- The 767-200ER has ample range but due to the limited capacity it costs too much to fly the people that fit in to the maximum radius.
- The 767-300ER has sweet capacity but a range just short of making it the aircraft of choice for some thin city pairs like those I could think of linking BRU and the likes of LAX (this one is not too much of a problem), BKK, HKG, SIN,... This without imposing too many restrictions to the loads.
- The 767-400ER has more capacity (not always needed) but hindered range and therefore fails like all of the above.
Would it be possible to think of a 767-300LR (I don't think the variant exists) that would have the capacity of the 300, the range of the 200 (even a bit more) and the wing/whatever improvements of the 400 (Signature interior not being relevant to this equation)?
I know that the 7E7-8 sounds much like this product (just with even more range and more cargo space) but it is presented as a 757 replacement, not as a 757 and 767 replacement. Although the first rendering of the 7E7 was a 767-400ER with a 7E7 paint job on the tail. Any news about the 767 assembly line? Is it really here to stay for commercial frames? Or will it as I believe be a successor to the 767, not to the 757.