Boeing unveils plans for new version of 737 Max

Xavier Trudeau
Juin 19, 2017

Neither Boeing nor Airbus is unveiling a major new plane at the show.

Such a display would come as future sales to more European countries could be a hot topic. Lockheed has reportedly booked $37 billion in orders for the F-35 and is shopping for customers for the civilian version of its J model C-130.

This year, each company is expected to announce around 200 orders, though some may only be airlines or leasing companies firming up earlier tentative orders.

The Chicago-based company projects that the Max 9 and 10 will together capture 25 percent to 30 percent of 737 sales over the next 20 years.

The "A380plus" will also have an increased maximum take-off weight of 578 tonnes, meaning it can either carry 80 more passengers or fly a further 300 nautical miles.

For much of the year, Boeing Co. and Airbus SE, the world's top two jetliner makers, have warned investors that orders for new planes would decline this year. The 737 Max 10 is five-and-a-half feet longer than its current 737 Max 9 to squeeze more seats.

Boeing announced the launch of the 737 MAX 10 as the newest member of the 737 MAX family today at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The 787-10 made its maiden test flight and is slated to enter service in 2018.

Mumbai, Jun 19 Budget carrier spicejet today signed an initial pact with the United States aircraft maker Boeing Co for 40 737 MAX planes.

"We have 10,000 aircraft flying and we have to apply these technologies to these aircraft", Airbus chief operating officer and planemaking president Fabrice Bregier said. They compete with Airbus planes in the A320-neo family, aiming at a similar short- to mid-range market.

The 2015 Paris Air Show welcomed nearly 150,000 aerospace professionals from 65 countries. The aircraft will be capable of seating up to 230 passengers, with Boeing claiming a 5% seat-mile cost and trip cost advantage over its nearest competitor, the Airbus A321neo.

Macron, trying to raise his worldwide profile, appears to have chosen the A400-M to give a boost of confidence to the long-troubled European military transporter project.

French fighter jets swooped overhead as the biennial aviation and defense industry kicked off.

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