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Old 01-13-2007, 07:29 PM
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I was just curious what made them start with 707, 717, ect. Why 7? Someone was asking about the possible 797 then asked where they'd go next. Just curious if there's some cool trivia behind why that's all.
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Boeing uses the 700-series of numbers to designate its commercial aircraft line. They started out with the 707 because it had a nice ring to it - and then went on from there.

There have been 2 717s - the number was used for the KC-135 and again for the MD-95.

As for what happens after the 797 - who knows. Maybe Boeing will just have to quit building airplanes.
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Originally Posted by ToiletDuck View Post

I was just curious what made them start with 707, 717, ect. Why 7? Someone was asking about the possible 797 then asked where they'd go next. Just curious if there's some cool trivia behind why that's all.


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Originally Posted by bravo24 View Post

Boeing uses the 700-series of numbers to designate its commercial aircraft line. They started out with the 707 because it had a nice ring to it - and then went on from there.

Boeing had plenty of commercial aircraft before the 707.








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Tony,
Cool info, thanks.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by TonyC View Post
Boeing had plenty of commercial aircraft before the 707.








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OK, it's commercial JET aircraft.
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Originally Posted by TonyC View Post
Boeing had plenty of commercial aircraft before the 707.








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Boeing 307, Boeing 377 and the list goes on and BTW the original "707" prototype was actaully called the Dash 80.....
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But nothing beats the B757 ...

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But nothing beats the B757 ...

Except, of course, the B777


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