It’s probably going to be something smaller, as Boeing needs a strong competitor to go up against Airbus’ plans for a revised and revamped A320. If something is in the works we’re sure it’s still just on the drawing board, but it’s interesting to know that yet another new plane could be right around the corner—and by that we mean 2020 or later.
Boeing officials were discussing the status of the 787 this week, but didn’t really give any details about what new technologies—including composite parts—could be scaled down to fit into the new single aisle airplane. We’re thinking it might be boring old metal, but we’d still be pumped to fly aboard something with that new airplane smell.
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