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Could A Rewinged, Reengined 737 MAX Compete With The A321XLR?In a word, no. Here’s why: The baseline 737 configuration has proved to be remarkably resilient for a 55-year-old design with 13 major derivatives and more than 10,500 deliveries and counting since 1967. (aviationweek.com) More...
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There is a cutting line in an Australian movie which is often used to answer to questions like this - ‘tell ‘em their dreamin’
One word: NO. To compete, Boeing will have to start from the landing gear up! The 737 already is overburdened with stretching.
The 737 has been iterated to it's max (no pun intended). The benefits of a clean sheet design could be enormous. If, that is Boeing still has the ability to seeing am airplane properly. I know the development costs are enormous but that's the business you're in.
I agree, Boeing needs to develop an entirely new aircraft to fit in the empty space left by the 757: a wider fuselage, capable of comfortably accommodate between 200 and 250 passengers, and a range longer than that of the A321 XLR. This will be a winning choice, because Airbus doesn't have a product of this kind, and because there are people, like me, that don't like to travel for long hauls crammed in the tiny spaces of a low-cost company's aircraft !!
A 757 replacement may benefit from a wider fuselage, but the 737 and 757 are both single aisle with nearly identical cabin widths.
kyle estep when will people like you stop saying Non Western pilots and ground crews are Sub Standard? dont know how to fly planes, dont know how to maintain planes? Stop this nonsense ok? before the 2 fatal crashes did ANY Western pilot encounter an identical MCAS FAILURE and saved the plane? Yes? No? if yes why was no report made to faa? was made? then was not the whole aviation world warned by faa? As I told a first class WESTERN pax who snidely remarked we cant maintain airplanes, as i was trying to fix a overhead bin that broke during boarding, "BOEING MAKES THE PLANES.WE ONLY FIX THEM!"