Boeing Max commitments exceed 600

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Published: November 7, 2011

Boeing has commitments from eight airlines for more than 600 737 Max aircraft, the company’s marketing VP said in a Nov. 4 briefing.

Speaking at the Assn. of Asia Pacific Airlines annual meeting in Seoul, Randy Tinseth said a commitment means that an airline has paid a deposit to secure its order for the 737 Max, a modified version of the narrowbody that will be fitted with the CFM International Leap 1-B engine.

Tinseth said 737 production would ramp up from 31.5 a month now to 35 a month next year, 38 in 2013 and 42 by the end of 2013.

He also said that Boeing had done calculations showing the new 787 Dreamliner was more fuel efficient on a per passenger basis than an Airbus A380. He said their figures compared a 242-passenger 787 to a 550-passenger A380 flying a 3,000 n. m. route.

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