The new 737 Max 100 aircraft was revealed by Boeing on 22nd November in a low-key unveiling ceremony in Renton Washington. Majority of the attendees were employees of the company. Aircraft unveiling is usually filled with pomp, glamor and fanfare however this particular one lacked the usual fanfare. Boeing leaders highlighted the team’s accomplishments and recognized the efforts of the staff in completing production of the newest 737 MAX.
“Today is not just about a new airplane. It’s about the people who design, build and support it,” said Mark Jenks, vice president and general manager of the 737 program. “This team’s relentless focus on safety and quality shows the commitment we have to our airline customers and every person who flies on a Boeing airplane.”
The aircraft which can seat up to 230 passengers, is around 1.6m (5ft 3in) longer than the Max 9.the 230 passengers is 30 more that the Max 8. The aircraft offers the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane ever produced.
The aircraft manufacturer issued a press statement regarding the unveiling of the 737 Max and they focused on safety. This comes amid queries about the recertification of the 737 Max 8 and its return to service. The Federal Aviation Administration has blamed the software of the Max for the 2 crashes.
The Max 10 will undergo system checks and engine runs prior to first flight in 2020. There is a great deal of enthusiasm for the aircraft as Boeing has already received more than 550 orders and commitments from more than 20 customers around the globe.
The launch of the new jet came at the end of a week when airlines put their faith strongly in the Airbus A321 XLR, a rival to the Max 10.