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Boeing Proceeding With 737-10 MAX

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posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 11:15 PM
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Boeing has decided to proceed with yet another 737 MAX variant, the even further stretched 737-10, to compete with the A321NEO.

They are going to stretch the airplane another 66 inches, and include new trailing link gear to aid in takeoff rotation performance, while targeting a 2020 entry into service.

atwonline.com...


I guess this still leaves the door open for the Middle of Market concept, since this airplane won't feature a bigger wing for bigger engines.




posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

They're getting their ass handed to them in the single aisle market. Even though they were talking about canning this version they didn't really have a choice.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

This seems like it'll pretty much guarantee a clean sheet design for Middle of Market though. Seeing how their other option was basically this.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 03:51 AM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

From recent reading they didn't have much choice there either. They weren't going to be able to stretch the 737 into a viable MoM candidate. It either didn't have the range to fuel burn numbers they wanted, with the longer versions, or the passenger count, for the shorter ones that were closer to the numbers they were looking for.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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Wow. Are they still using the CFM LEAP to power this?

The A321 is incredibly efficient with the GTF. The only GTF powered aircraft with better efficiency numbers is the MRJ.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: cosmania

Yes. The neo is still having issues with the GTF though. They won't see that fixed until later this year, and it's led to a number of delayed orders.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

As well as heavily unsatisfied customers.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

It gave Boeing a significant 737 order too.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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edit on 1/12/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 06:59 AM
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Will this be the aircraft with the highest cabin length to width? Maybe the DC-8 or 757 still exceeds it...



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: C0bzz

I'd say that depends on how the DC-8 super 60 compares with the A340-600, as that also looks unfeasibly long :-)



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 04:34 AM
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Boeing is imploding. They have gutted their r&d for profits. They are leaching out past achievements and lack serious innovation efforts. Each replacement executive feels they have to save ever more $$$ and its is destroying the companies ability to innovate.

Looking to survive with cheap Indian sweatshop labor.



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: Xeven

Based on what? Their deliveries are still high, their orders are doing well, they have a backlog that will keep them working for years, they have new aircraft in development..... How exactly are they imploding again?



posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 12:44 AM
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posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 04:15 AM
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If they could have found a way to ditch the cargo bay magic carpet system and moved to containerized loading they would be a lot closer to bringing the fight to Airbus. One of the real negatives for the 737 is the extra time it takes to unload bags and cargo by hand. Typically it adds 15 or more mins to each turnaround (sometimes i have been told as much as 30mins if its a busy airport) and that is frequently more manpower intensive. If they solved that problem then they would close the gap significantly.




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