With production issues plaguing Boeing aircraft, particularly the 737 MAX 9, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) executive chairman and aviation entrepreneur Steven Udvar-Hazy spoke on the issues at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin conference 2024, describing how developments have transformed the market landscape for Airbus and Boeing. Udvar-Hazy described Boeing as historically a “leader” with aircraft such as the “747, 767”, but with the announcement of the neo family fleet, Boeing had a “knee jerk reaction and came up with the MAX”. He said: “When Boeing made that decision, they were having tremendous

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