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AIRSHOW-Boeing studying business case for new mid-sized jet

From Reuters - November 11, 2017

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Boeing is furthering its study of a proposed new mid-market aircraft as it prepares to decide whether to bring the project to market, a senior executive said on Saturday.

Kevin McAllister, Chief Executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said a team at the U.S. planemaker would be exploring the business plan in detail, including how the aircraft would be produced, over the next few months.

Referring to the cost of building the possible new jet, which is expected to carry some 220-270 passengers, he said, We know the box we have got to get into and we are working towards it. He gave no indication when a decision might be made.

Boeing has had a good year for wide-body aircraft orders and the year is not over, McAllister said.

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