Aviation Week reported this week Boeing appears to be developing a third member of the New Midmarket Airplane (NMA), dubbed the NMA-5X.
What does NMA stand for in aviation?
The New Midsize Airplane (NMA), or New Midsize Aircraft, was a concept airliner proposed by Boeing to fill the middle of the market segment.
What do Boeing numbers mean?
Back to the late 1940s: Model numbers were assigned to each division of aircraft (from the Boeing website:) “300s and 400s represented [military] aircraft, 500s would be used on turbine engines, 600s for rockets and missiles and 700s were set aside for jet transport aircraft.”
Does the Boeing 797 exist?
The Boeing 797 was a rumored project (it was never officially put up for sale as a product) discussed heavily by Boeing as its next big aircraft. There were two aircraft models: Boeing 797-6 that could carry 228 passengers to a range of 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km)
What does 737 mean in Boeing?
Wiktionary. 737(Noun) A Boeing airplane model, number seven thirty-seven, sold to airlines for passenger or cargo transportation.
How much does a Boeing 797 cost?
The Boeing 797 is rumored to be priced around $120 million and to run 40% cheaper than the A330.
Which Boeing planes are still in production?
Current Products & Services
- Next-Generation 737.
- 737 MAX.
What is the biggest plane in the world?
By the numbers, the Stratolaunch — code name “Roc” — is the largest plane ever built. Its wings measure 385 feet across, longer than a professional football field. Its twin fuselages are 238 feet long, while its tail height is 50 feet.
What is the most popular Boeing plane?
The Boeing 737-800 (4,989 aircraft delivered)
Of course, Boeing’s best-selling and most produced aircraft has been the Boeing 737. This is ahead of the Airbus A320 family for total deliveries, but not anymore for orders.
Why is it called a 747?
It was called the 747. Sutter asked Pan Am and other airlines what they would like from the plane. At the time, it was thought that supersonic aircraft would replace the 747. Because of this, Boeing made the 747 so that it could easily be turned into a cargo plane if the passenger version became less popular.
Why do Airbus planes start with 3?
So, the next time someone asks the question of why Airbus aircraft start with a 3, the answer is simple – it’s because its first aircraft, the A300, could potentially fit 300 passengers. In order to keep the strength of the brand, every aircraft after the A300 also used the A3XX format.
Is the A390 real?
Today the French Airplane Manufacturer Airbus revealed their latest project, the A390. The Airbus 390 will come in two variants, one is A390-800 and the other -900.
Is there an Airbus A360?
If you have a look at the Airbus line up, you will notice some missing aircraft. Notably that there is no aircraft between the A350 and the A380, such as the A360 and A370.
Is it safe to fly in a Boeing 737?
Most people would consider that a very small number, but in the ultra-safe modern age of flying, it isn’t. According to Boeing’s own statistics, which include all jet services from 1959 to 2017, the rest of the 737 “Next Generation” family has a combined fatal accident rate of just 0.08 per million departures.
Is a Boeing 737 safe?
Is it safe now? By endorsement of the FAA, Boeing and its pilots, the 737 MAX has been determined as safe to fly. But safe pilots fly planes safely and part of being a safe pilot is being well-trained and well-informed as to the full functionality of an aircraft’s systems.
How many 737s have crashed?
The Boeing 737 MAX passenger airliner was grounded worldwide between March 2019 and December 2020 – longer in many jurisdictions – after 346 people died in two crashes, Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29, 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019.