Stealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
Short of sounding mean ...... it's all well and good that the IC board of directors decide they want new planes...... but their hands are tied and they have no future if things stay the way they are now.
New planes great. ..... let's hope they get the opportunity to chart their own direction instead of having their arms twisted by our pals in the government.
PVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 727 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
Wouldn't it be a good idea for Boeing to make an offer of 767-400ER's so attractive that they couldn't resist? With the possibility of the Air Force tanker business still out there, maybe Boeing could make a deal that keeps the line going a little longer with the hope that they can still get the tanker business rather than just shutting it down prematurely like they did with the MD-11 and maybe 757 where there was interest in the product after the fact! I don't know their internal numbers, but seems to me that there is a demand for promptly available aircraft in the 767/A330 size range and the near-term A330 production seems to be pretty much spoken for. So, why can't Boeing get some 767 orders for prompt delivery (within 12 mos) to take advantage? I read that they only produce 8 767's a year at the moment, surely they can bump that up to 12 or 15 rather quickly and take advantage of a market opportunity. Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but there sure seems to be an opportunity presenting itself.