Air Lease Corp. is in talks with Boeing about the re-engining plan for the 737NG, but has questions about whether the aircraft can be competitive with the rival Airbus A320NEO (new engine option). ALC Chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy, who urged Boeing to build a new aircraft, says he is disappointed about the decision and calls the re-enginged 737NG a “Band-Aid” solution. Udvar-Hazy says he understands why Boeing held off on a new program given issues with the 787 and 747-8 programs, ...
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