Rwylie77 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 367 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9744 times:
Now the 757 line has closed, will the 767 line close soon as well? Surely there are not too many airlines that will buy new 767's now rather than wait until the 7E7 or A350 is released...especially as there are so many used 767's available out there as a stop gap?
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9061 times:
The only reason I can see the 767 line remaining open is for military purposes. It probably will close down by 2009 is my guess, as most airlines have quit ordering it. The 7E7 is going to kill the 767 orders anyway.
Dimsum From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 91 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7158 times:
I was down in Everett for a tour in early september and there was a freshly painted JL 763 sitting outside. However, I didn't see the reg on that a/c. Does anyone know when it was delivered and how recent JL ordered it? I also saw the AF and JL 773ER's ready for delivery on the same lot.
Richie87 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6019 times:
I can't really come up with any objective, technical, market-value, A vs. B, continuance of military-contract orders, or anything else other than this:
I simply LOVE the B767. It's always been my favorite for int'l travel, and I really like the coach seating arrangements in the things. I have been on most models at one time or another, and spent about 4 hours on a Delta -400 series, which I gather only DL and CO ordered. Pity. Well, I guess there are more efficient birds out there, and better ones on the way, but I always thought that was one of the best planes Boeing ever came up with. In my humble opinion....
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3018 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5367 times:
JL ordered 7 more in in 2004 or 2003 and all will be taken by end of Fiscal year 2005 in Japan, so March 2006. Not sure of the status on NH's remaining 763ERs. There is one or two more 763ERs for Ethiopian but that's about it for civil orders. JASDF has 4 767 tankers on order but with delivery probably commencing late this year or next. I believe there is an order for Italian AF 767 tankers too.
It simple, "No USAF KC-767=good-bye 767-line."
Lastly, I too love flying on the 767, but it's just that all good things must come to an end.