Re: 777, 787, 797 and next ???

Date:         10 Jul 97 17:46:12 
From:         "Joey The Great" <joeyjones@prodigy.net>
Organization: Prodigy Services Corp
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Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com> wrote in article
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> I wonder what happens to the Boeing 7x7 series, once the 797 has been
> used. Will this (future) model be followed by a 808, 818 ... or a 708,
> 718 ??
>
> Sure this question will only be rising up around the year 2015, but I
> wonder if Boeing has reserved certain series of numbers, like it is
> common in the car industry.

You know what? I was sitting next to a Boeing guy on a Midway flight about
a week ago, and I asked him the same question. He said that Boeing's pretty
much not going to make any new airframes, but rather keep modifying the
existing ones. So, the answer would probably be "737-2000."