Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Boeing pitches B737 MAX 10 to Indian operators

Boeing(BOE, Chicago O'Hare) has pitched its proposed B737 MAX 10 project to two of India's largest operators of the B737 Family of jets, SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) and Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l), Dinesh Keskar, the US manufacturer's Senior Vice President (Sales - Asia Pacific & India), has told Reuters.

As such, according to the report, Boeing has pitched to the two Indian operators as a means of determining market receptiveness to the aircraft, which is aimed at the A321neo niche. According to Keskar, the MAX 10 would be ideally suited to Indian carriers running frequent shuttle flights between the country's main hubs.

"If you are flying to the metros this (737 MAX-10) will be a perfect airplane, because runways are long, demand is there, frequency is already there," he said.

According to Boeing, the B737 MAX 10 will feature a 66-in. fuselage stretch, or two seat-rows, on the B737 MAX 9. Seating a total of 230 in a single class configuration, the upgraded CFM International Leap 1B-powered twinjet could make its debut as early as 2020.
07/03/17 ch-aviation

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