LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2236 times:
The A332 was available before the 764 was. Until the 767-400LR comes along, the A332 has the range advantage over the 767-400ER.
The A332's similarity to other A330/340 family members must have had something to do with its succes.
Charter and holiday airlines seem to prefer the A332, it may have something to do with the fact that the you have the choice of putting 8 or 9 seats abreast (you can put 8 seats abreast on a 767, but I don't think it will have the same seat width).
Travellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
The A330 is also a slightly bigger plane, both for pax and cargo capacity. It was designed to meet a growing market which wanted something a little bigger than the 767, and has ended up being slightly smaller than the later released 777, at whose heels it nips ever so slightly (the Northwest order and also the pending KLM order request, for example). Maybe that is where Boeing thinks its best competition is for the A330, because I agree that I was surprised that they shelved plans for the 764-ERX.
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BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
I was surprised too that they shelved plans for the 767-400LR. However, the reason I think they decided to do so is in favor of there Sonic Cruiser. Boeing had plans to improve the rest of the 757 and 767 family, however those have been shelved completely aswell.
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Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2161 times:
The Kenya Airways order was for the B767-400ERX, which has now been cancelled. Their options are to convert to the B767-300ER (which they already operate) or order the A330-200. The B767-400ER does not have enough range for Kenya Airways European operations out of Nairobi.
AIRNZ_747-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
KLM is most likely to order a full load of 777's because it is extremely rare for KLM to order some Airbus jets. This upcoming order might be an exception to the statement I just made, but I think that all signs point to a KLM 777 order. It is highly unlikely that KLM will ever order an A330-200 since Northwest already has the A330-300 on order.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
The 764 flight deck is the same flight deck as the 777 except the three dials next to the pilots controls are glass on the 777 and standard on the 764. 763 pilots can not fly the 764 (DL 757/767 crews have told me this).
I would look for American and United to also order the 764 down the line, as both are large 767/777 operators, and they both need an aircraft in between the 763 and 777.