Two Fuselage Cross Sections (5W and 7W), three wings (NBA, NSA, NMA), three sets of gear and Program accounting = amazing combinations of airplanes with different capabilities and an incredible way forward with Development amortized over 10,000+ frames.
Massive commonality in terms of Maintenance and training.
Okay, now, we know why you not like one unique wing.
3 different fuselages cross section for a potentiel of +10.000 frames. Game changers in different Payload-range
It'g good but the problems are,
1. Now Boeing want make the 767-X above the Middle Of Market
2. The FSA concept will should replace the 757 in the bottom of the Middle Of Market
3. Enter into service for the upcoming 737MAX-10 and the launch of the forthcoming 737MAX-9ERX not means reality for a replacement of the popular narrowbody before 2030.
I bet than Boeing had re-rewied it's strategy with the FSA over the NMA, because the 767-X in the above of the Middle Of Market revealed by flightglobal proves that the FSA is a smaller than the NMA who' s in the bottom to "replace" the NMA-6 concept who was not the priority according to Boeing recently.
At this effect, it's possible that the bottom of the Middle Of Market who' s MORE important, must answered by another idea, by the FSA-6X (a Smaller Twin-Aisles)
So, we can see clearly,
The FSA will be built in two versions with a theorical/ traditional baseline, the FSA-8 and the Strech FSA-9.
The FSA-8 flying farther than the forthcoming 737MAX-10, but as far as the upcoming 737MAX-9ERX but the last is not the same size like the FSA-8 because in a 2-class seating the business seat will be (IMO) @ 36in pitch to compare orange-to-orange for the LCC missions. It's for why i think Boeing re-fit it's strategy with the FSA over the NMA in the bottom of the market with the 737MAX-9ER/-10 and the FSA-6X concept.
The same thing for the 767-X based on the - 400ER size, and the Strech-FSA-9 will seating each others with few difference of pax.
A 2-class 280 seats for the 767-X and 2-class 265 seats with business seat @ 36 in pitch Apple-to-Apple comparison.
It's for what there is MANY reasons to believe that the FSA is a true Middle Of Market aircraft in term of capacity of seats thanks to it's Twin-Aisles characteristics.
I bet for this strategy of Boeing!
Single Aisle zone
Middle Of Market zone
737-10/FSA-8X (757 replacement)
FSA-9/767X (A332/-800 replacement)
787-8 (considered by Boeing as a Small Airplane /Study Market)
Middle Size Airplane zone
Big Airplane /VLA zone
My bet is on the 7W if they are replacing 737 and 757 at the same time
Do you think an ovalish 6W
could be most efficient over an ovalish 7W
I suspected that the new strategic FSA concept is an efficient
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