seahawk wrote:morrisond wrote:The odds on a passenger version actually selling unless they rewing/put a new tail on it/ basically redesign every part on it are so low I don't think it's even worth discussing.
I think what Boeing is thinking is that they are thinking of building an 767-400f with 748 Engines and if for some reason some airlines want some passenger models they will build them some.
This is not a substitute for MOM - but maybe a recognition that if MOM is a tight light 7w with basically an A320 belly - it would suck as a freighter.
This would be a minimal cost design - the engines are already done - the gear may need to be strengthened if they increase MTOW - otherwise it's long enough.
They would be lucky to sell 200 as Passenger models - not worth the effort.
As the engine development is paid by the engine OEM it is about the same effort as Airbus had for the A330NEO.
I can not see Boeing doing this for freighters alone and do a complete new MOM in addition.
As a freighter this would be minimum effort - it would not preclude them from doing MOM at all.
They need MOM to prove out the production system for NSA.
The cost of making 767 competitive as a passenger model (GEnx's aren't efficient enough for Passenger use in 2025 probably) would probably not be significantly different than MOM - especially if they can amortize MOM costs over a combined MOM/NSA program.