Boeing to replace 737 MAX with all-new design (around 2030)

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/05/us-boeing-ceo-idUSKBN0IP27320141105
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Considering the basic 737 design is almost 50 years old, not exactly surprising. It would be interesting to learn how current 737s are different: from the original 100-200s, the "Advanced" 200, to the re-engined (300-500) "Classic" series, to current advanced 700-800 series, to the future MAX. Not just the obvious engines changes, but changes that reduce maintenance and provide greater reliability. I do wish there were magazines that got into these kind of details. Most airliner mags seem preoccupied with colour schemes.

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Why wait??? Why not do it now? Maybe reasy by 2020/21 and time to follow after the intial wave of Max aeroplanes
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Why wait??? Why not do it now?
Waiting for new technologies to be ready/mature. No need to make just a composite 737...any new plane (which will have to last until long after most of us are gone) will have to bring more to the table than that.

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So then, they can't say what or when if the technology is not developed. Have they learned nothing from the 787 when they promised a timescale for untried material and failed hopelessly to meat the promised timescale. IO doubt very much it will look like the poic above. Just another fanciful idea of the future that never comes about.

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From CEO:
"It will be slightly bigger, there will be new engines. The current look of the planes (shape) won’t change dramatically," McNerney said.
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Considering the basic 737 design is almost 50 years old, not exactly surprising. It would be interesting to learn how current 737s are different: from the original 100-200s, the "Advanced" 200, to the re-engined (300-500) "Classic" series, to current advanced 700-800 series, to the future MAX. Not just the obvious engines changes, but changes that reduce maintenance and provide greater reliability. I do wish there were magazines that got into these kind of details. Most airliner mags seem preoccupied with colour schemes.
http://www.b737.org.uk/ Lots of information there. As I understand it, a 737 rolling off the production line today only has about 25% (or less) parts common to the 200 series. The Max will have even less in common.