Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33974 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
Quoting PM (Thread starter): 1. Is this in part compensation for the late delivery of 787s? (But Uzbekistan Airways have only 2 787s on order. Four 767s seems a lot by way of compensation.)
They may just feel that four more 767s are a good fit for their fleet and the two 787s would be for either new longer-range routes or for one route that has seen passenger traffic growth.
Quoting PM (Thread starter): 2. Deliveries from 2013?! So the 767 will still be in production five years from now? Interesting.
With the current backlog and production rate, they have about four to five years worth of orders. Even with the production rate rising, Boeing may have a number of new 767 orders in negotiation that, when consummated, would push the backlog even later.
PM From Namibia, joined Feb 2005, 7293 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2370 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 3): they have about four to five years worth of orders
I hadn't realised that. Weren't Boeing mulling the closure of the 767 line back in about 2006? Who'd have thought it would still be going in 2013 - and beyond?
Suits me. My current tally of just 18 767 flights (on Piedmont, Delta, Air New Zealand, USAir, Ansett, KLM, British Airways, Kenya Airways and All Nippon) needs to be worked on. (Though I'm not sure how soon I'll be flying to Tashkent... )