Boeing’s middle-of-the-market (MOM) study is a legitimate, “customer-driven” search for a possible new aircraft family—not a tactic to divert industry attention away from concerns over growing sales of the Airbus A321neo at the expense of the 737-9, the largest member of the MAX family. That was the message at the Paris Air Show from Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner. He rejected Airbus claims that the so-called MOM study is more of a thinly-disguised ...


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