Checklist787 wrote:Less range and more passengers IS the key for the Middle Of Market!
This is the reason why the 767-400ER is the main base according to Boeing REVEALED by flightglobal
If you can fit the seats in a narrower cross section like the 767-X and close around of the 767-400ER strech,
we can obtain a good platform because less drag than the HEAVIER 787-8 Dreamliner/A330-800neo/A300/DC-10/MD-11/L-1011
Even better yet, get rid of the weight associated with range you'll never use and get a cross section designed for moving people in and out of busy airports via a design like NMA.
Babyshark wrote:Revelation wrote:KC-46 is a far better deal for the US taxpayers and fits its role in the USAF better.
Bunch of KC-46s sitting across ramps in Seattle says it's not a better deal for us taxpayers in any way. Not to mention the original tanker deal corruption in the early 2000s that sent a usaf/Boeing exec to prison.
Boeing is a mess. It's not 1990s Boeing. Its 2020 Boeing and it sucks at airplanes.
Taxpayers aren't paying anything for undelivered KC-46s, in fact Boeing has paid penalties for being late.
Meanwhile, KC-46 Officially Begins Initial Operational Test and Evaluation and USAF has accepted delivery of 22 KC-46s.
If Boeing sucks at airplanes, why all the enthusiasm for another rewarmed grandfathered 767 derivative?
planecane wrote:If the market doesn't have a future need then why is Amazon expanding the fleet so much?
Is it really expanding?
The stuff we're seeing now going into the fleet is tapering off and is the result of decisions made two years ago or more.
AMZN's current trend is to spend big on building more warehouses for same-day and next-day delivery to avoid reliance on air.