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June 18, 2024
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A new year (with all the best wishes to our readers) brings fresh hopes and dreams.  No Paris Air Show this year to look forward to, but a significant event is looming that will have industry observers focused.

That story is Southwest Airlines and it’s pending the decision on what to do about replacing its aging 737-700s.  The airline has an order for 30 MAX7s, but the betting on those being delivered doesn’t carry the same odds anymore. Moreover, orders for the MAX7 are comparatively tiny compared to the rest of the family.  Other than its future role at a BBJ, the MAX7 seems to have very little airline interest.

A new year (with all the best wishes to our readers) brings fresh hopes and dreams.  No Paris Air Show this year to look forward to, but a significant event is looming that will have industry observers focused.

That story is Southwest Airlines and it’s pending decision on what to do about replacing its aging 737-700s.  The airline has an order for 30 MAX7s, but the betting on those being delivered doesn’t carry the same odds anymore. Moreover, orders for the MAX7 are comparatively tiny compared to the rest of the family.  Other than its future role at a BBJ, the MAX7 seems to have very little airline interest.

This is what Southwest Airlines’ fleet looks like. Although the airline has no MAX7s yet, some registration numbers have been issued.


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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.