JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 785 times:
Before anything, it is nice to see such heavy competition between Boeing and Airbus. Nevertheless, it is clear that Airbus have the upper hand. Analysing the diffirent components of Boeing, it seems to me that the company is simply making larger aircraft, without making direct replacements for the ones produced uptill now. My best example is the B767-200. This aircraft is intended on seating about 200 in a medium density, two-class configuration. The B767-300 was an alternative at the time, and was basically a stretched version of the 200. Yet, today, there are no indications that Boeing is intending on having a direct substitute for the B767-200s. Taking this into consideration, I could conclude that Boeing is ignoring a segment of the market that demand an aircraft such as the B767-200 for its long-range flights.
L-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 744 times:
It is -
CO recently took delivery of a few brand new 767-224s recently. They had an updated cockpit and a 777 style interior.
This is not the first time something like this has happened at Boeing - In the mid 1980s, a few 741s were built for Saudia and one 747SP was built (I don't know for whom) in the 1980s as well, after the SP production line closed down.