Washington - Amidst the discussions surrounding Boeing's revamped single-aisle after two fatal crashes, the hull of the first Boeing 737 MAX 10 was photographed in Washington.
Boeing's 737 MAX 10 will be the longest member of the 737 MAX family with a length of 43.8 meters (143.7 feet).
In 2017, the U.S. aircraft manufacturer introduced the MAX 10 as the competitor for the Airbus's A321neo. Compared to the MAX 8 and MAX 9 variants, it can accommodate 20 passengers more than the MAX 8 and ten passengers more than the MAX 9, but its flight range is slightly lower - 3350 nmi against the 3550 nmi that of the MAX 8 and MAX 9.
Launch customer United Airlines has ordered 100 copies and expects to put the first aircraft into service next year. Other major customers are respectively, are FlyDubai and Lion Air with 50 copies each.
Lion Air recently announced that it could cancel its orders due to increasing safety concerns for the 737 Boeing's MAX series jets.
Currently, there is a flight ban on passenger flights with the 737 MAXs, following the fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, but it is expected that Boeing will solve the problem before the delivery of the first 737 MAX 10.
Photo: Dave Honan / Twitter
It's here! The first @BoeingAirplanes 737 MAX 10 fuselage, LN 7644, arrived in the Seattle area this evening.#avgeek #Boeing #B737 #737MAX #737MAX10 @AeroimagesChris @jonostrower @dominicgates @GlennFarleyK5 @petchmo @AirlineFlyer @jetcitystar @brandonsblog @zeraphoto pic.twitter.com/cCclH2OE2j— Dave Honan (@DWHonan) 1 Nisan 2019