A new Boeing Middle of Market (MOM) jet is widely viewed as inevitable. The Airbus A321neo continues to outgun Boeing’s 737 MAX -9 in the 180-200-seat segment. For both manufacturers, there is a product offering gap in the 200-250-seat medium-range (4,000-5,000-nm) segment. Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner said in January that he would like to see a MOM launch decision this year. Much of the discussion so far has focused on whether Boeing should build a clean-sheet design or ...

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