On Monday, Boeing launched the newest and largest member of its 737 MAX family of jets at the 2017 Paris Air Show.
With room for as many as 230 seats, the 737 MAX 10 is Boeing’s answer to the Airbus A321neo which has been outselling the smaller MAX 9 at a rate of five-to-one.
“Airlines wanted a larger, better option in the large single-aisle segment with the operating advantages of the 737 MAX family,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister said in a statement.
“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.”
The 220-seat MAX 9’s inability to compete against the 236-seat A321neo has been a sore spot for Boeing in an otherwise highly successful 737 MAX sales campaign. With the MAX 10, which was first teased by Boeing Commercial Airplanes sales boss Randy Tinseth in March, the company has certainly closed the gap.
As part of the launch, Boeing announced that it has taken more than 240 orders and commitments for the MAX 10 worth as much as $30 …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology