Why do Boeing Aircraft Start & End with a 7?


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  • Dj's Aviation
    Dj's Aviation  3 months ago +74

    With more time on my hands I decided to put a little more effort in the editing of this video. I’ll still be changing it and fine tuning it over the coming weeks but I’d be interested to hear your take on it? Did you enjoy the new cuts / transitions. If not how would want me to improve? After all, I can make the videos but I also want you to enjoy them.

    • SiliconBong
      SiliconBong 19 days ago

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    • Snehasis Ghosh
      Snehasis Ghosh 2 months ago

      American got talent

    • Neel Adake
      Neel Adake 2 months ago

      Try using more animations and different pictures rather than just playing footages on the screen 👍 👍

    • Hungry Guy
      Hungry Guy 3 months ago

      They really have only 2 choices unless they want to completely abandon their numbering scheme altogether:
      787, 797, 7107, 7117...
      787, 797, 808, 818...

  • Julian Rivera
    Julian Rivera Day ago

    It´s obviously because of Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • LEOVINEAL Guadalupe
    LEOVINEAL Guadalupe 5 days ago

    7 was lucky

  • Justin Montreuil
    Justin Montreuil 5 days ago

    Will turbojet aircraft be re-introduced in the future?

  • Adrian Hatter
    Adrian Hatter 7 days ago

    Probably a longshot, but what about keeping the 7_7 series going, but double the middle number, like 7007, 7117, 7227, instead of going for 7107, 7137, 7207, 7217 and so on? I do like keeping the same numbering sequences but adding more names or numbers like they're doing with the 737-MAX for the next generation

  • Ben Winship
    Ben Winship 7 days ago

    I like the edits makes the video look really sleek and nice. Keep it up bro!

  • Jon Winters
    Jon Winters 9 days ago

    Boeing propeller driven aircraft had 300 and 400 designations, I see no reason why they can't make the 797 and then move on to the 808. The real question I have is: what happened to the 717?

  • blackflagqwerty
    blackflagqwerty 11 days ago

    The Porsche 911 was supposed called the 901 but Peugeout had trademarked all the car numbers with a 0 in the middle

  • Gabriel James Eramian
    Gabriel James Eramian 12 days ago

    the next Boeing will replace the Boeing 757. Its the Boeing 797, and it's coming

  • Ian McGreevy
    Ian McGreevy 15 days ago

    Don’t forget the 720 this was the short range version of the 707. Aer Lingus used it on the North Atlantic service in 1960s.

  • Data Wargaming
    Data Wargaming 17 days ago +1

    They were going to do the 2707.... why not go with 27x7 then?

  • Mackenzie Toscan
    Mackenzie Toscan 18 days ago


  • Peter Reimer
    Peter Reimer 18 days ago

    I have been on the Boeing Factory tour. The guide explained the numbering system. The reason all the jet planes end with a 7 is an homage to James Bond and 007. In the sixties, 707 just sounded sexier than 700 and so on.

  • Manuel Garcia
    Manuel Garcia 19 days ago

    The B-24 was designed by Consolidated, not Boeing.

  • Michael Kape
    Michael Kape 19 days ago +1

    But, but, but did we forget the fabled (and now gone) B-720, which came out after the B-707 and before the B-727? It was a smaller variant of the B-707, still with the four engines but a shorter range. Then there's the retrofit naming of the MD-80/DC-9 from when Boeing acquired McDonnell-Douglas. The new name (and going backward in time, so to speak) is the B-717. By the logic you stated, this should actually have been the name for the B-720. So far as future naming goes, we can also look to the past. When Boeing was going to build its ill-fated SST, its name was the B-2707-using the addition of a fourth digit in front. (Why it wasn't the B-1707 is anyone's guess.) Also, the Max and X variants have all been launched for existing lines still being manufactured. The B-757 is no longer being made. Suddenly popping out a B-757X or B-757Max would not be logical at all. There is a completely illogical but highly logical reason for going into an 800 series: in the Chinese culture (and China is a huge customer for Boeing), the 8 is considered a lucky number.

