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by RL777
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 33
Views: 5448

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Looks pretty good, not as striking as some of their previous designs but much better than I was expecting given their last attempt.

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by RL777
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed, first routes SIN-BKK, KUL and KIX
Replies: 12
Views: 4275

Re: Singapore Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed, first route SIN-KIX

These will no doubt be deployed quite extensively to Australia in my opinion, it's the perfect aircraft to compliment other more premium configured frequencies.

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by RL777
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29642

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

Can we please cede the discussion that the 777-9 is much larger than the 77W when in reality it's not much larger. Whether it'll be competitive in that market is a fair discussion though.

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by RL777
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8697

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

This has to be one of the most oddly conceived and impractical solutions to the VLA discussions I've ever seen.

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by RL777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 74
Views: 10847

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

This is going to make for an interesting thread but it's spot on. The ME3 are big but give it some time and let China's aviation industry grow and the government subsidized airlines will only cause more trouble for competing "legacy airlines".

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by RL777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5330

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

The A350 has and will get its share of orders but it is not a game changer and it will not dominate the upper end of the market like the 777W has for almost 20 years. This is the fascinating bit, Airbus think they have the sweet spot with the A350, and will dominate that sector. Boeing on the other...

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by RL777
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 88
Views: 17710

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

I thought it was only the 773 fleet that was going ten abreast, not the 77Ws? A 14 hour service to between HKG & JFK on a ten abreast 777 is the definition of hell (despite CX's rather good on board service). Changes like this show why SQ are head and shoulders above CX. SQ isn't going to be fa...

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by RL777
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis
Replies: 70
Views: 10967

Re: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis

It's far too early and with many obscured details to comment on what the coming years will look like for Airbus. One thing is for sure though, they will still remain one of the two dominant manufactures.

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by RL777
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF75 SYD-YVR Landing in Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 3233

Re: QF75 SYD-YVR Landing in Seattle

The fog crept back in at YVR, likely decided to refuel at risk of being put in a long hold.

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by RL777
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 16839

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

John Leahy put it best in an interview at the Farnborough airshow a few years back: "There are two manufactures out there, in the 100 seat and above market and there's a reason for that. This is highly complex, capitol intensive business, look at how many manufactures of cars or cell phones the...

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by RL777
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18606

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

This rumor has been drifting around for sometime and seems to resurface each time CX adds anything related to Star. IAD is a logical decision to continue adding capacity to the east coast of NA which has been one of the strongest regions in the network over the past few years. Cathay isn't leaving O...

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by RL777
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 13136

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

The A350/A330NEO combination will likely replace the majority of the 747/777 operations in time at Delta. The 77Ls however are still quite young and I don't see any reason why they won't continue to serve in the fleet for many years to come. I doubt at this stage Delta would be interested in investi...

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by RL777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52429

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Revelation wrote:
In reality, this is what A and B both want: a stable duopoly.


Precisely, both programs will be quite profitable for both companies and thats the goal at the end of the day.

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by RL777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83301

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Airbus continues to roll on into 2018, The 321NEO is an exceptional aircraft and seems to fit DLs needs very well. Boeing is no doubt very disappointed but they had to have seen this as a strong possibility given the politics surrounding the C Series debacle and how DL fit into that with tits sizabl...

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by RL777
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380
Replies: 23
Views: 9151

Re: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380

The port authority has stated that they will not make the necessary changes unless multiple airlines show significant interest. Emirates have stated in the past they would like to operate A380 services to SEA but the port authority basically said sorry not interested.

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by RL777
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on the 777X flight deck?
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Thoughts on the 777X flight deck?

TWA772LR wrote:
The demand for Sight Saver wipes will increase dramatically.

Touch screens will make the cockpit more intuitive. Smart move IMO. Does the A350 have touch screens?


Touchscreens are optional on the 350, I'm not aware of any airline that has taken delivery with them installed though.

