It appears the front-running position to power Boeing’s new mid-market airplane is CFM’s to lose as the airframer starts evaluating proposals from engine OEMs.
The NMA would break new ground for Boeing by being its first airliner to be designed completely interdependently with the production system.
Within nine months, the four Western producers of large commercial aircraft decided to combine into two groups.
Most OEMs have programs in the offing, for all-new aircraft or revamped ones. Major manufacturers and startups are pursuing electric-powered regionals.