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Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 jet boasting lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane

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Boeing announced that it is launching a new version of its 737 short-haul jet at the 2017 Paris Air Show: the 737 MAX 10.

The aerospace giant’s newest member of the 737 MAX family has the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane.

Boeing claims that the 737 Max 10 will have a 5% lower operating cost per seat than the Airbus A321neo.

Boeing's new 737 Max 10 airplane.
Boeing’s new 737 Max 10 airplane. Image: Boeing

The new 737 variant is 66 inches longer than the Max 9, at 143ft 8in (43.8m), and can and carry up to 230 passengers.

Boeing says that it already has over 240 orders from 10 customers.

The 737 Max is Boeing’s fastest selling airplane, with over 3,700 orders to date. It competes directly with the Airbus A320neo family of jets, which has had about 4,600 orders since it was introduced by the European manufacturer last year.

The Boeing 737 MAX family

737 MAX 7 737 MAX 8 737 MAX 9 737 MAX 10
Seats (2-class) 138 162 178 188
Maximum seats 172 200 220 230
Range nm (km) 3,825 (7,080) 3,515 (6,510) 3,515 (6,510)* 3,215 (5,960)*
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
*one auxiliary tank *one auxiliary tank

Source: Boeing

“The 737 MAX 10 extends the competitive advantage of the 737 MAX family and we’re honored that so many customers across the world have embraced the outstanding value it will bring to their fleets,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister.

“Airlines wanted a larger, better option in the large single-aisle segment with the operating advantages of the 737 MAX family. 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.”