Boeing launches 737 MAX 10

Boeing 737 MAX 10

Impression of the Boeing 737 MAX 10. (Image: Boeing)

Boeing has officially launched the 737 MAX 10 as the newest member of the 737 MAX family at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Boeing claims that the 737 MAX 10 will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane produced so far.

Design changes for the MAX 10 include a fuselage stretch of 66 inches compared with the MAX 9 and a levered main landing gear. The airplane has the capacity to carry up to 230 passengers. Other changes include a variable exit limit rating mid-exit door, a lighter flat aft pressure bulkhead and a modified wing for low speed drag reduction. Like Boeing’s other 737 MAX models, the MAX 10 incorporates CFM International LEAP-1B engines, advanced technology winglets, Boeing’s Sky Interior, large flight deck displays and other improvements.

Boeing has already received orders and commitments for 240 aircraft from more than ten customers. Many of these orders are conversions of orders for smaller MAX models. Among the airline customers are Lion Air (commitment for 50), SpiceJet (India – MoU for 40: 20 new and 20 conversions from earlier MAX 8 orders) and TUI Group (18 from earlier MAX orders).

Several leasing companies also signed commitments: GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS – 20 conversions), BOC Aviation (MoU for 10), CDB Aviation Lease Finance (CDB Aviation – 10), Tibet Financial Leasing (MoU for 20 737 MAX airplanes, a mix of the MAX 10 and MAX 8).

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