I didn't see anything else on this in my search here so I'll sum up the article in the March 2-8/'04 issue; if it's been posted in another thread, my apologies.
Boeing indicated at Asian Aerospace that the list of the baseline 7E7 will bee close to the $115.5 - $127.5 million range of the 767-300ER, based on 2002 dollars, surprising many observers who expected the maker to charge a premium for the new model. It also noted that the list of the larger A330-200, against which the 7E7 Stretch would compete, is $139.6 - $145.5 million based on 2003 dollars. The intent, according to 7E7 program director of marketing, Tom Waggener, is to offer the 7E7 with all of its' extra capabilities, at a similar price to the 767 and admits that airlines also expected a higher price. The article also mentions that Star Alliance member airlines are to work together to define a common 7E7 specification, marking the first time the group has discussed standardization of a mainline aircraft. Star chief exec. Jan Albrecht said:"At the Star board meeting (this week) in Tokyo, we will firm up more interest and get the core group of airlines." This core group is expected to comprise three or four airlines and likely members include Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways, according to the article. In addition to previously published technical details, the article also quotes Airbus CEO John Leahy as being "about as concerned about the 7E7 as I was about the Sonic Cruiser".
Well, good move for Boeing because relatively high pricing compared to competing Airbus models helped get them into their current sales quandry, as illustrated by the 777-300ER/200LR's relatively poor sales compared to the A340-600/500. And kudos to John Leahy for saying exactly what he's supposed to say though I suspect it's not what he actually believes. The 7E7 and the Sonic Cruiser are an apples and oranges comparison with the SC
at best, being a relatively niche market airplane while the 7E7 is clearly a mass-market airplane