Re: Boeing 767-400

Date:         01 Jan 97 20:59:22 
From:         khowie@accessone.com (Keith Howie)
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote:

>FBW itself does not seem to have any significant marketing advantage.
>Apparently cockpit commonality doesn't either -- Boeing's customers,
>the airlines, are the ones who have pushed for updated cockpits at the
>expense of maintaining commonality.

One problem that Boeing (and Airbus as well) has is that the
"airlines" don't necessarily speak with one voice on things like this.
Depending on a number of factors, one airline may prefer commonality
with previous models while another may want all the latest bells and
whistles. This appears to be one of the things holding up the launch
of the 747-500 and -600.

Keith