A major step was taken for the future of Boeing’s 797 as the program received another confirmed team member.
Boeing’s Terry Beezhold has been confirmed as a new member of the 797 team according to CNN Money. Boeing has not yet announced team roles.
While the 797 project has not yet been confirmed by Boeing, the company recently created a program office for the possibility of the aircraft being developed. CNN stated that the airplane will be a twin-aisle airplane seating between 225 to 270 passengers. Boeing has not yet released a name for the new aircraft.
The new jet is projected to be bigger than the new 737 MAX but will not be capable of flying long ranges like the 787 Dreamliner.
Beezhold is a veteren at Boeing who was in charge of developing new tools and processes in an effort to reduce the cost of airline maufacturing. Beezhold is currently the 777X chief project engineer.
Analysts are estimating the new airliner to cost between $10 billion and $15 billion for Boeing to develop. Production of the aircraft is likely to commence in 2025.
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