Boeing Reveals It’s First 737 MAX 10 To Employees

Today, Boeing made an important presentation to thousands of its employees at its factory in Renton, Washington. Here, the aircraft manufacturer showed off its first 737 MAX 10.

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Thousands of Boeing staff gathered for the big reveal in Washington. Photo: Boeing

The biggest in the family

According to a press release, some of Boeing’s senior leaders were in attendance at the ceremony. The leadership took the opportunity to praise the efforts of the staff that completed the production of its newest 737 MAX family member. The 737 MAX 10 is the largest of the aircraft type. It has the capacity for up to 230 seats and a length of 43.8 m (143 ft 8 in).

Boeing vice president Mark Jenks spoke highly of his employees that were involved in the creation of the new airliner. The businessman is also the general manager of the 737 program. He said that the work that his staff put in the manufacturing process displays how much dedication they have to Boeing’s passengers.

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“Today is not just about a new airplane. It’s about the people who design, build and support it,” said Jenks, according to the release.

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“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.”

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Boeing aims to have the 737 MAX 10 ready for flight within the next year. Photo: Boeing

Flight-efficiency

The company says that the MAX 10 will offer the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane in history. This is a feature that has helped it gain more than 550 orders and commitments from more than 20 customers around the globe.

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United Airlines is one of the biggest clients of the 737 MAX 10, with 100 units ordered. The US-based carrier converted 100 MAX 9 orders into MAX 10s in July 2017. Furthermore, VietJet is also a significant customer with 80 of the aircraft on order.

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The 737 MAX family has been grounded since March of this year following two fatal incidents. Photo: Boeing

MAX attention

Despite the well-documented controversy surrounding the MAX family aircraft, Boeing is hopeful of the success of this plane. Airlines are also starting to make more orders for the type. Turkish firm SunExpress ordered 10 of the jets at the Dubai Airshow earlier this week. Additionally, Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has signed a letter of intent to purchase 30 737 MAXs. There have also been rumors that Indian carrier SpiceJet could place orders for the line this week.

Meanwhile, some pilots have also shown their excitement of flying the MAX 10. 737 Chief Pilot Jennifer Henderson shared how she is eager to be the first person to fly the jetliner.

“I’m honored to take this airplane on its first flight and show the world what you’ve put your heart and soul into,” Henderson said, according to the media release.

The airplane will now undergo system checks and engine runs before the first flight planned for 2020.

Simple Flying reached out to Boeing for further comment on the reveal of the 737 MAX 10 but did not hear back before publication. We will update the article with any further announcements.

What do you think of Boeing’s reveal of the 737 MAX 10? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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Anonymous

It might have all these great features but what good is it if all the aircraft are grounded

TonytTDK

One would imagine that when they finally fix the Max computer issues for one model, they’ll roll them out across all the varients.
Emphasis on “when”.?

Christopher Bryant

How does Boeing get planes like the 737-8,9 and now 10 to its customer’s as far away as Asia and Africa

ChuckMO

They fly them. With fuel stops.

David C

Currently, they don’t. And won’t until the FAA and all the other regulatory bodies who control the airspace in which the fly re-certify them.

HereWeGo

Horrible thing, even when you leave aside that it’s a MAX. Congratiolations to the lowest seat per mile costs, that means nothing but holding the record in having the lowest crowd-space ratio, combined with the lowest performance reserves. Bye, bye United, never really liked You anyway…

mstuedel

It would be interesting to know whether they built in MCAS into the flight system of the MAX 10, too, or whether they left it out or replaced it with a different system or aerodynamic modification to compensate the tendency to “nose-up”.

David C

MCAS is a part of the flight control and flight management systems on all the MAX air-frames. Same wing, same wing box, same engine mounting as well. Longer fuselage.

Shapes

The max10 is too long and it’s undercarriage too low for it to safely take off and land without hitting its tail on the runway, boing has devised another frankenstein solution to squeeze another iteration out of this outdated airframe.

Robert

That’s why the wings are further back, smarty pants.

TonytTDK

The wings aren’t any futher back , the nose is just further away from the wings than it used to be.!
Maybe this will mean that Boeing don’t have to fit MCAS anyway, because it’s so long it can’t possibly have the ‘nose-up’ problems.?

Tobias Mattsson

The issues are with the -9’s and -10’s due to the longer fuselage and having larger motors fitted. Therefore Boring needed to change the wings/body placement so that the motors wouldn’t strike the runway which ended up having the “nose-up” problem and that’s why they created the MCAS. Here’s where all the problems occurred when they cut corners more or less everywhere including with the pilot training where they didn’t mention the issues. The reason the -8’s aren’t affected in the same way is because the fuselage is shorter and there isn’t any issues with the motors striking the runway,… Read more »

Gerry Stumpe

All MAX a/c regardless of length are affected similarly due to engine placement.

Gerry Stumpe

Center of gravity determines wing placement. So this long bird has the same problem as the shortest one. Makes MCAS necessary.

