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- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 22, 2017,
Jun 22, 2017, 3:49
Leahy said he was not anxious about an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10s from United Airlines, converted from other models.
Industry sources also said Airbus would soon announce an order for 10 of its A350-900 wide-body jets, while sources said on Sunday it was close to clinching a deal worth about $5 billion with low-priced carrier Viva Air Peru.Providing more reassurance for planemakers, Qatar Airways said it was sticking with plans to increase its fleet and routes, despite a diplomatic rift with four Arab nations which have closed their airspace to the company.
Held every two years, the International Paris Air Show represents a unique opportunity for the United States to showcase its leadership in aerospace technologies while supporting various armament procurement competitions taking place throughout Europe.
Qatar Airways signed a letter of intent for up to 60 narrowbody 737 MAX 8 jets, worth $6.9 billion at list prices, last year.
But Boeing generated a burst of activity on the opening day by launching the 737 MAX 10 to plug a gap in its portfolio at the top end of the market for single-aisle jets, following runaway sales of the rival Airbus A321neo.
Compared to the Boeing 737 MAX 9, the Boeing 737 MAX 10 seats 10 more passengers in each configuration, for which its range reduces by 300 nautical miles.
I am expecting that with a lower pricing for the MAX 10, airlines will not be exclusively considering the Airbus A321neo any longer and the Boeing 737 MAX family has strengthened as a whole. The leasing arm of China Development Bank signed agreements to buy airliners from both Airbus and Boeing.
Al Baker also said the CSeries jet by Bombardier BBDb.TO could fit for the domestic Indian carrier.
"We just need lift", Bellew said. The stretched Max 10 will become the latest variant in Boeing's 737 Max family, which also includes the smaller Max 7, Max 8 and Max 9 types.
"We are continuing to see strong energy in the marketplace", said Muilenburg, predicting that new orders should roughly match deliveries this year.
The plane will also get taller landing gear to help resolve balance and tail-skid issues that cropped up with the 737-900ER, Keith Leverkuhn, general manager of the Max program, said in an interview at the show site at Le Bourget Airport on Sunday. "Put that all that together and we think the 10 is a competitor to the 9, and I think that's why you're seeing a lot of people converting".