Boeing unveils new 737 at Paris Air Show

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A rendering of the Boeing 737 MAX 10.

A rendering of the Boeing 737 MAX 10.


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A rendering of the Boeing 737 MAX 10.

A rendering of the Boeing 737 MAX 10.


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A rendering of the Boeing 737 MAX 10.

A rendering of the Boeing 737 MAX 10.


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A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.

A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.


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A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.

A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.


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A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.

A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.


Photo: Courtesy Boeing

A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.

A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.


Photo: Courtesy Boeing

A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.

A Boeing 737 MAX 9 parked at the company’s factory in Renton.


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A Boeing 737 MAX 8.

A Boeing 737 MAX 8.


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Boeing and the Lion Air Group announced a commitment for 50 737 MAX 10 airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

Boeing and the Lion Air Group announced a commitment for 50 737 MAX 10 airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show.


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Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, announced an order for 20 737 MAX 10s at the Paris Air Show, converting 20 of its current MAX orders to the larger MAX 10.

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Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, announced an order for 20 737 MAX 10s at the Paris Air Show, converting 20 of its current

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Launched at the Paris Air Show, the 737 MAX 10 will be the airlines’ most profitable single-aisle airplane, offering the lowest seat costs ever.

Launched at the Paris Air Show, the 737 MAX 10 will be the airlines’ most profitable single-aisle airplane, offering the lowest seat costs ever.


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Boeing and BOC Aviation Limited announced a memorandum of understanding for 10 737 MAX 10 airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

Boeing and BOC Aviation Limited announced a memorandum of understanding for 10 737 MAX 10 airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show.


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Boeing and CDB Aviation Lease Finance announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

Boeing and CDB Aviation Lease Finance announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2017 Paris Air Show.


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Boeing and UPS announced an order at the 2017 Paris Air Show today to convert three 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters.

Boeing and UPS announced an order at the 2017 Paris Air Show today to convert three 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters.


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Boeing and TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism business, announced its selection of 18 737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

Boeing and TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism business, announced its selection of 18 737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Air Show.


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Boeing and Monarch Airlines announced that the UK carrier has selected Boeing’s Global Fleet Care for its entire 737 MAX fleet.

Boeing and Monarch Airlines announced that the UK carrier has selected Boeing’s Global Fleet Care for its entire 737 MAX fleet.


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Boeing and Norwegian today announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show that the carrier has selected Boeing to provide all its flight training needs.

Boeing and Norwegian today announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show that the carrier has selected Boeing to provide all its flight training needs.


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Boeing and Kuwait-based Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) announced a commitment for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Paris Airshow, valued at $2.2 billion at current list prices.  

Boeing and Kuwait-based Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) announced a commitment for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Paris Airshow, valued at $2.2 billion at current list prices.  


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Boeing and SpiceJet signed a memorandum of understanding for 40 737 MAX airplanes.

Boeing and SpiceJet signed a memorandum of understanding for 40 737 MAX airplanes.


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Boeing and AerCap announced an order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement, valued at $8.1 billion at list prices, makes AerCap the largest customer for the 787 Dreamliner.

 

Boeing and AerCap announced an order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement, valued at $8.1 billion at list prices, makes AerCap the largest customer for the 787 Dreamliner.

 


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Boeing unveiled plans for a new, bigger version of its best-selling jetliner in an attempt to make up ground against rival Airbus.

The company announced the 737 MAX 10 Monday at the Paris Air Show. The fuselage of the MAX 10 is 5 1/2 feet longer than Boeing’s MAX 9, making the model more attractive to airlines looking to fit as many passengers as possible into a single-aisle jet.

“Airlines wanted a larger, better option in the large single-aisle segment with the operating advantages of the 737 MAX family,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister said in a statement. “Adding the 737 MAX 10 gives our customers the most flexibility in the market, providing their fleets the range capability, fuel efficiency and unsurpassed reliability that the 737 MAX family is widely known for.”

The MAX 10 will be able to carry up to 230 passengers, around 50 more than the capacity of a typical MAX 9.


The MAX series, which touts increased fuel efficiency due to new engines and redesigned aerodynamics, is the fastest-selling plane in the company’s history with more than 3,700 orders to date. The MAX 8, the first of the series, entered service last month. The MAX 9 will debut in Paris this week.

Boeing announced more then 240 orders of the MAX 10 for more than 10 customers, including 40 for India-based SpiceJet and 50 for Indonesian carrier Lion Air.

“The Lion Air Group was first in the world to put the 737 MAX 8 into service and the first to order the 737 MAX 9,” Lion Air Group President Edward Sirait said in a statement, “We continue to lead the way again with this commitment for 50 737 MAX 10s and help launch the latest version of the 737.”

Founded in Seattle in 1916, Boeing has recently lagged behind Airbus, its biggest rival, with the French-based company boasting 547 more orders from 2013 to 2016. However, Boeing has outpaced Airbus in deliveries over that time by a 2,881 to 2,578 margin.

Boeing made several other sales announcements on Monday in Paris, which you can see in the gallery above along with photos and renderings of the 737 MAX series jets. The annual air show runs through June 25.

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