Boeing made the correct decision to outfit its 737 jet with new engines rather than hold off and bring an all-new narrowbody to market, says the CEO of the airframer’s top U.S. customer. “We need improvements now, and I just feel like there’s too much risk waiting,” Southwest Airlines’ Gary Kelly said during an address to Aviation Week’s MRO Americas conference in Dallas. “I’m not an advocate for anything other than the 737 MAX or the [Airbus] A320NEO.” Southwest became the launch ...


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