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Tue May 21, 2019, 07:56 AM

Airbus pledges boxers' counter-punch to new Boeing mid-jet

Source: Reuters

U.S. planemaker Boeing is studying whether to launch a 220-270-seat jet wedged between traditional twin-aisle models like the Airbus A330 and its own 787, and the industry’s bread-and-butter single-aisle models like the A320/321 and Boeing 737.

Airbus aims to defend that space with its own A330neo at the top end and the best-selling A321neo at the bottom - two models boasting new engines on older airframes.

“Those programs are both so mature that it gives Airbus pricing flexibility to address this middle-of-the-market segment,” sales chief Christian Scherer.

He promised what he described as a “left-hook, right-hook approach” to that part of the market as airlines replace Boeing 757 and some larger 767 aircraft.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-outlook/airbus-pledges-boxers-counter-punch-to-new-boeing-mid-jet-idUSKCN1SR0OU?il=0

Let me see, I worked on the 767 and the 757, and the A330, which was a derivative of the A300.
The 757 and 767 had the same cockpit and systems, A300 and A330 had the same cockpit and systems, big difference was the engines on the 757 and 767 and the wing and fuselage configuration and out of the four aircraft I loved working on the 757......................

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