MIA777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
What can we expect from Boeing in the future aside from the Sonic Cruiser? Not another model of an existing jet but a completely new design. In other words, what type of jet could we expect the "787" to be?
Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
With the current situation of the airline industry, my hypothesis would be an ultra-efficient, longer range jet with room for 125 or so *like* the A318. I don't believe the 717 can cut it, but this is only my opinion, and it is quite late here, so forgive my sleep-deprived soul.
Thinking about it, the oldest aircraft in production are the 757/767 lines (73,74,77 all are new/have new derivatives). Take into account the 764 and the prime candidate looks like the 75. But I feel this is far off into the future.