The Wall Street Journal is reporting that United is considering replacing some of their older 767s which are currently flown on transatlantic and South American routes with brand new B767 jets. The average age of United’s current 767 fleet is about 20-years-old.
This would be a huge win for Boeing who ended production of their 767 line three years ago. Apparently, Boeing has been looking for a way to restart the model and this might prove to be the rationale.
Boeing stopped making the passenger version of the twin-aisle plane three years ago but recently increased production of models converted for use as military refueling tankers and freighters. Now the aerospace giant is looking at ways to restart production of a passenger 767 to meet emerging demand from airlines seeking to replace aging wide-body aircraft.
United and Boeing have not yet commented.
Updates to follow…