10 months Boeing’s decision of the decade: Does it build the 797 jet? MB |Biz
Boeing Co. executives are closing in on one of their most important decisions of the decade: whether to plow an estimated $15 billion into a new jetliner family. The aircraft nicknamed the 797 would feature Boeing’s first all-new design since the 787 Dreamliner’s unveiling in 2004, while shoring up its product line against recent Airbus SE advances. The European plane-maker’s incoming boss, Guillaume Faury, says he’s waiting for Boeing to tip its hand before revealing counter moves. That sets up a likely showdown at the Paris Air Show in June. Designed for economical flying on mid-range routes, the Boeing ... more