After years of marketing and studies, Boeing’s new midmarket airplane (NMA) might stay on the shelf. The alternative, according to rumors and reports, could be a resumed future small airplane (FSA), a family of jets between 162 and 220 seats, which Boeing has begun discussing with its customers. There are many advantages to replacing the NMA with the FSA. First, an upgauged single-aisle design would be the safest way to respond to Airbus’ very strong A321neo. The 737 MAX 9/10 ...

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