Boeing Co. is counting on the 737 MAX, the new version of the world’s most widely flown jetliner, to help capture half of a $2 trillion market in the next 20 years and fend off a challenge from Airbus SAS. [...] Deliveries of the 737 MAX should begin in 2017, two years after Airbus’s upgraded A320neo.
US Airways Group Inc., the smallest of the major U.S. full-fare carriers, is in early talks with Airbus SAS about whether the A321neo jet could be a replacement for the airline’s aging Boeing Co. 757s.
American said that it planned to acquire 260 of the Airbus A320 aircraft and 200 Boeing 737s — half of which will be equipped with a new, more fuel-efficient engine. The move is a clear commitment by Boeing to revamp its best-selling 737 with new engines.
AMR Corp.’s American Airlines is in talks with Airbus SAS about buying at least 100 narrow-body planes, a possible break from its longtime reliance on Boeing Co. jets, two people familiar with the matter said.
Airbus SAS may announce its first order for the A320neo this month from an airline that operates Boeing Co . 737s, signaling the European company is making inroads into rival territory with its upgraded single-aisle jet.
Albaugh explained that much of the "very deliberate" decision-making process on whether to re-engine the 737NG or build an all-new aircraft will hinge on how comfortable the company is with launching a new aircraft program following the many lessons learned from the 787's numerous development problems.
Boeing will "retain the ability" to re-engine the current model of its hot-selling 737 narrowbody jet should the company be unable to produce a completely redesigned version, Chief Executive Jim McNerney said.
"We've got fleet of 200 airplanes out there at some point we're going to have to do something with and we can't wait until 2020," says Southwest Airlines vice president operations coordination center, Jeff Martin in regard to the carrier's aging block of 737-300s and -500s.
While the aviation world is waiting to see what the Boeing 737RE will be, information that has emerged publically from Boeing and information we’ve obtained gives, we think, a reasonable picture of what the airplane will look like.
Boeing appears to be nearing a final decision on the fan size of the re-engined 737, settling on a powerplant that will not require any modification to the aircraft's landing gear, confirm company and industry sources.
Airbus is savoring a victory that tastes even sweeter to the European company than a $23 billion deal to sell 260 aircraft to American Airlines : it has just forced Boeing to climb down over product strategy.
Boeing will do whatever American Airlines, one of its most loyal U.S. customers, wants it to do as the carrier gears up for a big aircraft order, the head of Boeing's commercial airplanes division said on Wednesday.
Boeing Co . said its decision on a new narrow-body jet now may come “toward the end of the year,” pushing back an earlier target of mid-2011, as it considers a plane that’s only “slightly” bigger than the 737.
Boeing has ruled out developing a significantly larger 200 seat 757-sized aircraft to replace today's Next Generation 737s, and will instead focus its product development studies around an aircraft "modestly bigger" than today's 145 to 180-seat 737-700 and -800.
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