Topic Author
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2001 1:57 am

Potential Boeing Dilemma

Thu Jun 21, 2001 1:00 pm

Before anything, it is nice to see such heavy competition between Boeing and Airbus. Nevertheless, it is clear that Airbus have the upper hand. Analysing the diffirent components of Boeing, it seems to me that the company is simply making larger aircraft, without making direct replacements for the ones produced uptill now. My best example is the B767-200. This aircraft is intended on seating about 200 in a medium density, two-class configuration. The B767-300 was an alternative at the time, and was basically a stretched version of the 200. Yet, today, there are no indications that Boeing is intending on having a direct substitute for the B767-200s. Taking this into consideration, I could conclude that Boeing is ignoring a segment of the market that demand an aircraft such as the B767-200 for its long-range flights.

Does anyone share my opinion on this subject?
Posts: 4955
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2000 11:10 am

RE: Potential Boeing Dilemma

Thu Jun 21, 2001 1:07 pm

Not really.

Why would they design a new 767-200 when they are still selling 767-200s?

That makes no sense. If you need to replace a 767-200, yet need something exactly like it, then why not just buy a new 767-200?

It works for Delta and their 757-200s. Rumor had it that their latest order for 757s (pretty small order I think, only about 10 aircraft) was to replace old 757s.
Topic Author
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2001 1:57 am

RE: Potential Boeing Dilemma

Thu Jun 21, 2001 1:51 pm

I wasnt aware that the B767-200 was still in production. If this is true, then has the B767-200 gone through any possible alterations and/or modifications since its introduction nearly 20 years ago?
Posts: 359
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2000 2:40 pm

RE: Potential Boeing Dilemma

Thu Jun 21, 2001 1:56 pm

It is -

CO recently took delivery of a few brand new 767-224s recently. They had an updated cockpit and a 777 style interior.

This is not the first time something like this has happened at Boeing - In the mid 1980s, a few 741s were built for Saudia and one 747SP was built (I don't know for whom) in the 1980s as well, after the SP production line closed down.

Posts: 3914
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2000 10:27 pm

RE: Potential Boeing Dilemma

Thu Jun 21, 2001 1:59 pm

The 767-200ER is still "in production" but no one except Continental has placed an order for it lately. If someone wanted to buy it, Boeing would be more than happy to build it.
"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
Posts: 5750
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:43 pm

RE: Potential Boeing Dilemma

Thu Jun 21, 2001 2:07 pm

At this moment I'm waiting for the but one get one free sale at Boeing !!!

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos