What will Boeing do after the 797?

What would Boeing name the aircraft that they make after the 797 is done. Boeing 807? Boeing 817, 827, 837, 847 and so on. Or what else might they call it. I know it will be like 50 years from now this will happen, but what do you think they will call the aircraft after the 797

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Maybe use only names over again like 707, 727

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Agreed 808, 818, 828, etc. seems logical.

Please let them do a shrink of the 808 called the 820 for old times sake 🙏.

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That would cause lots of confusion within Boeing and with the outside world, alike.

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Or 7107, to keep the 7 (blank) 7 theme.

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They’ll probably just close up shop cause they ran out of numbers :^)

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Joking right…

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Of course :) hence the face at the end hahah.

For a serious reply - they might just change the numbering system, - the typical twin-jet airliner market is approaching the peak of its development, so if they were to offer something new they might introduce a new branding/numbering system as well, - like Windows did with Windows Vista onwards (changing from ‘year’ editions to a simple version number).

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Airbus will run into a similar situation when they release the a390.

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But what about the a370 and a360

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They can continue: A410, A420, A430, A440, A450, A460, A470, A480, A490.

We are far off from an A410 because we still got to blow through 3 A3X0s:

A360, A370, A390.

Some guess-work here:

A360 could replace A320neo and compete with Boeing 797 (Similar to 737 Classic vs. A320 in the late 80s). This is 20 years off at least.

A370 could replace A330neo and compete with whatever Boeing chooses to succeed the 787. This is very far into the future, say late 2030s.

A390 could replace the A380neo (Assuming it is developed) and since Airbus predicts a larger VLA market in the coming future, they could either mooch off of the success of a semi-aging A380neo model or have a new-build replacement when they determine that the market is mature enough (2030s or 2040s?)

The A410 could replace the A350neo if that is ever developed. Which would be in the 2050s or 2060s.

A400 already exists.

This is all pure speculation and guesswork don’t take my word for it.

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But boeing used the 737, which the 3 is mostly used by airbus.

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Ehh… A370 is more connected to the Boeing 377 and no average joe on the street would know what that is.

It would be nice if they skipped the A370 though so there is a reasonable chance of seeing the A410 in my lifetime 😬.

The only special numbering sequences there are is the recent obsession with making base models of new aircrafts the “8” or “800”. IIRC, 8 is lucky in China and since China’s aviation market has so much potential, manufacturers are falling head over heels to win orders and start their lineups with “787-8”, “A380-800”, etc.

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They could possibly do it where similar to how Airbus are working on their neo range and with the 747-8 being released and an updated 777 in the pipeline they could possibly recycle their existing products and rework their design, name and features?

They’ll just add next gens like:

737max
737ng
767ng
787ng
747ng
757ng
717ng

Otherwise the 7_7s are for Boeing’s commercial aircrafts

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Just like w/Boeing, Airbus’s A3XXs are only commercial

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They will skip it due the MH370

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