Noshow wrote:Airbus is clearly on the road to grow the A321neo by weight, range and capacity. So the current wing will come to an end and they will need a new one. As they have scanned the original A320 construction plans into their software it will be manageable without being overly expensive. This is why a new engine would perfectly make sense now. If you can integrate it with some new wing you get the maximum performance gains out of it. For Airbus this is means not only fully harvesting the market niche of the A321neo but it's a cheap counter attack to whatever Boeing's NMA might become or not.
Airbus is building new digital production lines that will be able to handle bigger single aisle types aside from the A320neo-family as we know it today.
I see this likely to happen. It would make sense.
Are you saying Pratt & Whitney rolled out a communication on an engine for an application Airbus has not formally announced (yet)?
It would be a weird way to do it, wouldn't it?