What Is Behind Boeing’s Decision To Hold Off On A New Airliner?

737 production

Despite ongoing supply chain pressures, Boeing aims to stabilize 737 production and, together with refurbishing aircraft from its inventory, deliver up to 450 MAXs in 2023.

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In December 2003, then-Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO, Alan Mulally asked a Seattle audience to “savor” the news that the company board had just given the green light to offer the 7E7, soon to become the 787. For much of industry, airlines and the company’s rank and file it was indeed a moment to...

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