Last summer, Boeing announced its decision to build the 737 MAX as a response to the refresh of the A320 family that Airbus made with its New Engine Option program. Once again, the industry's two largest airplane makers are engaged in a high-stakes struggle for narrowbody sales. Only this time, they face challenges from the Bombardier CSeries, the Comac C919 and the Irkut MS-21. Boeing could not ignore the NEO challenge, which includes new engines and winglets for its A319, A320 ...

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