Date: 25 Aug 98 00:53:27 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2 3
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In article <airliners.1998.1299@ohare.Chicago.COM>, JF Mezei <email@example.com> wrote: >Attributions from various posters. > >> > A330-200/B767-400ER >> > The longer-range, more current A330-200 is out-selling the B767-400ER by >> > a two-to-one margin. Other than Delta and Continental, Boeing has not >> > been able to secure any other sizable orders. > >Is it fair to compare one sub-model of a plane with another submodel of >another plane ? Why not? The have approximately the same capacity (~250) with the A330-200 has 900 nm range advantage over the B767-400ER. >Wouldn't it be more representative to compare sales of A330 vs B767 ? No. The standard A330 seats 300 passengers (in three classes) while the three models of the B767 seats about 180, 220, and 245 (in three classes). >What if Boeing had a huge order of 767-300, and just a few token orders >of 767-400, the above comparison would leave out a big piece of >information. Or is the 767-300 no longer orderable ? Airlines have different needs. That's why Boeing is offering four different models of the B737NG and Airbus three modes of the A320 to accommodate different needs. >> The problem with the 764 is that is half a 767 (design wise) and half a 777 >> (cockpit wise). > >Can't the 767-400 adjust the layout of its cockpit to emulate that of a >conventional 767 as is the case for the recent 737s ? I think they actually do. Check out a recent article on the B767-400ER in Flight International.