An aviation industry analyst said Boeing may be preparing to announce a new plane that could replace the 737.
An analyst at Morgan Stanley said she believes Boeing could announce a new narrow-body jet before the Paris Air Show in June.
Boeing has been debating whether to put new engines on its current 737 model or whether to design a whole new plane.
"We believe BA could announce a new narrowbody by Paris Air show; re-engining makes less sense, in our view. Crucially, management discussed a new plane by 2019+ however we believe these sizable Airbus’ new orders changes the game & could cause BA to accelerate plans," the report said.
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Company will build narrow-body jet to replace 737
Overall, however, Airbus topped Boeing with a record 1,503 net orders vs. 1,355 net orders for Boeing.
Airbus and Boeing battle it out for the limelight and make big announcements.
The Boeing Co. won orders for 65 jets in the past week, including 13 777s. Customers for the 777s, as well as two 747-8 freighters, were not identified. For the year, Boeing has gross orders...