MAS signed a MOU for six B777-200Xs

From: (H Andrew Chuang)
Date:         7 Mar 1997 13:35:03 GMT
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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) signed an MOU for six B777-200Xs.  Thus, it
may make MAS a launch customer for the new proposed aircraft.  If
the B777-200X is launched, it is expected to be certified within
three years (i.e., year 2000).  MAS has previously signed an MOU for
six B747-600Xs.  The new MOU is bascially a switch from the previous

Also, according to Flight International, Boeing is studying an
increased gross weight (IGW) version of the B747-400 which will have
a range of approximately 7,600 nm.  Also, a slightly stretched version
of the B747 is also being studied.  The stretched B747 will have a
range of approximately 6,500 nm and 60-80 more seats than the current

It will be interesting to see which of the following new projects Boeing
will launch at the Paris Air Show in June: B767-400ERX, B747-400IGW,
B747 stretch, B777-200X, and B777-300X.