T4thH wrote:And as promised, here they are. Both are in German, it is aeroTelegraph, so good enough.
Boeing 777X UIR is on ice, according link below, Boeing has already confirmed to Reuters.
Boeing 797/NMA on ice.
This is not an official statement by Boeing, potential customers of the NMA are saying this (Steven Udvar-Hazy, Ceo of Air Lease Corporation and it seems also others), And this is already from 20-Jun-2019. NMA on ice as also the engineers of the NMA project are involved to fix the MAX issue. I have also seen another source in German news-paper (online) saying the same, but this I do not remember any more, which one it was. "Süddeutsche Zeitung " perhaps? So one of the major ones.
As you say the 1st topic (778X) is already confirmed.
Another member kindly PM'd me the 2nd link, but thank you too for following up.
I'm less dubious about it than I was before, but its sole source is one guy who is managing director of a aviation consulting firm in Germany whom I am not familiar with.
NMA's big issue all along has been getting the business case to close, and of course now with MAX sucking away all of Boeing's cash, their need for a solid business case only increases.
Yet recently QF'S CEO told the media that NMA is the perfect plane for Australia's domestic market because its twin aisles allow for quick turn around to maximize slot/gate usage along with of course state of the art economics.
I think I would say NMA's chances get dimmer the longer MAX stays grounded, but I haven't read anything as dire as the info in your 2nd link from any other source.