About the New Boeing 737 MAX Family
Boeing's newest family of airplanes - 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 - will build on the Next-Generation 737's popularity and reliability while delivering customers unsurpassed fuel efficiency in the single-aisle market. Development of the 737 MAX is on schedule with firm configuration of the airplane planned for 2013, first flight in 2016 and deliveries to customers beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017. Already a market success, the 737 MAX has accumulated more than 1,000 orders and commitments from 16 customers worldwide since its launch Aug. 30, 2011.
The 737 MAX will deliver the big savings in fuel that airlines require for the future. The new-engine variant, powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by an additional 13 percent over today's most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes. Recent design updates, including Boeing's Advanced Technology winglet, will result in less drag and further optimize the 737 MAX performance especially on longer-range missions.
When compared to a fleet of 100 of today's most fuel-efficient airplanes, this new model will emit 286,000 fewer tons of CO2 and save nearly 200 million pounds of fuel per year, which translates into more than $100 million in cost savings*. The 737 MAX 8's fuel burn is expected to be 8 percent per-seat lower than the future competition.
The 737 MAX's more efficient structural design, less engine thrust and less required maintenance also will add up to substantial cost advantages for customers. The 737 MAX 8 will have the lowest operating costs* in the single-aisle segment with an 8 percent per-seat advantage over the A320neo.
The 737 MAX will incorporate the latest quiet engine technology to reduce the operational noise footprint of the airplane by 40 percent.Emissions will be reduced by 50 percent below the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP)/6 limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx).
The 737 MAX will build on the best reliability record of any airplane, with a world- beating 99.7 percent of Next-Generation 737 flights ready to depart within 15 minutes of schedule. On-time performance is the major positive influence on passengers' perception of their experience on short flights and saves operators maintenance, flight and crew costs.
The design superiority of the 737 translates into fewer passengers being inconvenienced every year when flying on a Boeing 737 versus the competition. For a fleet of 100 Next-Generation 737 airplanes flying five flights a day, the 737s will have 590 fewer delays and avoid disrupting 66,600 fewer passengers when compared to a fleet of A320s. While Boeing is making the upgrades necessary to give customers the fuel savings they need for the future, the 737 MAX will retain the superior design reliability of the Next-Generation 737.
Maximum passenger appeal
The passenger-preferred Boeing Sky Interior will come standard on the 737 MAX. Drawing from years of research inspired by the travel experience, the 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new, modern-sculpted sidewalls and appealing features reveals that draw passenger eyes to the airplane's windows, giving passengers a greater connection to the flying experience.
The interior also features larger, pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin. The bins give more passengers room to store a carry-on roll-aboard near their own seat, adding both extra convenience and extra leg room.
Boeing redesigned reading-light switches so passengers can find them more easily and avoid accidentally pressing the flight-attendant call button.
Speakers integrated into each row's passenger-service unit improve sound and clarity of public address operations, while the new air grill is tamper-proof and improves operational security.
* Based on: U.S. Domestic rules, 500-nmi mission, Two-class seating, 2009 U.S. dollars, Fuel price: $3.50 per U.S. gallon, 737 MAX 8