Re: B777 range

Date:         27 Dec 96 13:32:19 
From:         Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang)
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In article <airliners.1996.2960@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Peter Hollingsworth <gt1208a@prism.gatech.edu> wrote:
>In article <airliners.1996.2791@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Chuanga@cris.com (H
>Andrew Chuang) wrote:
>
>> It appears the B777-100X is dead.  My guess is the operating cost of
>> the -100X is probably not very attractive.  In the same report, the
>> streched B767-400ERX (yes, they used the ERX designation in the report)
>> was mentioned.  The proposed plane would carry 250 passengers in
>> three classes and would compete directly with the A330-200.
>
>That last bit, seems very interesting. As there is caertain airline in the
>US, that is looking for replaement for a large section of it's widebody
>fleet. I had heard rumors that they were looking at the 767-400ERX, but
>this is the first news report on it.

According to Flight International, Boeing is targeting Delta for the
launch of the B767-400ERX with an order of 40 plus aircraft.  I think
it make sense for both parties.  Boeing needs an A330-200 competitor,
and Delta needs an L-1011 replacement.