Boeing says it is not holding itself to a deadline for deciding whether to re-engine its 737 narrowbody.

"We are going to take our time," says marketing vice-president Randy Tinseth. "We are not tied to any timeline - we are tied to making the right decision." The airframer had indicated that it would confirm its single-aisle refreshment strategy by year end.

Tinseth says that customer reactions to potential re-engining have been mixed. "This is an incredibly important decision for us," he adds. "We can't get it wrong."

Source: Flight International