B-737 MAX 10 airplane reaches firm configuration
Deliveries will start in 2020
Boeing's 737 MAX 10 has reached a major milestone as the MAX program completed firm configuration on the airplane. This means engineers now have all the design requirements in place for what will be the largest member of Boeing's single-aisle family. The industry announced the achievement yesterday at the "Singapore Airshow".
The MAX 10, which will use a stretched fuselage that is 66 inches longer than the "9", now moves into the detailed design phase prior to the start of production. The aircraft will carry up to 230 passengers.
The model is coming off a strong launch at the "Paris Air Show 2017". The airplane now has more than 416 orders and commitments from 18 customers across the globe. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the 2020 timeframe.
The MAX 10 will soon join the rest of this family. The first "7" rolled out of the paint hangar earlier this week and will soon start flight tests; the "8" has been in service since 2017, already carrying more than 1.8 million passengers and the first "9" is scheduled to be delivered in the coming weeks.
The 737 MAX family is designed to offer an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, and other features to deliver the highest efficiency in the single-aisle market.
The plane has accumulated more than 4,300 orders from 92 customers worldwide.
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