Date: 03 Dec 99 02:10:00 From: "Nico seine" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Global Network Services - Remote Access Mail & News Services References: 1 Followups: 1
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It all depends as you said on engine preferences. Many airlines are now changing to A330 on the Atlantic runs as the capicity for cargo is higher then on the B767. A LH ordering a B767-400 would be unusual as they already have the A340 which has a very high level of communality with the A330, so maintenance and pilot training will be very cheap. But who knows, it all depends how desperate Boeing is in selling some more 767-400's, and may be the 767-400 is cheaper on the shorter flights then A330 ?. Air France has B767 and B777, but recently selected A330 as it has the commality with the A340, which is bigger then between 767-400 and 777. BA going for A330 would reduce their pilot training costs by a factor of 80% if the pilots would come from the A320 fleet, so that would be one reason. my 0.2 cents info, Nico.