Wouldn't it be a good idea for Boeing to make an offer of 767-400ER's so attractive that they couldn't resist? With the possibility of the Air Force tanker business still out there, maybe Boeing could make a deal that keeps the line going a little longer with the hope that they can still get the tanker business rather than just shutting it down prematurely like they did with the MD
-11 and maybe 757 where there was interest in the product after the fact! I don't know their internal numbers, but seems to me that there is a demand for promptly available aircraft in the 767/A330 size range and the near-term A330 production seems to be pretty much spoken for. So, why can't Boeing get some 767 orders for prompt delivery (within 12 mos) to take advantage? I read that they only produce 8 767's a year at the moment, surely they can bump that up to 12 or 15 rather quickly and take advantage of a market opportunity. Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but there sure seems to be an opportunity presenting itself.