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Video answers: The plane of the future

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. It regretted the decision to end production of the 757 program.
  2. It has left them with the problem of not having a modern plane with between 231 and 358 seats.
  3. The market wants a middle-of-market plane that can fly longer distances and carry 250+ passengers.
  4. Boeing plans to make a middle-of-market plane with between 225 and 260 seats. Boeing intends to call it 797.
  5. Airbus is offering the A321LR as a solution, but it’s not quite as big as the airlines would like and will probably only be used temporarily until the 797 is built.
  6. Manufacturers are looking into electric planes that could make flying competitive in price with trains or even buses.
  7. It might be particularly useful for shorter regional routes, between 200 and 400 miles in distance.

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