Jacob joel

Just waiting for another boeing incident at this point…

Donnie D

Well at least you have a good positive mindset about this plane. That’s good to see.

Remy

The same door configuration as the Airbus A321neo in a “Cabin-Flex” configuration.

This plane will mostly appeal to low cost carriers I think.

Peter

When Boeing announced the program, John Leahy at Airbus give the MAX-10 the nickname “Mad Max” 😉
I wonder why? 🙂

Peter

Here’s a nice comparison of the MAX 10 with the A321 neo (just the regular neo…not the LR or XLR version):
The MAX 10 is slower, has a shorter range, and carries fewer passengers. The price is about the same.
Gee, which plane would you buy? 😉

http://www.aviatorjoe.net/go/compare/A321neo/737_MAX_10/

David C

Not to mention the stigma attached to the MAX aiframe.

Joseph Neethling

The one that won’t drop like a brick out of the sky.

Robert

Would be better to have had the problems with 737-8 sorted and flying than launching this.

Gerry Stumpe

Same a/c Robert, regardless of model. With the MCAS one size fits all.

David C

Do they have room anywhere to park it in Renton? ??

TonytTDK

Nope…….!
That’s why they’re already getting permission to fly unladen max 9’s to their end users, so that the purchasers can worry about the cost & the space of storing them until March “2020.?… at least.!

TonytTDK

With the instigation of the Boeing 737 Max 10,
the airframe is now as long as the original production version of the Boeing 707….. but with only 2 engines these days
& of course over 50 more seats in a modern economy configuration.!!!

WatchingtheBFs

…but it’s tainted by association. Boeing is damned whatever it does: keep the Max name, ‘not flying in that’; change the name, ‘oh, that was the Max once, I’m not flying in that’.

Norm

Have the employees been allowed to visit the aircraft, or are we dealing with another first hand Propaganda Stunt lived with the B787 Dummy presentation with much Ohlala!

Bernie

The seat/mile cost, I assume, means 230 happy passengers each time. 😉

albi

It’s all about Boeing shareholder dividends. 🙂

Gerry Stumpe

So many mean comments about Boeing. Sheesh! I am an Airbus fan, but the hate is deafening.

Why Soitanly

…the hate is well-deserved! This ain’t your father’s Boeing. And by the way, after 346 homicides… To Dennis the Menace: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people. Congress can impute to a corporation the commission of certain criminal offenses and subject it to criminal prosecution therefor. In actions for tort, a corporation may be held responsible for damages for the acts of its agent within the scope of his employment, even if done wantonly, recklessly or against the express orders of the principal. While corporations cannot commit some crimes, they can commit crimes which consist in purposely… Read more »

Jacob

Well if you’re relatives were affected by the MAX I’m sure you wouldn’t be this chill.
Get off your high horse mate.

Why Soitanly

Boeing used to be a class act and a world leader in aviation. But I began losing confidence in Boeing when they moved corporate headquarters to Chicago. So the suits wouldn’t have to hear the noisy aircraft production lines? The company is sliding toward internal madness. Firing 900 quality control specialists and replacing them with “technology improvements”. Ignoring reports from line production personnel about increasing levels of foreign object damage (FOD) in the 787 and KC-46 and punishing whistle-blowers. Stomping on new unionization attempts. The sheer insanity of the 737 MAX “not a re-design” and its lethal MCAS. What geniuses!… Read more »

Bernie

Not to mention the Federal (and foreign) politics ! ;-(

Tom

Wonder if every max gross weight takeoff will be another land speed record?

Owen Berkeley-Hill

What I find so superficial (and perhaps unprofessional in regard to current aviation journalism) is the the lack of any information about how MCAS was allowed to fly. We know that Boeing was under immense pressure to compete with the A320. We know that very few of the 737’s original contemporaries (Douglas 9, BAC 111, Fokker 28) , those with very short undercarriages which were designed for quick turnarounds at small airports, are still flying. What no one has mentioned or questioned, no probing journalist, no aviation authority, is whether Boeing carried out an FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)… Read more »

John Buch

Well said Owen……essentially the rooster guarding the hen house. Boeing has had a good record over the years but when “time urgency” gets installed in the profit picture these days, corners get cut and they were. MCAS was a band aid fix which was bad enough from an engineering standpoint and then they don’t put the system in the manual and tell the pilots. Yikes. 2 months after the MAX was grounded, I exclaimed that it would be a 20 $Billion liability for Boeing and I believe they have just passed 9 Billion already on the way to 20B. The… Read more »

Joe

“This team’s relentless focus on safety”

This is irony, right?

mick

Still wouldn’t fly on one of these,they should start all over with the max,not use old 737 frame,Boeing bring something really new ….

Robert Bradley

Basically a new version of a DC-8 Series 73.

albi

That’s right, Robert, but with a cabin width of 158 inches, allowing for 18 inch seats, wider armrests and aisle.