Re: A330 vs. B767

Date:         03 Dec 99 02:09:59 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <>
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Ian wrote:

> I really wonder know if anybody know which aircraft will most likely be pick
> as the replacement of
> BA's B767-300ER or LH's aging A300.
> According to the German magazine Flug Revue,LH seem a likely buyer of
> B767-400ER...but they haven't bought Boeing's new planes for a while...

Some months back one of LH's VP announced to the press that Airbus has
no craft to replace the A300-600s, he also stressed that the B767 is the
most likely replacement. From inside LH I know that there is no A306s
replacement decision being planned for the next 2 years. They will even
be getting 2 used A306s shortly. From inside Airbus I know that they are
currently working very hard on the A300 replacement. After the shortened
A330-100, which used the A330 wing, a new idea has emerged which is to
reduce the wingbox of the A330 and clip the wings off. Kind of reverse
A340-600 wing. It is no secret that Boeing is working on potential
B767NGs, which are basically shortened B767-400, but having all the new
gadgets of the B764. When ordering the A32X British announced that they
will stay with Boeing for the widebodies, except for the B747/A3XX

> And will BA choose Airbus???

THey did it twice, so if the price is right and the market justifies a
new type, it is possible, but I will still put my money on Boeing for
that one.

> They are so nationalism these days on enging
> picking..and RR seem
> very suitable to A330-200.But in other hand,BA is still the most loyalty
> supporter of B777,and many desigh ideas of 767NG are from B777.

That is right, and the existing B767 experience and the still growing
B777 fleet may point towards the B767NG