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Re: Boeing 737 MAX family
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2015, 07:31:19 pm »
Great looking aircraft, unfortunate that the merely re-engined NEO is still well ahead on orders.

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2015, 04:06:19 am »
Interesting that the serrated nacelle is back.  I would have thought that the solution adopted for the 777x could be applied on all follow-on aircraft.  I remember reading the oversized windows on the 787 were made possible by the carbon fiber construction.  I guess aluminum can work too.

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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2015, 09:59:01 am »
Very satisfactory that NEO, a thorough update of an already much more advanced aircraft, has such a lead in orders.

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Re: Boeing 737 MAX family
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2016, 11:34:26 am »
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX family
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2016, 12:39:56 pm »
How history might have been different had Boeing not been so resistant to redesigning the 737's wing for the -300.  They increased the chord with a new slat, added a tip extension and called it a day.    Was it just a case of saving time and money or were they really that confident in their product?

Edit: I found this in Flight's archive, regarding the -300 wing 4.4% chord extension:

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The modification is a clever way of altering airflow over the wing, particularly the
top surface, so that it approaches that an aft-loaded or supercritical section. The
result is a 4 per cent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency, equivalent to an
increase in cruise Mach number of 0-02 and a fuel saving of 1.5 - 3 per cent ranges
of 200-1,500 n.m.

15 years later they had to bite the bullet and created the wonderful 737NG wing, which finally matched or exceeded the A320's wing.  Had they done that back in the early 1980s the A320 would have had a much tougher fight against the -400 as a 727-replacement, and perhaps we would have more innovative successors than midlly warmed-over re-engining projects.

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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2016, 06:42:20 am »
Don't know if they are changing the routine from Farnborough.


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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2017, 05:51:13 am »
Boeing intensifies small jet battle with Airbus (ft.com, registration may be required)

Article on the new 737 Max 10, intended to enter service around 2020.
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