  • Albert Tseng
    Albert Tseng 22 days ago

    I was thinking it would be named Boeing 7-10-7

  • B1GBOI 03
    B1GBOI 03 25 days ago +2

    Hold on a second, the B24 was designed and manufactured by Consolidated, not Boeing?
    Also you said 500 was for turbine powered aircraft and 700 for jet powered aircraft, they are essentially the same thing....

  • Michelle Thomsen
    Michelle Thomsen 27 days ago

    They will do 8 something 8

  • DrTeeth
    DrTeeth 28 days ago

    Please stop using plural forms of verbs when talking about a singular entity, viz Boeing.

  • Lokesh Verma
    Lokesh Verma Month ago

    They should keep 7_7 series

  • Tom Kalina
    Tom Kalina Month ago

    Boeing's next generation family: 107 (NSA), 507 (NMA), 907 (NLA). Keep that 'O - seven ring n rhyme in there, and numbers that correlate with the size of aircraft.

  • Tom Kalina
    Tom Kalina Month ago

    Boeing 107, 207, 317 (307 taken by stratoliner), 407, 507, 607, 807, 907.

  • Miss Mean
    Miss Mean Month ago

    Now Boing are having problems with the Max aircrafts!😔

  • EmptyVee00000
    EmptyVee00000 Month ago

    Why not 708, 718, 728 etc?

  • Samuel Jackson
    Samuel Jackson Month ago

    8 is a lucky number in Asia as 7 is to the west. Why not carry on the theme of luck? Although not originally intended that way, it turned out that way.

  • Leif Neland
    Leif Neland Month ago

    There is a new Toyota Corolla, having nothing to do with old Corollas, so names can be reused.

  • Jade Doel
    Jade Doel Month ago

    7A7, 7B7, 7C7 - 7X7, 7Y7, 7Z7

  • Chris Garrison
    Chris Garrison Month ago

    Why not move away from 3digits and call the next one 7107

  • Wade Ellis
    Wade Ellis Month ago

    The B-24 liberator modal 32 was not a Boeing aircraft! It was manufactured by consolidated aircraft!

  • Alvin Z
    Alvin Z 2 months ago

    After 797: 7107 (seven ten seven) or 807?

  • am d
    am d 2 months ago

    7 eleven -7 and only hire indians as crew.....BTW Dj's great vids

  • my two budgies Rocky and Tico

    Very good video I always wondered how Boeing got their numbers for the crafts ♥️🚅👍

  • Alessandro Peroni
    Alessandro Peroni 2 months ago

    They could use hexadecimal numbers (A B C D E F) or change it into the 7007 serie 😉

  • Studyin’Me
    Studyin’Me 2 months ago

    I want a 757-(X/400/8/9)

  • Hype Beast104
    Hype Beast104 2 months ago

    What about the dream lifter

  • Aresfire2
    Aresfire2 2 months ago

    7117, 7127, 7147 & so on!

  • QuarioQuario54321
    QuarioQuario54321 2 months ago

    Being should instead call the NMA the 757X and use 797 for a Boeingized A380

  • alxndr_dnv
    alxndr_dnv 2 months ago

    I believe it would be sth like the 7107 (7 ten 7) or 7117 etc
    Looks quite weird noe that im looking at it

  • Annie D
    Annie D 2 months ago

    Like the Airbus A220

  • Brian Beard
    Brian Beard 2 months ago

    The B-24 was built by Consolidated, later Convair not Boeing. I think you meant the B-29 or the B-17.

  • Greg Alexander
    Greg Alexander 2 months ago

    Is Boeing going to use the Aurora D8? And how would they name it?

  • Chain
    Chain 2 months ago

    Because 789 (7 ate 9)

  • Doogle Ticker
    Doogle Ticker 2 months ago

    Shocking times we live in...

