Flight Global reported that Boeing is studying a re-engined version of the Boeing 767 primarily for the cargo market, with a passenger version also considered.  That passenger version could provide a low-cost alternative to the NMA and compete directly with the re-engined Airbus A330neo.

The new aircraft would be slightly larger than the currently in production 767-300F and would utilize the same side fuselage cargo door on the larger 767-400ER fuselage.  The 767-X would be powered by GE Aviation GEnx engines with which Boeing is familiar from its 787 and 747-8 applications.  The design will require a redesign of the landing gear to accommodate these larger engines.

The 767-300F currently has a backlog of 60 aircraft with orders from UPS and FedEx, and the primary target is the cargo market.   With Boeing having a number of cargo conversions on order as well, a new factory-built freighter could help maintain its leadership in the freighter market. The new aircraft could be ready for entry into service by 2025.

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