Airbus in Supplier Talks Mulls Upgrades to A320neo Jet

Airbus in Supplier Talks Mulls Upgrades to A320neo Jet

Now, Airbus is preparing to introduce upgraded avionics and other systems that would bring its plane’s features closer to those offered in Boeing’s upgraded 737 Max, which is slated to begin commercial flights in 2017, said Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst with Teal Group, a Fairfax, Virginia-based consultant. “This is something they’ve always done,” Aboulafia said in a phone interview. “Boeing tends to launch all of its big changes in one block. Airbus has more of a rolling update approach.”

Tags 737, Airbus, Boeing Media Outlet: Bloomberg Featured Analyst Richard L. Aboulafia

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