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Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 with 240 orders, commitments
June 19, 2017 / 8:28 AM / 6 months ago

Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 with 240 orders, commitments

PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing (BA.N) launched a new version of its 737 MAX jetliner as French President Emmanuel Macron opened the Paris Airshow on Monday.

Winglet of a Boeing 737 MAX is seen on the static display, before the opening of the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The U.S. planemaker said it had more than 240 orders and commitments from at least 10 customers for the new 737 MAX 10, which would carry up to 230 people in a single-class configuration.

    “The MAX 10 is going to add more value for customers and more energy to the marketplace,” Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said at a presentation ceremony.

    Analysts say the fifth member of the 737 MAX family aims to plug a gap in Boeing’s portfolio at the top end of the market for single-aisle jets following runaway sales of Airbus’ (AIR.PA) A321neo, which can seat up to 240 people.

    Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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