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Delta orders up to 130 Boeing 737 MAXs at Farnborough Airshow

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At the Farnborough Airshow in 2022, Delta Air Lines placed an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 airplanes. Additionally, the agreement has options for an additional 30 aircraft.

“The Boeing 737-10 will be an important addition to Delta’s fleet as we shape a more sustainable future for air travel, with an elevated customer experience, improved fuel efficiency, and best-in-class performance,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer.

The airline’s single-aisle fleet will be updated and replaced with new aircraft.

The 737 MAX family’s largest model, the MAX 10, has a maximum range of 3,300 nautical miles and seating for up to 230 passengers (6,111 kilometers).

The announcement comes shortly after Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said in an interview with Aviation Week that there was a chance that Boeing would terminate the MAX 10 program due to certification problems.

At the July 18–July 22 Farnborough Airshow 2022, Boeing will present its 737 MAX 10 aircraft both in flight and in static demonstrations.

“We are proud that Delta Air Lines, is renewing its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX, the industry’s most fuel-efficient family of airplanes,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Built in our factory in Washington state with support from key suppliers across the US, the 737-10 will provide Delta Air Lines with the best economics to carry more passengers across its short and medium-haul routes.”

Along with the news made today, Delta also contracted with Boeing to upgrade the interiors of 29 of its 737-900ER aircraft. In the summer of 2025, the modified aircraft will be made available.

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