benbeny wrote:seahawk wrote:I´d go for option 3. Maybe there is no market for such plane. The "waiting for Boeing" argument makes no sense, if there is a market segment big enough to make it worthwhile to explore with the MoM in competition, it surely should be worth taking without the MoM launched.
Strangely enough, I agree. We've seen so many arguments in favor of 'non-replaceable' mighty B752 and B753, but seeing so many B752 and B753 being converted to freighter versions or being retired without direct replacement, has made me questioning: is it really non-replaceable, or do the airlines have better alternatives?
Surely if the demand is high enough, it's cheaper in a long term to draw a cleansheet design rather than build 737MAX, but apparently the demand for 757 replacement isn't there or the alternatives are good enough for airlines.
? Most 757 operate(d) in the US. We we see a large influx of A321's at Delta, AA, Spirit, Hawaiian, JetBlue and United to close the line if Boeing doesn't get it's act together rapidly. If the 757 is being replaced by any aircraft type, we have to go to Mobile to see which one. taking that as a given, Boeing said they were aiming at something larger. Although I agree with Lightsabre a NB probably fills a bigger segment.. Maybe a big NB