Boeing played big at the start of 2017 Paris Air Show with the launch of the 737 MAX 10 – the newest and largest member of the 737 MAX family. Like all the other 737 MAX airplanes, the 737 MAX 10 will be built exclusively in Renton, Wash.
Reflecting strong demand for the new airplane, the MAX 10 is expected to tally more than 240 orders and commitments from more than 10 international customers by the end of the week.
“Airlines wanted a larger, better option in the large single-aisle segment with the operating advantages of the 737 MAX family,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister. “Adding the 737 MAX 10 gives our customers the most flexibility in the market, providing their fleets the range capability, fuel efficiency and unsurpassed reliability that the 737 MAX family is widely known for.”
Design changes for the MAX 10 include a fuselage stretch of 66 inches compared to the 737 MAX 9 and levered main landing gear. The MAX 10 is expected to enter into service in 2020.
“Today The Boeing Company is stronger, healthier, more innovative and more focused than ever on delivering on our mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire the world,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “We’re continuing to invest in innovation to capitalize on our $7.5 trillion market over the next four years”.