ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2457 times:
What has become of the proposed 777-250ERX?
Is it still under study/consideration? Has it been silently cancelled?
For those of you that might not remember it: around November 2002, Boeing announced plans of a possible frame stretch for an aircraft 225ft long with a range of 8637mi, facilitated by the same GE90-11B1s which are (or perhaps, were) the powerplant for the 772LR as well. The general buzz-from-the-bees was that this model would be geared toward the USA carriers... none of whom felt they could justify the 773A/ER, but many of whom still needed something slightly larger than the 772 for transoceanic travel.
Anyone know anything recent about this proposal? Hamlet?
Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2745 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2340 times:
As far as I know, it is still only a 'working concept.' In other words, its an idea that is being studied fairly low-key. I doubt we will see anything come of this for a number of years yet. Eventually, however, I could see this aircraft pursued in order to distance the current 777-200ER away from the proposed 7E7 Stretch.