There is widespread agreement among industry observers on at least one point: Boeing will move first in launching an all-new narrowbody. Airbus simply is not feeling the pressure to act faster than its rival. But this is where the agreement ends. Views vary on almost all other issues—the timing, technology, shape and size of the next narrowbody. Given the deep crisis surrounding its current narrowbody offering, the 737 MAX, it is crucial for Boeing’s future position in the short- ...


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