posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 10:15 PM
I've been following the talk of the new Boeing Middle of Market, 757 replacement for awhile now. Based on a recent conversation, and information
found around the net, I've come to the conclusion that we're going to see at least the finalized design a lot sooner than people think.
Boeing has released some pretty hard numbers about passenger capacity and range figures that are too refined to be guesses or figures they're just
pie in the skying.
Both the 777 and 747 assembly lines have undergone production cuts that would free up line space for something else to be slotted in. The 747 is down
to the last 15-20 aircraft that have firm orders, and was cut down to approximately half an aircraft per month, while the 777 is being slowed to
prepare for the 777X family, but those won't start serious building for several years to come.
There have been rumors that have been mostly confirmed that design work was well underway. Comments by Boeing executives have been made that they have
a pretty good idea of what the customers want. I had a conversation with someone recently that pretty much confirmed those rumors.
All this seems to be pointing to MoM coming out of the dark much sooner than people think we'll see it. Possibly as early as late this year or early