Rolls-Royce has pulled out of the competition to develop an engine for Boeing’s proposed New Mid-size Airplane.

The UK engine manufacturer says it is “unable to commit” to the required timetable and ensure that it has a “sufficiently mature” powerplant for the aircraft.

Rolls-Royce points out that it believes the NMA “complements” the Boeing product range.

But the manufacturer says it would want to have a mature product at entry into service, one which satisfies its own technical maturity criteria.

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