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by RL777
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 704089

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

So let me post a somewhat silly question, if they really wanted to send a message about the A380 why not order the next largest a/c available, if they had placed an order for 40 748i rather than 40 787-10 which in no way compete with the A380 what would the message have been? After all, they alread...

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by RL777
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

a bit off topic, but noticed Korean Air low cost carrier JIN AIR, are using B777-200ER's to fly to HNL with 393 seats all Y class in a 3-4-3 arrangement(apparently some seats up front have more legroom). They also fly seasonally to CNS. Couldn't they fly Australia/USA as long as they stopped in som...

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by RL777
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

blooc350 wrote:
Id rather pay a full fare on a real airline than to fly something like Allegiant, frontier or Southwest across the pond.


Unfortunately and increasingly many travelers have shifted towards the opposite line of thinking.

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by RL777
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 65083

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Tip of the cap to Mr. Leahy, what a profound impact he's had on the industry. Fitting way to pass the torch

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by RL777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87364

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

5. ravished the title of "Queen of the Skies" ! Call the A380 "Whale of the Heavens" or "Pig of the Skies" if you will & lipsticked if you so prefer, but in everybody's right mind the crowning masterpiece is now produced by Airbus with all the added luxury airlines...

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by RL777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 26246

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

EK have done an excellent job with the F cabin, excellent balance of functionality and innovation without changing too much. The Y cabin also looks good despite the tight width. I understand why they prefer the 7 abreast J product from a business perspective but from a consumer perspective it makes ...

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by RL777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 49987

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Excellent news for both Emirates and Boeing, I always had the feeling an order would be tabled at the Airshow despite TC straying the masses otherwise. The 78J is the ideal aircraft for the shorter high density routes that are currently operated by aircraft either too large or misused on those route...

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by RL777
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87364

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

The future of the A380 is on the stage here. Let's hope it works out, as the big bird hopefully still has her best years to come. :checkmark: :checkmark: Would love see some China orders, but the Chinese are not big on ordering at Air Shows. Cannot think of any other Asian carrier that would order ...

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by RL777
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 26246

Re: First glimpses of Emirates new First class

maortega15 wrote:
I guess controlling your own temperature and lighting to adjust to your mood is something revolutionary?!


No the revolutionary bit is the authentic rope tied on the curtains!

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by RL777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 32049

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I generally enjoy Leeham articles but I have to disagree on the direction of this piece. I believe with the added support both financially and logistically from the Airbus group that the C Series will become very successful and will essentially replace the A319NEO size bracket. The comparisons to th...

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by RL777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9179

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

Very sad, eerie reminiscent of the Payne Stewart accident.

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by RL777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 21212

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

Partially due to delivery slot availability in the wide body market but also simply because DL felt the Airbus offering fit it's RFP the best.

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by RL777
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 5669

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

I am referring to the banking industry. Houston is weak in that sector. Texas hasn't had much of a banking sector since its banks went belly-up in the late '80s. Houston has a large delegation of foreign banks, for whatever that's worth. But Hong Kong is more than just finance. HKG is a global hub ...

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by RL777
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 10867

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

Kingboard never had any intention of keeping its shares long term, a quick turnaround investment for them. In terms of what this means I wouldn't read into very much. QR is attempting to diversify it's income as the political situation remains unclear.

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by RL777
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

Nobody will truly be able to step into Leahy's shoes, he was one of the driving forces that transformed Airbus into the company it is today however I don't believe that to be necessary. The commercial aircraft product line is the most competitive it's ever been, JL fought through periods where its o...

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by RL777
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 23421

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

The 744 replacements are already either in the fleet or on order. The 77W, A35J and A388 will share the role for the longer range routes to NA and Asia whilst I believe the 787-10 is the perfect replacement for TATL routes especially JFK & BOS. It would not surprise me to see BA add some more 78...

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by RL777
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12482

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I would love to see more 777X orders specifically the 779 but amongst the US3 I find it to be unlikely, at least not anytime soon. AA: Not too many routes in the network that would work with that size of aircraft and their 77Ws at the top end of the fleet are still very young. The A350s will take c...

