Airbus is delaying its key A320 reengining decision until year-end as it rescopes its new engine option (NEO) initiative into a broader strategy aimed at repelling emerging competition from Bombardier’s CSeries and other new-generation airliners, as well as gaining a lead over Boeing’s 737. “There’s no reason for the CSeries if you reengine the A320 and 737,” says John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer for customers. “You’d have better economics with this [A320NEO] than with a new ...


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