From: Stephen L Nicoud <email@example.com> Date: 06 Nov 93 00:24:32 PST
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------ Forwarded Message ------- WALL STREET JOURNAL (November 4, 1993). Boeing is close to winning a pivotal order from Southwest Airlines that will launch the aircraft maker's next-generation 737-X airliners, according to people familiar with the negotiations. A launch order by the successful Dallas-based carrier would lend credibility to Boeing's $1 billion overhaul of its 25-year-old line of 737s. Still, tough times in most of the world's airline industry -- and some buyers' misgivings about the weight and performance of the upgraded jets -- seem likely to drag out the pace of orders for the 737-X line. A source said the purchase will include "at least" 20 firm orders and possibly a similar number of options. A Boeing spokesman said the company is "talking to a number of airlines" about ordering the 737-X, and it is "premature" to discuss whether any one of them is destined to become the launch customer for the plane. ------ End of Forwarded Message ------- Stephen -- Stephen L Nicoud <stephen.nicoud@Boeing.Com> bcstec!bcsaic!stephen.nicoud This message does not represent the views of Boeing. I am not a Boeing spokesperson. I reserve the right to revise, extend and/or revoke my remarks.