17-Feb-2011 10:29 AM

Airbus predicts Boeing will offer new engines for B737

Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, John Leahy, predicted that Boeing would abandon plans to offer an all-new B737NG replacement and would instead move to fit new engines to the existing airframe (Bloomberg, 16-Feb-2011). The Airbus COO believes Boeing will talk of offering an all-new aircraft for “one year, maybe two”, before switching to an upgraded B737NG.