New Boeing jets hold key to more than half of future sales

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    Boeing Co said it expects to finish flight testing its stretched 787-9 Dreamliner in the next two months and deliver it around mid-year, one of six new jets the world's biggest plane-maker aims to get into service by the end of the decade.

    Boeing will start fabricating parts for its 737 MAX jetliner this year, keeping that new development program on course for final assembly to start by mid-2015 and service entry in 2017, company officials said in media briefings made public late on Wednesday.


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    Can Boeing Deliver Six New Planes in Six Years?

    The Boeing Co. now has in the works six new aircraft models in three different families, and all are planned to be in the air by 2020. Given the company's recent history with the 787 Dreamliner, we may be forgiven for being a little skeptical.

    The new planes include three in the 737 MAX family: the 737 MAX 8, due to enter service in 2018; the 737 MAX 9, in service scheduled for 2019; and the 737 MAX 7 due in 2020. The 737 MAX family already has some catching up to do with competitor Airbus SAS's A320neo. Boeing took a long time before finally deciding in the summer of 2011 to put a new engine on the venerable 737 rather than build a whole new airplane from the ground up.

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    No matter how hard Boeing tries, the final decision about the aircraft's layout and general cabin comfort lies with the individual airline buyer, who then has the option of making the plane more comfortable and inviting to it's customers or trying to squeeze in as many uncomfortable and tighter seats to try to enhance their bottom line.

    I noted on the bottom of the same page that there's also a story about airlines needing an aircraft to replace the indominatable workhorse B757, which is needed as they are retired.
     
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