The Boeing 797 – Here Are The Clues We Have So Far
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March 6, 2020 - by Nicholas Cummins for simpleflying.com
Like all things at Boeing, the 797 program has had a turbulent year. Less than a year ago the airframe builder was rumored to be announcing a new airframe at the Paris Air Show and now the Boeing 797 plans have been scrapped.
What do we know about the 797 and how did we get here?
The Boeing 797 was originally devised as a new aircraft to fill in the 'middle of the market' gap that airlines were contending with. This 'gap' is defined as aircraft that cater to the 220-270 field of passengers to a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
A step up from Boeing's 737 short-haul aircraft and below the...
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