Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney downplayed the physical modifications required to re-engine the 737NG, telling analysts and reporters this week that adding CFM International Leap-X engines will cause "some systemic impact on parts of the airframe, but I would characterize our strategy as trying to minimize that … We do have confidence that CFM can produce the engine and we see very manageable risk in incorporating the engine into the airframe … We've ...

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