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.
Congratulations to Boeing for finally launching the plane the top 737 MAX should have been from the outset. Put me in the camp that thinks this a good idea.
With only 4.3m between the 737-8 MAX and 737-10 MAX there is absolutely nowhere now for the 737-9 MAX to go. Nowhere.
(Note, there is 7m between the A320 and A321)
I'm pretty sure this alludes to the fact that the 737 has a bigger fuel capacity without ACT's. Without ACT's the 737 holds 20.9 t vs 18.6t for the A32X - 12.5% less.
240 ORDERS FOR 10 CUSTOMERS ¡¡¡
Great headline isn't it? count how many are NEW firm orders by the end of the week.
Most of these are likely to be either conversions or MOU's
So, just 1.7 metres the difference between the -9 and the -10. This makes the -9 totally redundant, unless you need the 300nm extra range and a few extra pax compered to the -8.
I suppose so. The slide below shows how the MAX 9 is bracket between the MAX 8 and MAX 10.
In hindsight, the MAX 10 is what the MAX 9 should have been from the beginning.
Quietly tucked in the bottom of that chart is a legend that says "800Nm trip".
It is well known that the 737 is more competitive at short range than at long range, so that's clearly the comparison Boeing will pick.
Nothing fundamentally wrong with that either, as many trips are that short.
By also being a bit "clever" with the seat count, and making them the same between the -10 and A321 (as opposed to reality), they might feasibly claim a 5% fuel burn advantage.
Real world seatings on Transcon sectors will be a different story entirely.