Boeing's new '797' could be built to fly with just one pilot on board
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May 21, 2019 - by David Reid for CNBC finance.yahoo.com
- Boeing's next commercial jet design could come with a cockpit built for just one pilot.
- The New Midsize Airplane (NMA) might be confirmed at the Paris Air Show in June.
- The plane is wanted by the industry to serve smaller cities directly.
Boeing's next commercial jet design could come with a cockpit built for just one pilot, according to industry analysts.
Rumors have swirled for months that the U.S. plane manufacturer will announce a New Midsize Airplane (NMA), dubbed by industry insiders as the 797, at the Paris Air Show next month.
Plans for a big reveal may have been put on hold by Boeing's ongoing problem with its 737 Max planes, two of which have been involved in recent fatal crashes.
Over the last few weeks, analysts at Jefferies have quizzed plane-buying executives at airlines and leasing companies on what they would want from any new Boeing offering.
The researchers said...