Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

United Airlines converts 100-jet Boeing order into 737 MAX 10s

United Airlines converts 100-jet Boeing order into 737 MAX 10s United Airlines converts 100-jet Boeing order into 737 MAX 10s
Mae Harvey | 21 June, 2017, 02:17

The single-aisle segment will see the most growth over the forecast, fueled by low-priced carriers and emerging markets.

Airbus signed an agreement with Delta Air Lines Inc. for 10 more A321 narrowbodies, while Latin American discount carrier Viva Air committed to take 50 single-aisle jets. Customers will be announcing order details throughout the week.

"The addition of this advanced aircraft to our fleet will enable us to continue to offer the state-of-the-art flying experience our customers expect when traveling with us", said Gerry Laderman, United Airlines senior vice president of finance, procurement and treasurer. "These new airplanes are expected to deliver extraordinary efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in their segment market, making them very compelling for us in our fleet growth and network expansion".

The MAX 10 will be the largest of the updated 737 series, which competes head on with Airbus s A320 neo family.

The Max 10 will be 66 inches longer than the Max 9 - which first flew in April - and have levered landing gear with capacity for up to 230 passengers.

According to CNN, Boeing's board of directors gave the go-ahead to develop the new "super-stretched version" of the MAX.

In its annual financial report, Ryanair said it carried 120 million passengers last financial year, up 13 percent on the previous 12 months, while its revenue rose by 2 percent to 6.7 billion euros (7.45 billion US dollars).

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GECAS has 170 737 MAX airplanes on order, the largest of any aircraft leasing company.

Low-priced carrier SpiceJet on Monday said it has signed an MoU with Boeing for 40 737-MAX airplanes.

The agreement, valued at $4.7 billion, is split evenly between 20 new orders for the 737 MAX 10 and conversions of 20 of the low-priced carrier's 737 MAX 8 airplanes from its existing order to 737 MAX 10s.

This order will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared. "We are very pleased with this opportunity to help expand Alafco's single-aisle portfolio with the 737 MAX and look forward to strengthening and growing this partnership even further".

The Max 10 variant becomes the latest in Boeing's efforts to update its workhorse 737 model.

Boeing launched the new version of its best-selling 737 aircraft on Monday amid a flurry of deals.

Airbus will also showcase its new long-haul model A350-1000 and Boeing its 787-10 Dreamliner, while Ukraine s Antonov will present its 132 D.

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