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by RL777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12482

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I would love to see more 777X orders specifically the 779 but amongst the US3 I find it to be unlikely, at least not anytime soon. AA: Not too many routes in the network that would work with that size of aircraft and their 77Ws at the top end of the fleet are still very young. The A350s will take ca...

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by RL777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 704089

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The Emirates discussions on this board seem to go in cycles, sometimes they have too many aircraft and are failed to doom and other times ordering more A380s is sound logic ;)

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by RL777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 21009

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

I'm confident these new generation aircraft will eventually operate their fair share of uncommon p2p routes in the near future, however for airlines replacing older less efficient aircraft on competitive routes takes priority. When Boeing was using that logic as a marketing tactic people needed to r...

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by RL777
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11722

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

None of those products look particularly great, the color scheme is far too cold when compared with the current style which is inviting and warm. I am happy to see they have finally dropped the flip down style bed in J, but the new product looks quite cramped width wise (that might just be the photo...

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by RL777
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4317

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

I think it's likely we will see some DL A359 ops from Seattle, however it will be limited. The A339 will be able to work on almost every TPAC route from SEA save for HKG.

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by RL777
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand considering long-haul LCC (LHLC)
Replies: 17
Views: 3260

Re: Air New Zealand considering long-haul LCC (LHLC)

It's very difficult to draw proper comparisons and conclusions between this proposed LCC startup and Jetstar or Slikair. The latter two benefit from a much better geographic location with and massive population base to tap into. If NZ are serious about this, it won't be limited to NZ basing unless t...

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by RL777
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR Hires new CEO
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: YVR Hires new CEO

Any idea if the 3rd parallel runway out into the bay is going to be built? I'd also seen a drawing that had the international concourse being expanded. The proposed third parallel if built will be located South of 8R/26L on land currently utilized by the South Terminal and various FBOs. There have ...

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by RL777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14652

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Difficult to draw a good impression based off those photos but my initial thoughts were I liked the current suites better. The color scheme isn't as pleasing to the eyes either and those photos are too sterile looking even for my minimalist enjoyment.

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by RL777
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13567

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Do you think there may me a new AC Asian destination from YVR in 2018? AC have been looking at SIN, I think it could work 3x weekly with the 789. There is a fair amount of Singapore bound passengers out of YVR currently forced to connect through Hong Kong or Tokyo etc.. SQ served YVR as 1 stop thro...

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by RL777
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13567

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Do you think there may me a new AC Asian destination from YVR in 2018? AC have been looking at SIN, I think it could work 3x weekly with the 789. There is a fair amount of Singapore bound passengers out of YVR currently forced to connect through Hong Kong or Tokyo etc.. SQ served YVR as 1 stop thro...

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by RL777
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was DC10 better than L1011?
Replies: 26
Views: 5639

Re: Why was DC10 better than L1011?

The biggest issue the L1011 faced was being late to market behind the DC10 and just before the first wide body twins entered the fold. The Rolls Royce engine debacle didn't do it much favors either. It's unfortunate because the L1011 was an exceptional aircraft that was generally well liked by most ...

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by RL777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 38799

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

Nobody can deny that Airbus has traditionally been more proactive when it comes to improving it's aircraft families throughout their life span, but its difficult to speculate what advantage these new gains will add to the A350 when compared with the 777X when we still know relatively little about wh...

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by RL777
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161576

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Personally I believe this will quickly turn out to be a non story. Unless there is serious demand that we haven't heard about, I don't see Boeing wasting it's time and resources to retool the production lines for a dated aircraft. No retooling is needed as the production line is still in operation....

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by RL777
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161576

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Personally I believe this will quickly turn out to be a non story. Unless there is serious demand that we haven't heard about, I don't see Boeing wasting it's time and resources to retool the production lines for a dated aircraft.

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