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Boeing may double down on 737 successor.(News Briefs)

Environmental pressures may influence Boeing to offer two solutions for the 737 successor market, although the effort on that front still is relatively low-key. Speaking to ATW, Commercial Airplanes President Scott Carson suggested that environmental issues are a "top priority" and that the company may move the baseline for the 737 replacement higher than the current 90/200 seats to a 130/230-seat platform.

Carson said that Boeing is conducting trade studies on two fuselage widths and possibly could offer the market two solutions with common cockpits, wings and engines. …

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