MIAMI – Boeing’s fourth and largest type of its 737 MAX family, the Boeing 737 MAX 10, takes off for the first time today.
The Boeing 737 MAX 10 type follows the MAX 8 and 9, both already in active service after a long stoppage due to the grounding which followed the Lion Air (JT) and Ethiopian (ET) accidents, a situation that was progressively normalized at the beginning of 2021.
The Boeing 737 MAX 10
The Boeing 737 MAX 10 was presented for the first time to Boeing employees at end of November 2019. The type made news again on May 20 when the aircraft performed new high-speed taxi tests in Renton following those already carried out in March 2020.
However, in February of last year, Boeing announced that the first delivery of the MAX 10 was to be pushed back to 2023.
The Boeing MAX 10 can be configured to seat up to 230 passengers in a single and, thanks to an auxiliary fuel tank, has a maximum range of 3,300nm (6,115km). The launch carrier for the MAX 10 is United Airlines (UA), which has posted an order for 100 MAX 10 aircraft.
Total MAX 10 Orders
As announced by Boeing, the total order book for the MAX 10 stands at over 550 aircraft, from 20 customers that include, besides UA, Ryanair (FR), with an order of about 100 aircraft; VietJet (VJ), FlyDubai (FZ), GOL (G3), and Lion Air (JT).
The newest MAX aircraft also has orders from several leasing companies.
|SPECS||737 MAX 7||737 MAX 8||737 MAX 9||737 MAX 10|
|Seats (2-class)||138 – 153||162 – 178||178 – 193||188 – 204|
|Range nm (km)||3,850 (7,130)||3,550 (6,570)||3,550 (6,570)*||3,300 (6,110)*|
|Length||35.56 m (116 ft 8 in)||39.52 m (129 ft 8 in)||42.16 m (138 ft 4 in)||43.8 m (143 ft 8 in)|
|Wingspan||35.9 m (117 ft 10 in)||35.9 m (117 ft 10 in)||35.9 m (117 ft 10 in)||35.9 m (117 ft 10 in)|
|Engine||LEAP-1B from CFM International||LEAP-1B from CFM International||LEAP-1B from CFM International||LEAP-1B from CFM International|
|210 seats: 737-8-200||*one auxiliary tank||*one auxiliary tank|
Featured image: Boeing 737 MAX 10 at Renton readying for first take-off. Photo Brandon Farris/Airways. Article source: Bloomberg, Air Journal, Boeing Media Center