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Boeing rolls out largest MAX line variant, the 737 MAX 10

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The Boeing 737 MAX 10 rolls out in Renton, Washington
The Boeing 737 MAX 10 rolls out in Renton, Washington
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The Boeing 737 MAX 10 rolls out in Renton, Washington

Boeing's 737 MAX 10 airliner had a quiet rollout on Friday at the company's facility in Renton, Washington. On November 22, 2019, in a ceremony attended by thousands of Boeing employees, the largest variant of the 737 MAX line was unveiled before the aircraft goes on to a series of system checks and engine runs culminating in its maiden flight in 2020.

A larger variant of the 737 Max 9, the MAX 10 is designed to go head to head with the Airbus A321neo on the highly competitive world airliner market. To keep down development costs, the MAX 10 is a stretched version of its predecessor and retains many of its features, such as the wing and the CFM Leap 1B engine, though there is a new undercarriage.

According to Boeing, the MAX 10 has the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane on the market and has already secured 550 orders from 20 international customers. It comes in two-class variants seating 188 to 204 passengers, but it can carry as many as 230 thanks to its length of 43.8 m (143.6 ft). In addition, it has a range of 3,300 nm (6,110 km).

"Today is not just about a new airplane. It’s about the people who design, build and support it," says Mark Jenks, vice president and general manager of the 737 program. "This team’s relentless focus on safety and quality shows the commitment we have to our airline customers and every person who flies on a Boeing airplane."

Source: Boeing

11 comments
vince
Will it have special controls for fighting the computer when it takes over flight control?
guzmanchinky
Yes! The Boeing is still the best plane on the market. I know 4 pro airline pilots and they all prefer the Boeing because of the way it is designed around the pilot.
WB
Great, they finally bamboozled the FAA to approve this death trap. So the problem of the Max 10 is that it has one isle and then 3 seats on each side. There are rules within what time the entire plane has to be evacuated and for months they simply could not figure out how to do that in the required time and having just one isle. The passenger activist group FlyersRights filed a petition last year arguing that the squeeze on seating needed to be urgently reviewed as a safety hazard. The petition was supported in a judgment by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled that there was “a plausible life-and-death safety concern.” It just blows my mind how after the Max 8 disaster how they can push the Max 10 through despite the red flags everywhere. Better pick a seat next to the emergency row when you fly one of these death traps.
WB
The max 10 is a bit like Hotel California.. you can get in.. but you can't get out
paul314
"Today is not just about a new airplane" is off message. The whole point of calling it a 737 was to claim that these models weren't a "new airplane" because a new airplane model could require a bunch of addition certification and training for Boeing's customers. But perhaps the original message has been ringing a bit hollow.
vince
They probably rolled it out because afraid to fly it out and have a media disaster in the making...
guzmanchinky
Everyone who calls it a death trap totally forgets that Airbus had more than it's fair share of deadly computer problems. Once the media hype blows over this will be the safest airliner in the world.
alfiebengal
This is just ridiculous, you can't keep bolting on new bits to a plane designed in the 1960s. It's all about cost savings with Boeing unlike Airbus. I, for one, won't fly it.
Vf6cruiser
Sadly Boeing is paying the PR price for their bungled judgment and bungled letting the narrative go to know nothing media interested only in sensational headlines. The non-pilot world now is convinced a gremlin is in the MAXES that takes over and dives it into the ground........LOL. Nothing is further from the truth and they all forget along with the media that MAX flew for TWO YEARS before meeting the lowest common denominator in crews overseas. They also forget that the DAY BEFORE the one plane crashed the same scenario happened and a jump seater told the crew what to do and they had a normal flight. The non-pilots also have no clue that both crews that crashed left the POWER AT 94% .......after knocking the MCAS system offline the first thing they should have done was cut the power back and unload the massive forces on the controls. Standard operating on everything from a Cessna 150 to the MAX. You will find trim wheels on every plane I can think of, and every pilot uses them and it's obvious when they start to move what you need to do. This will all blow over and everybody on here that flies a lot won't have a choice but eventually fly on a MAX because there are only two manufacturers and their order books are full.......and nobody is going to spend the night in Chicago because a MAX pops up on the screen. Most won't know what they are flying on.......I know this because after spending many hours in the jetway during boarding I listened as the pax got on and a lot were wondering what the plane was, most had no clue................so that's my .o2.
Catweazle
Good for Boeing. It is astonishing how many Boeing-haters appear unaware that Airbus have lost more planes and killed many times as many passengers due to computer fly-by-wire problems. But hey, they aren't American so get a free pass on such minor details.