Boeing has finished talking to suppliers and is apparently on the point of authorising an increase in production of the 767-300.
This will bring about the reintroduction of the passenger version. United has already said its considering ordering more.
Other airlines who want 200-300 seats and don’t want to pay 787 prices (a 767 is half the price of a 787-8), are believed to have shown interest.
It also helps shore up the 797X’s future, as its now thought that if launched, it won’t see an in service date before 2027. The 737 clean sheet replacement is also not likely before 2030.
The 767 first entered service in 1982.