|Quoting art (Reply 145):|
With those numbers it would be madness to pursue either a modified 767 or a resuscitated, modified 757 in an attempt to counter the A321NEO LR.
It really wouldn't be a counter to the 321neoLR, (or competition for the A330neo/788)...it would do things the 321 can't. It would be a 757, 767, A300, A310 replacement. Trans Atlantic west coast to pretty much anywhere in Europe. West coast to Asia...whatever the 767 is doing now.
Sure, the 788 and A330 are doing some of that but at 80,000ish lbs heavier...a cleaned up 762 with Scimitars and GEnx -2B's would beat them on trip costs.
It would fit almost exactly between the A321neoLR and the A330neo/788 duo, in price, trip cost, range and weights.
The A321 to A330/788 gap is huge, around 150,000lbs OEW difference alone. Considering the relatively small weight differences between the aircraft above and below the gap, it behooves me to believe that there isn't room for 1000 or so gap fillers.