate.  Those things are going to be produced until we figure out transporter technology.
 
2013-03-20 12:04:29 PM

UnspokenVoice: I didn't realize that they were still making the 737. Wikipedia seems to indicate that they'll continue making craft badged with the 737 moniker for quite some time to come.


The 737 fuselage design is derived all the way back from the 707 which first flew in 1958.

737 Original, versions 1/2, debuted in the 1960s
737 Classic, versions 3/4/5, EIS in the 1980s
737 Next Generation (NG) versions 7/8/9 versions EIS in 1996
737 Max 7/8/9 will enter into service in 2017.  It has newer engines and updated avionics.

I'm betting that this will be the last generation of the 737.  The next generation single aisle plane from Boeing will likely be a clean sheet design.

The Ryanair order is for NG planes as they probably got a significant discount from Boeing to keep the NG line open long enough to bridge to the Max EIS.  Delta did the same last year with an order for 100 739 NG planes.
 
2013-03-20 12:16:48 PM

Minarets: I'm betting that this will be the last generation of the 737.  The next generation single aisle plane from Boeing will likely be a clean sheet design.


Maybe so, but I'm thinking about the only thing that's going to render an evolved 737 obsolete is the ability to make the entire thing out of super lightweight materials (like the Dreamliner, but on time, under budget, and without battery fires). Any incremental upgrades can be incorporated just like they always have- more efficient engines? Bolt them right up.

The 737 is a damn good design. Like the 747, it pretty well covers all the needed bases and has been able to evolve with the technology. When you have something like that you don't chuck it just for kicks. Especially if you're still able to sell them like ice cubes in hell. I wouldn't be shocked to find out that Boeing had some guys thinking up what a 737 replacement might be, but I likewise wouldn't be shocked to find out those ideas just get incorporated into further evolutions of the same design, 'cuz let's face it, passenger airplanes are pretty mature technology. A couple engines, a couple wings, a long tube for the self loading cargo, and some control surfaces at the ass end, and there you go.
 
2013-03-20 12:27:39 PM

akula: Minarets: I'm betting that this will be the last generation of the 737.  The next generation single aisle plane from Boeing will likely be a clean sheet design.

Maybe so, but I'm thinking about the only thing that's going to render an evolved 737 obsolete is the ability to make the entire thing out of super lightweight materials (like the Dreamliner, but on time, under budget, and without battery fires). Any incremental upgrades can be incorporated just like they always have- more efficient engines? Bolt them right up.

The 737 is a damn good design. Like the 747, it pretty well covers all the needed bases and has been able to evolve with the technology. When you have something like that you don't chuck it just for kicks. Especially if you're still able to sell them like ice cubes in hell. I wouldn't be shocked to find out that Boeing had some guys thinking up what a 737 replacement might be, but I likewise wouldn't be shocked to find out those ideas just get incorporated into further evolutions of the same design, 'cuz let's face it, passenger airplanes are pretty mature technology. A couple engines, a couple wings, a long tube for the self loading cargo, and some control surfaces at the ass end, and there you go.


Agreed.  What will eventually kill the B737 and A320 series is a CS series type aircraft sized for the 150-200 seat range.  Aluminum-lithum fuselage and carbon fiber wings.   I think the only way Boeing can do that is a clean sheet.  But I bet it would share a lot of design cues with the current generation and hopefully NiCad batteries.
 
2013-03-20 02:43:58 PM

Norfolking Chance: $15.6B gets you the aircraft.
Would you like some engines to go with the plane? Those are optional extra's.
How about some flight controls? We have a special offer on those at the moment.
Landing gear? Why yes you can buy some landing gear as well.

Let me add that up for you, it now comes to $32B that we have already deducted from your credit card with a 5% processing fee. Have a nice day

/if boeing was like Ryan Air


It's Ryanair. Ryanair you clown. How difficult can it be to get it right? It's in the farking headline
 
2013-03-24 11:24:48 AM
If they're carrying Irishmen, they're going to need bigger planes.
 
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