737MAX planes in flight

737 MAX By Design

Discover what goes into creating the industry-leading technology of the 737 MAX family using the navigation below. Choose by interest or by topic.

737 MAX Family

The most-efficient single-aisle airplane family delivers greater passenger comfort, excellent economics and improved environmental performance

737 MAX Family in flight

737 MAX Advanced Flight Deck

The 737 MAX flight deck features four large 15-inch displays, which are the same size as the 787 Dreamliner and 777X.

737 MAX flight deck

Fly Quietly

London Heathrow Airport

  • 50% smaller noise footprint
  • 85 dBA noise contours


  • London Heathrow Airport RWY 27L
    Maximum thrust engines with cutback
    NADP 1 (ICAO-A)
    85-dBA Takeoff noise contours
    500-nmi mission, Full passenger payload
    737-800 with optional winglets
London Heathrow 737 MAX noise footprint

Enjoy an Elevated Experience in the Boeing Sky Interior

  • Larger pivoting bins with easy-to-open latches
  • Advanced LED lighting throughout the cabin
  • Bigger windows, more than 20 percent larger than the competition
  • Spacious architecture
Sky interior

Inspiring Journeys

Maximize your potential with the 737 MAX family.

Sky interior

The 737 MAX Spends Less Time in the Hangar


  • Less reliable
  • More days out of service
  • More frequent checks
  • More man hours per check

LEAP-1B: 737 MAX vs Next-Generation 737

LEAP-1B: 69-inch fan

The LEAP-1B was specifically designed for the 737 MAX. It combines the reliability of the CFM56 engines, the fuel efficiency of the 787 GEnx technology and utilizes 787-inspired design techniques to improve aerodynamics.

CFM56-7: 61-inch fan

The CFM56-7BE engine enhancement program entered airline service in mid-2011 to coincide with the Boeing Next-Generation 737 airframe improvements.

Easy to Operate

Airlines ask for an airplane that fits smoothly in today's fleet

Because of the 737’s popularity with airlines everywhere around the world, integrating the new 737 MAX is an easy proposition. As you build your 737 MAX fleet, millions of dollars will be saved because of its commonality with the Next-Generation 737, ease of maintenance, wide availability of 737 pilots, and the global infrastructure that supports the aircraft in operation.

Advanced Technology Winglet Saves More Fuel

737 MAX winglets

The 737 MAX advanced technology winglets are the most efficient ever designed for a production airplane, because of the combination of advanced design and manufacturing techniques allowing for natural laminar flow. The winglets reduce fuel burn by approximately 2 percent.

Greater Range in the Single-Aisle Market

The Lowest Maintenance Costs

Up to 14% lower airframe maintenance than the A320neo
737-8 in flight

Cleaner, Quieter, and More Efficient

20% reduction in CO2 and fuel use*

Currently meets CAEP/8 limits for NOx

50% smaller community noise footprint*

*Compared to Next-Generation 737



153 Passengers
2-Class Configuration

172 Passengers
Maximum Seating


35.9 M / 117 ft 10 in

35.6 M / 116 ft 8 in

12.3 M / 40 ft 4 in

3,800 nmi / 7,040 km


178 Passengers
2-Class Seating

210 Passengers
Maximum Seating*
*737-8-200 with additional mid cabin exit


35.9 M / 117 ft 10 in

39.5 M / 129 ft 8 in

12.3 M / 40 ft 4 in

3,500 nmi / 6,480 km


193 Passengers
2-Class Seating

220 Passengers
Maximum Seating


35.9 M / 117 ft 10 in

42.2 M / 138 ft 4 in

12.3 M / 40 ft 4 in

3,300 nmi / 6,110 km


204 Passengers
2-Class Seating

230 Passengers
Maximum Seating


35.9 M / 117 ft 10 in

43.8 M / 143 ft 8 in

12.3 M / 40 ft 4 in

3,100 nmi / 5,740 km