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Boeing Considers Developing a 757-PLUS Instead of New Mid-Market-Airplane Dubbed 797

Old 17th May 2020, 20:03
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If the mid2020s airline market is going to have a heavy dependency on freight, could we see a move back towards a 767-200/A310-300 size aircraft with 2-2-2/2-3-2 passenger layouts, especially if post COVID that there is a customer perception that narrower aircraft are more "confined"?

When the 757s got popular again post winglets, I always wondered what the numbers on an updated A310 would look like, but A330 deck and fuselage and something like Trent 500s under a tweaked A310 wing.
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Old 17th May 2020, 20:16
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You'll also need brilliantly bright engineers, to make a leap two steps beyond the competition, such as the A320 was when developed. Short of those two steps, it might not break even, and deemed risky never launch.

2 points
a) the giant (government) funding is not available
b) the cutting edge designers and visionaries (or the material for) are no longer attracted by aviation engineering.

In the global, evolved consumer capitalism of today, it is trading things not creating them that attracts.
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Old 17th May 2020, 20:21
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There is new talent available. It might be more of an issue to keep those experienced old guys working long enough. A lot of knowledge and hard earned experiences is lost within companys these days and between engineering generations.
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Old 17th May 2020, 20:35
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Is it the same slice on the Gauss curve?

When the Eagle module has landed 16 years before A320 programme set off, the space race was at full blast.

17 years before now: https://www.onthisday.com/date/2003
16 years before now: https://www.onthisday.com/date/2004
15 years before now: https://www.onthisday.com/date/2005
14 years before now: https://www.onthisday.com/date/2006

What amazing career does the above inspire in 12-18 year olds?

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Old 17th May 2020, 20:58
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Many years ago NZNAC had a 737-200QC. (ZK-NQC)

Perhaps there is a market to convert some of the current passenger fleet worldwide to a QC configuration? True the empty weight would prevent large passenger loads longhaul but the airplane would have a multi-role capability
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Old 17th May 2020, 23:47
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Shows the change over in action
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