Posts Tagged “737 MAX”

MAX program update: some design details emerge, many remain undefined

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MAX program update: some design details emerge, many remain undefined






Boeing Commercial Airplanes provided a program update on the 737 MAX today.  “The 737 is a more efficient, lighter design and requires less thrust than other airplanes in this class, which is important because weight and thrust have a significant effect on fuel efficiency and operating costs,” said John Hamilton, 737 Chief Program Engineer. “With…

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Boeing accelerates 737 production

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There has been talk about this for some time. Today Boeing announced it is going to accelerate 737 production from 31.5 planes per month to 35 per month.  It may not sound like much, but that is over 11% faster and consider Boeing delivered 376 737s in 2010.  Increase that by 11% and Boeing could…

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How come the lessors and valuation firms are warming to NEO and MAX?

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Our conversation with Gueric Dechavanne (VP at Collateral Verifications) covers the views from leasing firms and valuation firms of the next generation of single-aisle airplanes. As re-engine programs have gained momentum, we hear fewer complaints about current fleet values. Gueric explains how he sees this change and discusses long term values. We cover a lot…

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Airbus takes on MAX

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Airbus takes on MAX






Note: Plane Talking has this detailed story also about NEO v MAX. Boeing has been engaged in a campaign for months with the media, analysts and appraisers (and airlines, of course) that the 737 Next Generation is 8% more economical than today’s Airbus A320 and that the new 737-8 MAX will be 7% more economical…

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