Farnborough Air Show: No NMA, unlikely A321 Plus, no Boeing-EMB tie up

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June 25, 2018, © Leeham News: Little in the way of excitement is expected at the Farnborough Air Show next month. There won’t be any launch of the oft-talked about Boeing New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA, aka 797). Airbus continues to be coy about its response to the NMA. Studies about an A321neo Plus or Plus-Plus have been talked about almost as long as Boeing has been discussing the NMA. More recently, now there’s talk of an A321 XLR. Summary
  • Expectations for incremental airplane orders at the show should be low.
  • No NMA program launch.
  • Doubtful if Airbus launches A321neo enhancements.
  • Airbus-C Series makes its debut—but to what end?
  • Mitsubishi to showcase MRJ.
  • Bombardier renews emphasis on Q400, CRJ.
  • Embraer looks for order boost.

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