Airline interest in re-engined transports is gathering momentum as expectations rise that Airbus will confirm plans to launch an upgraded A320 family powered by advanced turbofans this month. Airbus unveiled its A320 New Engine Option (NEO) study in May, which comprises upgraded versions of the existing single-aisle family members powered by the CFM International LEAP-X advanced turbofan or Pratt & Whitney PW1000G geared turbofan (GTF)—possibly through existing supplier ...

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