The drumbeat for a new Boeing midsize jetliner is growing louder. The recent ISTAT and Speednews conferences saw constant references to the new jet, which will seat 220-260 passengers with 5,000-5,500-nm range. Air Lease Corp. Executive Chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy even gave it a proper Boeing designation: the 797. Given Boeing’s worsening disadvantage versus Airbus in the jetliner middle market, and given the company’s tendency to rest on its laurels and take long ...

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