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The forward nose section of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, known as section 41, is manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kan. (Photo: Boeing)

Boeing Developing Plan for New NMA Planes Dubbed 757-Plus and 767-X

Boeing is developing plans for its New Midsize Airplane (NMA) program, which aims to replace Boeing’s 757 and 767 planes and compete with the relatively-new Airbus A321XLR, Reuters reports. Boeing shelved the program in January to finish working on fixes to recertify its troubled 737MAX jet. A Boeing spokesperson said, however, that the company will continue researching the NMA market and will continue to invest in, research and develop a new aircraft as conditions allow. In October, Flightglobal reported that…

Boeing 737 Program Manager Retires Amid Ongoing MAX Fixes

After a 34 year career at Boeing, the project manager for the Boeing 737 family of aircraft, Eric Lindblad, will retire from the company, according to a memo first reported by Reuters. The 56-year-old executive will be replaced by Mark Jens, currently in charge of Boeing’s New Midsize Aircraft (NMA)…