Posted on: 07 February 2018 by Mark Howells
Boeing has completed firm configuration of its B737 MAX 10, meaning engineers now have all the design requirements in place for what will become the largest member of its single-aisle family.
Making the announcement at the Singapore Airshow, Randy Tinseth, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ vice-president, marketing, said the MAX 10 will use a stretched fuselage 66 inches longer than the MAX 9, and that it would now move into the detailed design phase prior to the start of production. The 230-seater aircraft, launched at the Paris Airshow last year, has more than 416 orders and commitments from 18 customers, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2020.
Tinseth commented in a briefing in Singapore: “There’s a place in the market for both the MAX 9 and the MAX 10.”
The manufacturer’s first MAX 7 rolled out of the paint hangar earlier this week and will soon start flight tests. The MAX 8 has been in service since 2017, with the first MAX 9 scheduled for delivery in the next few weeks.