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Boeing 787-3: Is There A Future?  
User currently offlinedkramer7 From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Since both airlines that ordered this plane aren't getting it anymore I was wondering if anyone thought what the chances were of someone else being interested.

Also, what would be needed to make this plane more attractive?

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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30618 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2563 times:
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I doubt it. Even being 10 tons lighter, it was uneconomical compared to the 787-8 beyond 200nm. So there is no reason for an airline to buy it, since even for the shortest haul missions, a 787-8 would be more efficient. And airports and airlines can shuffle aircraft at gates to compensate for the longer span of the 787-8.

What will likely happen is NH and JL will take delivery of 787-8s with paper de-rated MTOWs in order to keep the landing fees low.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

There is really no economic case for the 787-3. Such planes are a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.


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