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    How popular will the 737ng be in 10 years time!

    Just a thought.......

    How popular will the 737-ng be in 10 years time......

    For the builders that are starting their projects now knowing it's going to takes years to build, where will the 737 be then (or the Airbus A3??)

    Could there be a 'newer generation' of the NG? to come,

    I believe there already is a 737 100,200,300,400,500,600,700,800,900

    900.......what next........950?

    Where does it go from the 900?

    737 - 101?

    The possibilities......where is it all going from now with the 737 totally max'ed out now?

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    Good question. B737-UAV I guess. The next 737 cockpit will most probably like the 787's cockpit will be.

    I saw the 6000th B737 was delivered to International Lease Finance leased out the Norwegian Air Shuttle on 16 April 2009. It is a -800.

    They will probably replace the 737 with a new design made of Fibreglass. Maybe the 797? Who knows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexpilot2008 View Post
    How popular will the 737-ng be in 10 years time......
    For the builders that are starting their projects now knowing it's going to takes years to build, where will the 737 be then (or the Airbus A3??)
    As far as I'm aware Boeing have a backlog of orders for the current range of 737's sufficient to keep the production line going for another 5 or 6 years.

    I believe they are looking at trying to bring some of the 787 technology down to any later 737's (for manufacture in the 5-10 year future), but need new ideas as a lot of it is too big!

    The emphasis on new designs will be economy -- "green" credentials etc.

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    Don't worry...look at the 737 and you see tons of carryover from the 707 and 727...just the trottle is a good example...and the 787 keeps the tradition...all this spans over so many years that you will reach wisdom age , Alex, and the 737 cockpit will still be up to date.!!!.... just jokin'
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    Good question. B737-UAV I guess. The next 737 cockpit will most probably like the 787's cockpit will be.
    If the cockpit of the 737 starts to look like the 787 dreamliner then that will be my opinion of the 737 finisihed! The 787 cockpit looks like something from star trek (the same as the A380), in fact as these cockpits get more futuristic, they are looking less appealing to build and look more like the 'cockpit' of car.

    This new glass technology (ie screens) is just making a cockpit look more like the office of bill gates, a chair with multi-screens round it, how boring is that, that's what they do in the stock exchange and on star trek.......look at screens all day.....

    I might as well cluster 4 screens round my desk with a projector and call that my 787 project finnished (.....ooops i mean the 737 of the future).....

    Seriously.........

    Where's the fun in building this multi-screen glass cockpit technology, anyone can whack screens behind an MIP.....I'm not talking about the 737ng as that's different as there are also many other components that make the 737ng a 'gauge and screen' cockpit as to these 'all screen cockpits'.

    There's nothing better than gauges, screens bore the **** out of me, we as a nation stare at them too much (look....your looking at one right now), and the minute the 737 cockpit starts looking like a dreamliner will be the minute I never want to look at a 737 again! (apart from 737ng downwards)

    Here's the Captain, FO & Cabin Crew Of the 737 of the future in the cockpit!
    http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/startrek...ek_csg_014.jpg

    Enjoy!

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    Try This...even with monitors behind ....looks good..



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    They all should look like that.



    But you knew I'd think like that!
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    I really don't understand what the problem is here. 'Steam gauges' may look more 'realistic' & even more attractive to some people, but what's wrong with showing these gauges on an LCD monitor instead of having a mechanical version. They both show the same thing really but in a different form. A mechanical fuel gauge or an LCD gauge have the same function.

    If anyone does not like the automation that goes along with glass cockpits, they can still turn it off and fly hands on for the most part. Personally, I love both looks almost equally, but I think a fully lit-up glass cockpit is a thing of beauty as well and I do love the futuristic look almost as much as I like the nostalgic look of an instrument panel full of mechanical gauges.

    Building a glass cockpit is of course much simpler than building a steam gauge cockpit and if the building part is what interests you the most, then steam gauges are the way to go, but if flying is the ultimate goal, then I think either method can satisfy even hard-core enthusiasts (Michael excluded of course

    Maurice

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    Here's someone's amazing 787 simulator....(also doubles up as the 737 in 10 years time)

    (nor far off the A380 LOL)


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    Quote Originally Posted by mauriceb View Post
    I really don't understand what the problem is here. 'Steam gauges' may look more 'realistic' & even more attractive to some people, but what's wrong with showing these gauges on an LCD monitor instead of having a mechanical version. They both show the same thing really but in a different form. A mechanical fuel gauge or an LCD gauge have the same function.

    Maurice

    A 737-200 sim will show all these steam gauges on a screen of course
    (unless you buy some company like Flightillusion or simkits..mean buy the Company!!$$$$)
    And,
    The charm of round gauges is in the way you use them...scanning order, relation of info and position of a needle..ex: VSI on a GC is not as easy to immediately interpret and read as the same info on a round dial...GC info is very concentrated and nearly too much is displayed on too small a surface, adjacent to other distracting moving and colorful displays.

    I like My 737NG but I always have this "Steam" Bug bugging me!!
    I learned to fly with these pointers, that's why. old age is hitting!
    Two different ways to use your mind and concentration....I think anyway.
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