Valius Venckunas

Why can’t Boeing just replace 737 MAX?

The Boeing 737 was designed in the mid-60s. A lot has changed since then, as the manufacturer's best-selling airplane went through four generations and a dozen variants, but the fundamentals remained the same. And now, as the story of 737 MAX shows, those fundamentals are causing a lot of problems. So, why not build a new aircraft from the ground up?  ...


AeroTime Team

Aircraft to watch in 2020

What new passenger aircraft can we expect to see in 2020?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Schrödinger's Plane: Boeing NMA or re-engined Boeing 767?

Rumors have emerged that Boeing is looking into putting a new engine on the 767. The study, called the 767-X, mostly focuses on freighter aircraft. Yet touches upon the possibility of the 767 replacing the NMA:...


Paris Air Show

No NMA for Boeing at Paris Air Show

Shortly after Airbus officially launched its A321XLR, Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said there would be no announcement about the  Boeing “797” New Mid-Market Airplane (NMA) during Paris Air Show....


Ruta Burbaite

Will Airbus launch A321XLR at Paris Air Show 2019?

As the industry eagerly awaits for an update on Boeing’s new 797 mid-range aircraft or NMA at the upcoming Paris Air Show 2019, Airbus may have something more substantial up its sleeve. According to various sources, the European plane maker is likely to launch an extra long-range variant of its A321 family of aircraft, the A321XLR, which would be a direct competitor to the Boeing 797....


AeroTime Team

Mysterious Boeing NMA could fly in 2025

The big announcement by Boeing on whether or not it will commit to the new middle of the market aircraft (NMA), dubbed “797”, was expected to be made during the upcoming Paris Air Show. But then, the 737 MAX crisis hit, at which point Boeing ceased communicating any progress of ongoing projects, even on  the 777X. The company’s CEO eventually confessed that they were “making progress” regarding the NMA decision...


AeroTime Team

Tainted debut: Three Boeing entrants in 2019

This year, three big debuts were expected from Boeing: the roll out of its state-of-the-art 777X series, decision on the much anticipated NMA jetliner and the first delivery of the newest member from its 737 MAX family. Instead, the U.S. manufacturer is now in reputational crisis, after safety concerns triggered world-wide groundings of MAX jets....


AeroTime Team

Has Boeing NMA found its first big customer?

While Boeing’s decision on the new middle of market aircraft ‒ the NMA ‒  is anticipated in the upcoming months, the aircraft might already have its first customer. Delta Airlines CEO admits that the U.S. legacy carrier is “very interested in it” and could potentially opt for as many as 200 NMAs over the next decade....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Rolls-Royce pulls out from Boeing NMA program

Rolls-Royce withdraws from the competition to power Boeing’s proposed middle of the market aircraft, the New Midsize Airplane (NMA) also dubbed as 797....


AeroTime Team

Take or leave: Boeing 797 fate to be decided in couple of months?

Boeing is reportedly moving closer to making a final decision (or opting not to) on  an all new middle of the market plane (NMA), widely referred to as the 797....