After Boeing’s success launch of the 787 Dreamliner they are looking into the future. 767’s and 757’s are all ageing and there is yet a replacement for these models. Today we are going to tell you everything you need to know about the Boeing 797.
When will the aircraft launch?
The new midsize airline Boeing 797 is said to launch in 2025.
How many passengers will it hold?
The first base model will be the NMA-6X holding 225 passengers and going at a range of 5,000 nautical miles. The NMA-7x will hold 265 passengers and travel at a shorter range of 4,200 nautical miles. Boeing is forecasting a market of at least 4,000 Boeing 797’s.
The most efficient plane ever?
The new double aisle aircraft will complete bids from manufacturers who design engines that increase fuel efficiency. The engines should burn 25% less fuel per pound of thrust than the older engines used on the 757 aircrafts. Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney’s, General Electric, and CFM International are all vying for the deal of the century. As a new engine development costs between $2.5 and $3 billion, Boeing will be thoroughly evaluating its market opportunities. With the advancements in engine technology over the years, surely these new engines will be state of the art. However, historically speaking the engines are picked closer to the first order date.
Promising interest from airlines:
Ed Bastian, Delta CEO, has previously expressed interest about being the launching airline for the new 797. Delta would use the new aircrafts to replace their older 767 and 757 models. Bastian is interested in an aircraft that can go the range but that are also at a low price point for customers.
Along with the infamous Boeing 797 that is set to launch in the coming years, there are several other new, exciting, and highly innovative aircrafts that will hit the market in the coming years. The Pilatus PC-24, Gulfstream G500, Bombardier Globals, the Pipistrel Panthera, and the Flight Design C4 are expected to fly the friendly skies in time.