American aircraft manufacturer Boeing plans to start production of an elongated version of the perspective plane of the middle segment of the NMA (new midsize airplane). As reported by Aviation Week, at the moment the manufacturer is nearing the formal launch of the program aircraft, the first delivery of which is scheduled for 2025 In the framework of the ongoing Le Bourget air show, Paris Air Show, Boeing has maintained silence on plans to develop a new aircraft, nevertheless, prospective customers and suppliers have indicated that work on the NMA continues.
Airliner currently being developed in two versions — NMA-6X with a capacity of 225 seats, as well as NMA-7X, able to carry up to 275 passengers. Traditionally, the aircraft manufacturer has launched a new program with the basic version before you start producing elongated versions. Until recently, it was expected that in the case of NMA Boeing will go the same way. But the shift of focus towards more on the capacity of NMA-7X must be associated with the launch of 17 June, the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus programs A321XLR — plane while the greatest range for single-aisle aircraft.