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 Advanced Flight Deck

The 737 MAX flight deck features four large 15-inch displays, which are common with 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

The 737 MAX Offers Greatest Range Capability

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

Inspiring Journeys

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
CFM56-7: 61-inch fan

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.

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Advanced Winglet Saves More Fuel

Boeing  Advanced Technology winglet on the 737 MAX 8 Boeing Advanced Technology winglet on the 737 MAX 8

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
Boeing 737 MAX 7 First Flight Air to Air

Cleaner, Quieter, and More Efficient

20% reduction in CO2 and fuel use*

50% below CAEP/6 limits for NOx

50% smaller community noise footprint*

737 MAX 10 with aurora borealis

*Compared to Next-Generation 737

737 MAX Characteristics

  737-7 737-8 737-9 737-10
Seats (2-class) 138 – 153 162 – 178 178 – 193 188 – 204
Maximum seats 172 210 220 230
Range nm (km) 3,800 (7,040) 3,500 (6,480) 3,300 (6,110) 3,100 (5,740)
Length 35.56 m (116 ft 8 in) 39.52 m (129 ft 8 in) 42.16 m (138 ft 4 in) 43.8 m (143 ft 8 in)
Wingspan 35.9 m (117 ft 10 in) 35.9 m (117 ft 10 in) 35.9 m (117 ft 10 in) 35.9 m (117 ft 10 in)
Engine LEAP-1B from CFM International LEAP-1B from CFM International LEAP-1B from CFM International LEAP-1B from CFM International
    210 seats: 737-8-200    

737-7 MAX High-Altitude Package

Airports over 5,000 ft (1,524 m) elevation and 7,000 (2,134 m) ft long

The high altitude package for the 737-7 enables you to serve destinations with high elevations and hot temperatures without affecting range or passenger count.

Features include:

  • Higher thrust with additional “bump thrust”
  • Alternate forward center of gravity for improved takeoff weight
  • Advanced avionics for RNP AR
  • Auxiliary battery for 60 minute standby power
  • Gaseous Oxygen system with up to 12 cylinders
  • Manuals and certification