Boeing 797

This is an interesting plane if Boeing actually decides to build it…

A 1,000 passenger plane that is faster than existing commercial jets (mach .88), and also more efficient because of the wing design.

.There are several big advantages to the blended wing design, the most important being the lift to drag ratio which is expected to increase by an amazing 50%, with overall weight reduced by 25%, making it an estimated 33% more efficient than the A380, and making Airbus’s $13 billion dollar investment look pretty shaky. High body rigidity is another key factor in blended wing aircraft, it reduces turbulence and creates less stress on the air frame which adds to efficiency, giving the 797 a tremendous 8800 nautical mile range with its 1000 passengers flying comfortably at mach .88 or 654 mph cruising speed (another advantage over the Airbus tube-and-wing designed A380’s 570 mph).

It’s looks a bit like a stealth bomber. Maybe they could further save costs by dropping smart bombs while making commercial passenger flights. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Boeing 797”

  1. Damn awesome looking plane 😀 Did you hear it was a fake story though – put on Digg, shot to the first page – a few hundred sites mentioned the story, the site itself got tons of traffic.

    I agree with dropping smart bombs – maybe over Iran? 🙂

  2. Looks good, idea sounds good, timing seems good; is this another Sonic Cruiser? Pax capacity 1000? Maybe. A380 claim for 555 seats seems wishful thinking; SQ & QF, carriers with some longhaul experience seem to think c.465 3-klasse realistic load. Even if 797 – if built – has real c.700 seats it will change things just a little bit. But does AI need a killer punch from BCA? At 150-odd conditional sales, AI is circa 200 short of break-even, and circa 500 short of commercial success. And AI needs a new frame to counter the 787… .
    When WILL the 380 be delivered to launch customers in sufficient numbers to inaugurate realistic shedules?
    Many questions for which I eagerly await answers.

  3. I know that Boeing can do this job. Maybe even amortize some of the high cost of the B-2 “Spirit” bomber. Of course the 797 will not have to be stealthy. And as for filling 1000 seats….maybe one deck can be configured to ship cargo. That’s important too.

  4. If you check the Boeing web site you will not find any reference to this aircraft or it’s development. Could be a clue there.

  5. I doubt Boeing will go the route of a huge plan to counter Airbus. Their counter is the 787 followed buy (my guess) the narrow body 797. The two companys have different paths they are going down. I don’t see why Boeing would build a large aircraft to compete with AI. Compete for what? See which company comes closer to breaking even? If it was a contest of large airliners, Boeing won 4 decades ago. Just my 2 cents.

  6. I’m sure it’s a fake. The plane looks real enough but the background looks like it has every large structure from every city in the world including the needle in Shanghai. However, now that I’ve seen it I want it so I wish they would develop it.

  7. The story is bogus. See truthorfiction.com and search for boeing 797. Boeing denies that it is working on such an aircraft, while confirming that a military flying wing design is in development at Long Beach, but is only at the scale model stage. Although the entry at the truthorfiction.com site is not specific on the subject, it appears from the the design that it is contemplated as a successor to the C-5 cargo plane rather than as a bomber or passenger plane. Flying wings have great potential as cargo planes, as already worked out during the development of the original flying wings by Northrup back in the 1940’s. Also, in response to Hoon’s entry, this would not “amortize the cost of the B-2,” as that stealth bomber was developed by Northup, not Boeing.

  8. This plane has been produced it is on the Boeing web site. Its called the X48-B. Someones got a bit photoshop happy on it is all!!

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