Narrow margins: Airbus and Boeing face pressure with the A320 and 737

Although pressure has been mounting on Airbus and Boeingto move forward with their plans for single-aisle replacement designs,the rivals have been more concerned with developing their currentprogrammes.

Airbus continues to make incremental improvements to the A320 family, addressing weight reductions and operating weight increases amid ongoing studies of a winglet programme. Read more…

Airbus is evaluating a re-engined A320, which could like something like this:

A320mockup30Oct09.jpg(Tim Bicheno-Brown/Flightglobal)

Read more about part one of our annual report of the world’s airliners here.


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