  • AvGeek 1856
    AvGeek 1856 2 months ago

    Seven *SOMETHING* Seven

  • P3N9U1N F4C3D
    P3N9U1N F4C3D 2 months ago

    Maybe they will name their future aircraft like Airbus A330 neo, they change the back number to 800, 900. The Boeing 737 - 17 would be cool

  • Giresh Sachdev
    Giresh Sachdev 2 months ago

    Interesting facts. Thank you 👍✔️

  • Chris Drummond
    Chris Drummond 2 months ago

    How about we call all aircraft flying deathtraps?

  • Arch Vile
    Arch Vile 2 months ago

    Curious question to all aviation experts. Why are there 2 names for a jet aircraft? 727-200. Why not just make it a single number that way they are easier to be identified and used generally. A B722, B721, B762, B763, A342, A343, A345, A346 and so on.

  • gartlin9
    gartlin9 2 months ago

    Hmm what about a aircraft called the 7-10-7 🤔

  • Heather T.
    Heather T. 2 months ago

    I doubt executives care about the names of the aircrafts they are buying. I’m sure executives are more worried about how the aircraft will suit there needs and how it will make them money.

  • Schtuperfly
    Schtuperfly 2 months ago

    I feel after the 7-7 numbers are used up they should move to 77-7 numbers because it is the logical progression of lucky numbers

  • Antonio Buccheri
    Antonio Buccheri 3 months ago

    At the end of the video it seems like in the last spotting shot you can see a Vueling A320... is it right?

  • Glen Miller
    Glen Miller 3 months ago

    Following a hexadecimal system, the next aircraft could be 7A7 ....

  • viking squirrel
    viking squirrel 3 months ago

    Boeing made the B-29 . B-50 , 377 , BBJ3 , A-10 E-6 Tacamo F15 so not just 7_7

  • TheCriminalViolin
    TheCriminalViolin 3 months ago

    From all I have seen, read & heard, Boeing and Embraer still have not came to an agreement on any merger/acquisition. I woul STRONGLY prefer it to stay this way too. Embraer remain wholly independent while stick the middle finger up to and into Boeing's face. For me, the branding of an aircraft changing suddenly from a company's traditional scheme has never made me skip a beat, feel uncomfortable nor gain any confusion. Also, I will still consider and call the C-Series by the Bombardier brand, even as much as I love AirBus, in order to keep with what the planes actually are, which is Bombardier aircraft. It's like if god forbid Embraer does stupidly decide to merge with Boeing, I will still call them by their proper names, not Boeing.

  • Jezza 82
    Jezza 82 3 months ago

    An old colleague told me once that the numbering started with the number on the door for the design office where the first big jet came out. It was known as the 707 office and the name worked its way over to the jet and they kept with it.

  • Joe Chang
    Joe Chang 3 months ago

    nma should be probably reuse the 757 name

  • Robin Rabec
    Robin Rabec 3 months ago

    Perhaps you might like to comment on the origins of the B707 name...my understanding the a/craft has a swept wing of 45 degrees..the Sin of 45 =.707 and hence the inherited name of that pioneering jet airliner.... , maybe ??

  • Fred
    Fred 3 months ago

    I’m use to saying 748 or 78X as in putting the -XXX number after the 2 first numbers

  • gavin kemp
    gavin kemp 3 months ago

    how about going with the 7000 series. with the using pronouncing the 2 middle digit together and using mainly these that roll of the tongue for example the 7107 seven ten seven 7127 seven twelve seven. or they could use letter like the 7A7 or the 7F7

  • Domingo Vergara
    Domingo Vergara 3 months ago

    Could they reuse the 7 series as 7A7, 7B7, 7C7, etc., etc.?

  • defcat123
    defcat123 3 months ago +1

    As an aviation fan, these are great vids

  • Kid Adventurer
    Kid Adventurer 3 months ago

    What would the number series be for spacecraft???

