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.
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.
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.
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
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