TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
717-100/300 - The 717 series will be shut down soon
737-1000 - There is only so much mileage you can put in a old design. Boeing needs a new narrowbody.
747-500/600 - Aint gonna happen, Boeing ceded that market to the A380.
757-100/400 - See below
767-100/400 - Any future 757/767 upgrades won't happen. The Sonic cruiser comes in here instead.
777-100/400 - Not much point in a 100, and the a 400 seems unlikely due to the extreme length it would have.
Flying_higher From France, joined Jun 1999, 77 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1525 times:
Unfortunately I fear that there won't be any trijet any more because of the maintenance difficulties envolved. I hope the 717 will be sold well and upgraded to a real familly, why not with a 717-400 which will permit boeing to get rid of the whole 737 familly ; I think the MD-90 is such a great plane!!! So Boeing won't need any 737-1000 anymore!!!
Concerning the Sonic Cruiser, I fear this was only a false alert to counter the A380 and that it will never fly because of much too high operational costs due to enormous fuel consumption for too few pax.