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Boeing studies new ways to improve efficiency of its 767 freighter


US aircraft manufacturer Boeing is looking into how it can improve the efficiency of its 767 freighters over the coming decade, studying a possible re-engined version of the twinjet, powered by GE Aviation GEnx engines.
The project is understood to be designated "767-X", reported London's Air Cargo News.
Boeing's vice-president of commercial marketing Randy Tinseth was quoted as saying during an interview at the Dubai air show: "We're going to be delivering 767s well into the next decade and the last ones off the line will probably be operated for as long as 40 years by the US government.
"We're looking at the future of the 767 in that [freight] marketplace. We have certain requirements that kick in the middle of the next decade in terms of efficiency and we're asking ourselves how we might address that. We're looking at that closely."
Boeing's range of new-build freighters includes the B767-300F, the B777 freighter and the B747-8F.
Mr Tinseth said consideration is also being given to its wider long-term cargo strategy: "We think part of the freight market is around the 777-sized freighter, and we're engaged with our customers to see what the next generation of 777 freighter looks like based on the 777X platform."

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