Facing tough competition from the Airbus A320NEO, Boeing's design team is treading a fine line between conflicting forces as it homes in on the final configuration for the newly launched 737 MAX. The balancing act aims to find the optimum design which sufficiently challenges the reengined A320 without exceeding the instructions of Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh to “limit the scope of work associated with the engine.” Albaugh says, “I've told my team, I don't want to hear ...

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