  • Jeff P
    Jeff P 3 months ago

    Boeing 2707 would be an ideal designation; rolls off the tongue quite nicely.

  • mattcolver1
    mattcolver1 3 months ago

    Too bad Boeing stopped making the 757. Airlines are hanging on to those aircraft now because they make for great short haul International flights to lesser served airports. At the time Boeing stopped production because 2 engine aircraft weren't allowed to fly international over water. Now they're allowed.

  • Chris 24
    Chris 24 3 months ago

    A 757x would be really cool when I fly someday it would be cool to say I’m flying a 757 since it is such a nice aircraft

  • Michael W. Perry
    Michael W. Perry 3 months ago

    I suspect Boeing will go to a 8x8 numbering (808, 818...). That follows the same pattern, giving familiarity, and the larger numbers suggest newer and better. The Chinese would like that too, since they consider "8" a lucky number. That is a big market, particularly when overseas Chinese are taken into account.
    I've always wondered about a different numbering issue. Why does the two-engined 737 have that 3 and the three-engined 727 have the 2. After all, there's the 747 with four engines.

  • Daniel Blumenthal Hoffman

    I don't think they will be going with 743 or the like. Every aircraft has a short code in order to be identified in paperwork with agencies such as the FAA. In the case of a 787-9, that would be B789. A 747-400 is a B744. It would be way too confusing to use that naming scheme where many of them already exist.

  • Stratowind
    Stratowind 3 months ago

    Boeing 701
    Pronounce it like 7 o' 1
    7 o' 2
    Sounds decent.

  • Kieran Calverley
    Kieran Calverley 3 months ago

    What about an electric 800 series

  • Firstname LASTNAME
    Firstname LASTNAME 3 months ago

    797 is planned to replace the older 757s

  • Timothy Gooden
    Timothy Gooden 3 months ago

    This guy has no clue and that’s all I’m allowed to say about that

  • MyTech
    MyTech 3 months ago

    The 800 series is taken.

  • gabriel Sturdevant
    gabriel Sturdevant 3 months ago

    hey bud, the B-24 was consolidated, not boeing

  • Jc Dock
    Jc Dock 3 months ago

    They could do 7X8, it would make sense if they want to keep the 700 numbers and still have a similar feel

  • Luis Pereira
    Luis Pereira 3 months ago

    They can always start again and keep the 7s. How? 7 double-o 7

  • Filippo Fittipaldi
    Filippo Fittipaldi 3 months ago

    For future aircraft why not change the middle digit to an alpha? For example, 7A7.

  • Charles Yeo
    Charles Yeo 3 months ago

    Boeing 404. Plane not found. Lol

  • Steven Williams
    Steven Williams 3 months ago

    808 would probably be for electric aircraft.
    909 for super-sonic aircraft.

  • Mark Smolarek
    Mark Smolarek 3 months ago

    737 is model but when you name a variation i never say 737-300.. I Just say 733 or for an 800 a 738.. Gets complicated with the max series. 73m8?

  • Nick Bryan
    Nick Bryan 3 months ago

    Didn’t Consolidated make the B-24?

  • james curtis
    james curtis 3 months ago

    Your answer to the question was "pretty much because they do..." not really an answer....

  • Phughy
    Phughy 3 months ago

    7X7 X being 10, is also an option. Or use the alphabet 7A7 etc

  • Donny Peters
    Donny Peters 3 months ago

    7:37 get that trash out of here

  • James Teel II
    James Teel II 3 months ago +3

    I was waiting with great anticipation for you to mention one of the simplest ideas of them all, and the one I hope will be the likeliest of the choices for Boeing when the time comes. It is the change which really isn’t a change at all, but to just continue...
    the *7-10-7; the *7-11-7, the *7-12-7, and so on and so forth. I’m not aware of any rule that states that the naming system must remain 3 digits. People in general, like continuity, it brings us a sense of comfort. And I’m sure the people at Boeing understand the importance of engendering this sense of comfort, especially in the marketing of machines in which so many of us will be asked to entrust our lives.😉
    What do you think about this particular naming idea DJ? I know some have mentioned this below, and many of us conceived of this idea simultaneously. For after thinking on it, I searched the web and found myriads of identical thoughts on the subject.
    (* dashes intended only to delineate the speech pattern of the proposed newer models)

  • Mathew McLean
    Mathew McLean 3 months ago

    Very informative and very interesting.

