And the 737 goes away… the MAX is dead long live the 797!Perhaps I'm the only one who suspects one or both of those solutions accompanied by a re-branding excercise: 737 MAX HiLo becomes 797
And the other wildcard now coming into play is a GEnx engined 767-X to fill the post 'MAX' 737 hole while they design a new and better moustrap.
Advantages for Boeing - Its in production already, they are doing work on a GEnx engined 767-XF freighter anyway, it brings them in revenue and holds the line while they regroup. Estimated time to market - 5 years
And of course, as the current 767 is the USAF's new tanker, DoD Pork can be liberally applied to fund the design work… 'Honest! We're developing as new version for the USAF!