New 717-300X?

Prospective_Pilot

New Member
I somehow doubt they will go ahead with it.....

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Boeing Releases Proposed 717-300X Rendering
September 18 , 2003

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released an artist’s concept of its proposed 717-300X passenger jet, which would answer airlines’ demand for a larger, short-range, high-frequency airplane.

Development and launch of the 717-300X, which has been offered to several airlines, depends on it attracting a sufficient number of orders.

Boeing currently produces the 717-200, which typically has 106 seats and is the world’s best jetliner in its class. The 717-300X would typically carry 130 passengers in a two-class configuration. The 717-300X would be138.3 ft. (42.2 m) long, compared to 124 ft. (37.8 m) for the -200. The -300X would have higher maximum take-off and space limited payload weights, and greater engine thrust than the -200. The -300X also would have a service door behind the wing.

If launched, delivery of the 717-300X is targeted for the second half of 2006.

Click HERE to see a pic.
 

pilot602

If specified, this will replace the title that
I'm glad to see the airframe isn't going away anytime soon. Old MacD made a winner ...


I'm biased, however.
 

kellwolf

Piece of Trash
Yeah, I wonder if AirTran knew about this when they ordered those 737-700s a little bit ago. In cattle car configuration the 737 only has 7 more seats than the 717-300 is advertised to have.....
 

mpenguin1

Well-Known Member
Airtran knew about the 717-300, Airtran wanted a 717 with increased range. The Boeing Engineers have conducted all of the required test, all they need now are some orders. This version of the 717 is supposed to attract the Star Alliance and several Chinese airlines.
 

FL717

New Member
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Yeah, I wonder if AirTran knew about this when they ordered those 737-700s a little bit ago. In cattle car configuration the 737 only has 7 more seats than the 717-300 is advertised to have.....



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It is very simple..Airtran can't wait for boeing to get off thier arse and make a 717-300. We need planes for our westward expansion yesterday, not 3 years from now.

Chris
 

FL717

New Member
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They're gonna load up that DC-9 wing even more?!?

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Yea basically. To my understanding..the 717-300 will not have much more range, if any than the -200 series. I think all you are looking at is an increase in capacity.

Chris
 
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