MOMentum appears to be slowing for new Boeing airplane

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Model design and paint by Camil Valiquette. Photo via Google.

March 10, 2016, © Leeham Co.: MOMentum for the Middle of the Market aircraft seems to be slowing from last year, as potential buyers and Boeing struggle to define an aircraft that would be affordable to build, affordable to buy and fulfill different mission requirements for capacity or range.

Meantime, Airbus is content to watch Boeing’s predicament, secure in what it believes is the winning strategy.


  • Attendees at the ISTAT conference last week had no consensus about what the airplane should be, when or even if Boeing should launch the airplane.
  • Some customers want range, others want capacity.
  • “757 replacement?” Not really.

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