Market Presence. In developing the B737NG Boeing created another more than capable product. Range, operating costs and interior flexibility have all been addressed. However, the market for the â€“600 has changed and the A318 represents an extremely competitive alternative. The range performance of the higher gross weight â€“600 examples has been greatly increased. The â€“600 is now able to fly over 3,200nm compared to the 2,420nm of the â€“500.The basic range of the â€“500 and â€“600 remain comparable except that the MTOW of the new version is some 8,000lbs higher. A number of operators simply do not require long range capability.
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