SEATTLE, March 8 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Wednesday that its proposed 737 MAX 10X aircraft has drawn plaudits from numerous airlines and interest from parts suppliers, a rebuttal to criticisms aired at an industry conference on Tuesday.
"I'm frankly bullish on the airplane," Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of Boeing's 737 MAX program, said on a conference call with journalists. "The conference down south at ISTAT was important," he added, referring to the recent International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading conference in San Diego. "But you have to know that we're listing to customers around the globe...many of whom have expressed enthusiasm for it." (Reporting by Alwyn Scott; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)