Boeing’s anticipated new NMA concept aircraft, to be called 797 is unlikely to be unveiled at Farnborough Airshow.
“A senior aviation executive at global management consultant, Accenture, told CNBC via telephone that while he previously thought the 797 might be unveiled at Farnborough, it is now less likely because of doubts surrounding global trade.” CNBC reported.
“But when you throw in tariffs and ask ‘Are they going to stay and how will President Trump or the Chinese respond?’ All you are doing is throwing a lot of uncertainty out there. NMA at Farnborough? I don’t see that personally,” added Schmidt.
Boeing NMA concept said to be in two versions; The first NMA-6X, will be a 228 seats medium-range aircraft with a range of 5,000 nautical mile, and the second NMA-7X, is a 267 seats, but with a range of 4,200 nautical miles.
The NMA would be a direct competitor to the Airbus’s A321LR.