But China’s economic expansion is slowing, even though it remains above 6 percent a year. It also added a memorandum of understanding from Chinese domestic Ruili Airlines for 20 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Boeing on the up – as Airbus lags in this year’s race for orders. “The 737 MAX is ideally suited to Blue Air and the market it serves, increasing revenue potential all with improved operating efficiencies”.
Ethiopian Airlines orders 10 A350-900 jets, worth about $3.1 billion at list prices. Although the 737 lineup is the best-selling commercial aircraft in history, the A321neo has recently been more popular than the 737 MAX 9, which is Boeing’s largest narrowbody, single-aisle jet now on the market.
The 737 MAX 10 incorporates CFM International LEAP-1B engines, “Advanced Technology” winglets, Boeing’s “Sky Interior”, which feels roomier and brighter, plus large flight deck displays.
The order consists of eight 737 MAX 10s and seven 737 MAX 8s.
“Today, it is our pleasure to officially announce the newest member of our 737 family, the 737 Max 10“, Kevin McAllister, head of the company’s commercial aviation division, said as the Paris Air Show got under way.
Blue Air also reserved the right to buy another two such aircraft under the newly signed contract.
Boeing leads the race for net new orders at the air show.Industry watchers said the veteran Airbus sales chief could pull off a signature last-minute deal to avoid an unusual defeat at the European company’s home event.
Of the latest batch to be ordered, five will be delivered in the first half of 2019, with the second five scheduled to arrive a year later.
Passenger jet manufacturers are bracing for a slowdown in demand in the faltering civil aviation market. Airbus launched a digital services platform on Tuesday, which it said could crunch data to help airlines improve maintenance, reduce fuel burn and optimise routes.
Southwest is an all-Boeing airline. “Yes”, said Airbus COO of Commercial Customers, John Leahy in comments reported by Reuters, Thursday. “We have no intention of sharing that market with them, albeit a smaller market than we might have thought”. Boeing provides support for more than 60 customers and more than 2,200 airplanes through its Global Fleet Care program.