    I'm curious about this subject as well.
    I'm curious to see what an Airbus a390 or Airbus a360 would look like in the future or what kind / size of aircraft it will be

  • Timothy Mulholland
    Timothy Mulholland 3 months ago

    The B-24 was not a Boeing plane. It was made by Consolidated.

  • Brent Flora
    Brent Flora 3 months ago

    How about staying in the 7 family but give it 4 digits, exp. 7071, 7172, 7270, 7371, 7472, 7571, 7672, 7771,7872 & 7971! It's a kind of code that is used by many different industries, on all kinds of tools, equipment & even some vehicles use 4 digits or a letter & 3 digits etc.....!

  • Natewatl
    Natewatl 3 months ago

    An interesting thought comes up concerning Airbus. A & C have become obsolete. How about B for the Brexit era? Hahahahaha!

  • hbarudi
    hbarudi 3 months ago

    If this current naming convention stays, the 800 series will be alternative energy powered aircraft. Combining hydrogen fuel cell power for propulsion and a battery (APU) for the cabin and cockpit, that is very possible to build an alternative energy powered aircraft that can complete at least one earth orbit before running out of power. Hydrogen is lightweight and very good for the aircraft engines. Hydrogen stations can be added to every airport that use electrolysis of water to make hydrogen and fill the aircraft before they fly. Solar panels around the airport can provide the power to electrolysis of water and the airport can also power all the building needs (lights, heat/ac, flat escalators, and infrastructure) with another set of hydrogen fuel cells.

  • bobs5050
    bobs5050 3 months ago

    How is the 720B explained then. I flew on one of those.

  • Dee Anna
    Dee Anna 3 months ago

    The 787 is the most beautiful aircraft in the sky.

  • Parimal ,
    Parimal , 3 months ago

    Boeing still has 2 options left, 7D7 & 7T7 based on their biggest sales agent name who sits in white house !!

  • Aperia Summerborn
    Aperia Summerborn 3 months ago

    Well, I think, because there were plans of Boeing 2707(Supersonic Airliner), the name of Boeing 1707 sounds quite natural to me. What do you think?

  • Wesley Johnson
    Wesley Johnson 3 months ago

    Their sst was called the 2707, I wonder why they couldn’t do something like
    And so on

  • Ruth Elisa Luna
    Ruth Elisa Luna 3 months ago

    As long as they take me where I want to go in one piece, for now. Thanks for sharing!

  • Knights of Zootopia
    Knights of Zootopia 3 months ago

    How about 7A7, 7B7, 7C7, 7D7, 7E7, ... and omitting 7F7 to not confuse it with freighter aircraft, omitting 7i7 and 7o7 to not confuse people with the 717 and 707 respectively.

  • The Triple 7
    The Triple 7 3 months ago

    You forgot boeing 720, but nice video

  • Pres W2PW
    Pres W2PW 3 months ago

    I don't see any reason not to do 7A7, 7B7, 7C7 etc. I think that (with the exception of 7H7, 7O7, 7V7, and 7W7) they all sound every bit as "snappy" as 7#7 variants. With aircraft design and lifecycles as they are, that should take us well into the next century or beyond, although that might mean reverting back to the 6 series for rocket power! (Bring back the actual 727, please)

  • Amihai Freed
    Amihai Freed 3 months ago

    I think that they might be reserving the 8x8 series a new type of aircraft, perhaps flying wing, or autonomous passenger craft.