In 2030, the A320 airframe will be just aboutas old as the original 737 airframe is today. Perhaps that helps to explain Airbus’s willingness to proceed with a simple re-engining program that leaves it vulnerable to an all-new Boeing design that could be available 4-5 years after the A320neo’s planned service entry in 2016. It will be the ultimate sporty game of nerves and resources. The stakes are high, with Boeing estimating that the single-aisle market over the next 20 ...

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