Charliejag1
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Status Of AC 767 XM Project?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:37 am

Can anybody give me an update on the XM interior refit project for the transpacific AC 767s? The most current information I have is from wikipedia and that says that 11/31 of the 763s have been fitted. It also says that the other 20 will be done by early 2008, which if only 11 are done I find hard to believe.

Who can give us an update on the actual progress of this project?

Thanks,

Charlie
 
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RE: Status Of AC 767 XM Project?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:51 am

Fins 682, 637 and 684 are currently in the shop and are due to be released back in to service on 12/02, 12/13 and 12/16 respectively.
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RE: Status Of AC 767 XM Project?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:04 am

after that happens, how many will there be done and how many to go?

Thanks for the info,
 
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RE: Status Of AC 767 XM Project?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:12 am

XM status as of November 21 is in Reply 35 of the following recent thread: AC 767-300XM (by LHRGregSE4 Nov 28 2007 in Civil Aviation)
 
lnglive1011yyz
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RE: Status Of AC 767 XM Project?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:40 am

What about the Blended Winglet solution that was part of the 777 order wayyy back?

Is that still going forward? IF So, when will we see the first wingletted AC 767?

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RE: Status Of AC 767 XM Project?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:04 pm



Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 4):
What about the Blended Winglet solution that was part of the 777 order wayyy back?

I believe this was no longer going to be done. I understand (but could totally be off-base), that the payback was simply not enough to warrant it. No doubt the almost-1-year-delay in ordering the 777's was a contributing factor.

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RE: Status Of AC 767 XM Project?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:41 pm



Quoting Cruiser (Reply 5):
I believe this was no longer going to be done. I understand (but could totally be off-base), that the payback was simply not enough to warrant it. No doubt the almost-1-year-delay in ordering the 777's was a contributing factor.

That may be the truth, but wouldn't adding winglets to them make them more attractive to potential buyers once they start introducing the 787?

Hrrm.

Thanks James  Smile

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