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 competitive alternative as do the regional jets. 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. A number of operators simply do not require long range capability.
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