737-900ER. Photo: Courtesy, Boeing. Boeing's decision to move forward with an apparent 737NG re-engining—after many months of reluctance by its top executives—is not hard to understand, say analysts who cite, among other drivers, the increasing "pressure" felt by the manufacturer from rival Airbus's success with the re-engined A320neo. American Airlines committed Wednesday to order 100 of a new variant 737 with CFM Leap-X engines, part of one of the ...

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