Boeing eager to nail down timeframe for cleansheet narrowbody

sábado, 5 de junio de 2010

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney says he still prefers to replace the 737 with a cleansheet design unless airline demand fails to mature before 2025.


With scaled down 787 systems and a future engine offering, Boeing aims to offer between 15-20% direct operating cost savings over today's narrowbody aircraft.

Chief competitor Airbus is planning an end of year decision on re-engining the A320 family for a mid-decade entry into service. Additionally, a 2013 entry into service by market newcomer Bombardier with the 110-149-seat CSeries is weighing heavily on Boeing's decisions to re-engine or replace the 737.


Electric Aircraft Symposium Slated For AirVenture 2010

A full-day World Symposium on Electric Aircraft has been scheduled for Friday, July 30, during AirVenture 2010 at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, WI. Sponsored by GE Aviation Systems, the symposium will feature several influential industry leaders discussing electric propulsion aircraft in an open forum, offering what they envision is the future for this rapidly growing flight segment that is attracting the attention of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and investors.