April 4, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing should forget about competing with Airbus for market share.
Airbus already has won the neo/MAX battle. This is a battleground Boeing will not retake for the lives of these airplanes.
Airbus has led Boeing in wide-body, passenger airplane sales for most of the past several years. (Boeing smashes Airbus in wide-body cargo aircraft sales.) This sector will remain competitive.
Instead, Boeing should concentrate on profit margin and roll the dice on a clean-sheet, new single-aisle airplane as its best hope of recovering the dominance it long held over Airbus.