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Potential Boeing Dilemma  
User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 911 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.

Does anyone share my opinion on this subject?

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5765 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 889 times:

Not really.

Why would they design a new 767-200 when they are still selling 767-200s?

That makes no sense. If you need to replace a 767-200, yet need something exactly like it, then why not just buy a new 767-200?

It works for Delta and their 757-200s. Rumor had it that their latest order for 757s (pretty small order I think, only about 10 aircraft) was to replace old 757s.


User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 874 times:

I wasnt aware that the B767-200 was still in production. If this is true, then has the B767-200 gone through any possible alterations and/or modifications since its introduction nearly 20 years ago?

User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 870 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.

L-1011-500


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 867 times:

The 767-200ER is still "in production" but no one except Continental has placed an order for it lately. If someone wanted to buy it, Boeing would be more than happy to build it.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 861 times:

At this moment I'm waiting for the but one get one free sale at Boeing !!!

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