Date: 27 Dec 96 13:32:19 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.2960@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Peter Hollingsworth <email@example.com> 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.