Published on : Jun 19, 2017
It has been four years since Boeing Co. launched a new jet and the company has just hinted at its intent to do so, with the go-ahead likely to be received at Monday’s Paris Air Show. The Max 10 narrow-body 737 is said to have the capacity to carry 230 passengers and will help save on fuel. Head of the commercial airplane division at Boeing, Kevin McAllister said that the US planemaker is confident of competing against Airbus SE’s largest model in the same category. Airlines that are likely to place contracts with Boeing’s upcoming release at the Paris expo include India’s SpiceJet Ltd., Lion Mentari Airlines PT of Indonesia, and United Airlines.
Max 10’s Promising Features
Boeing says that the upcoming Max 10 has the ability to house as many as 230 people, almost matching up to Airbus’ capacity. Moreover, Boeing’s Max 10 is reported to consumer 5 per cent less fuel owing to its lighter make. Based on the feedback the upcoming model has already received before the eve of the Paris Air Show, McAllister believes that the Max 10 is most certainly the right plane and the demand for the same has already been significant.
After the Boeing 777X series was unveiled in 2013 at the Dubai Air Show, the Max 10 is the company’s first new model. At 5 and a half feet, this model is longer than the Max 9, which is presently the largest member of the 737 series. The Max 9 was launched in 2011 along with the Max 7 and Max 8.
The Max 10 will be given an additional 40 inch at the front of the plane’s wings and an additional 26 inches in the form of a plug behind each of the wings. The plane will also possess higher thrust engines to support the added payload.