On top of that introduction schedule, engine manufacturers are assuming that follow-ons to the single-aisle 737NG/ A320 twinjets will be launched around 2010 to be in the market in 2012. This is the big-number category, with hundreds pouring out of factories every year even in down times. When it comes to pending decisions, Airbus has the smoother road ahead, ignoring for now the A310/ A300 segment that remains a puzzler. The A350 as currently described is a derivative-which, by ...

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