|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):|
The B787-3 and B787-8 are already 3 meters shorter than the next shortest 8-abreast airliner (A330-200). I think anything smaller will be single-aisle.
|Quoting Zvezda (Thread starter):|
can see two possible strategies for Boeing:
1) wait for Airbus to announce an A320 replacement first, so that Boeing can refine their plans in response, or
2) move quickly, before Airbus have a chance to develop composite fuselage technology, so that Airbus are forced to respond with a derivative, as was the case with the A350
|Quoting Art (Reply 9):|
Supposing that Boeing does not launch the 747ADV this summer. That's the end of that particular story, isn't it? Wouldn't that free up a lot of design personnel and make a few billion $ available, enhancing the attraction of option (2)?