CHICAGO (Reuters) – Airbus SE
and Boeing Co
are expected to turn to hybrid electric technology when they develop the next generation of airplanes because of limits on improving current engines, the head of a major aircraft lessor said on Thursday.
Airbus is already working hard on a hybrid solution but Boeing is likely to be more cautious about making a major investment in a new program given its challenges with the return of the 737 MAX and certification of the 777X, Air Lease Corp
Chief Executive Steven Udvar-Hazy said at the Skift Aviation Forum.
“I have serious doubts that