How are you supposed to say the names of Boeing planes?

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qwertyuiop

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How are you supposed to say the names of Boeing planes? For example: should you say seven-three-seven or seven-thirty-seven, should you say seven-eight-seven or seven-eighty-seven?

ads086

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Boeing seems to be pronounced as the three individual numbers (seven three seven)

Airbus seems to use American pronounciation for hundreds (three eighty, three nineteen)

ethanmanickum

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Boeing aircraft are pronounced with the three seperate numbers ~ for example (seven-four-seven)

moa999

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Generally individual numbers, but triple can be used

- 'triple seven' for Boeing 777, 'triple three' for the Airbus A330-300,  and enty ends for the Airbus planes ending in zero. So 'three-thirty' for the Generic 330 but 'three-three-two' for the 330-200

eminere

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And Dreamliner for the B787.

qwertyuiop

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Thank you for the answers everyone.  I have been pronouncing it with three individual numbers (seven three seven) but I have heard it been pronounced the other way which was why I was confused.  Thanks for the clarification.

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