Airbus’s long-running debate about whether it will have sufficient resources to develop its New Engine Option (NEO) upgrade for the A320 centers on the quality of engineering skills available, rather than quantity. The completion of this evaluation, due within weeks, is all that is stopping the aircraft manufacturer from launching the multibillion-dollar program by year-end, says Airbus CEO Tom Enders, as the business case is “convincing.” Central to the upgrade is replacement of ...


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