March 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing effectively did a soft launch today of the 737-10 MAX at the ISTAT Americas conference in San Diego.
Randy Tinseth, VP-Marketing, revealed basic specifications for the MAX 10, the first time Boeing has done so in a public forum.
Tinseth said the MAX 10 will join a family of 737 MAXes that will fill a product gap in the Airbus line up between the A320 and the A321., giving Boeing a 737 that for the first time is the same size as the A321.
“When this airplane is launched, and we hope it will be this year,” he claimed that the MAX 10 will have more range than the A321neo and carry the same number of passengers as the neo. He dispute the claim by John Leahy, COO-Customers for Airbus, who spoke immediately before Tinseth, that the A321neo carries 10 more passengers.
(By LNC’s analysis, this happens in high density configuration because the MAX 10 hits exit limits before the A321neo does. In standard two-class configuration, we figure the A321neo has a three seat advantage.)
Tinseth claimed the MAX 10 will have 5% lower trip and seat-mile costs than the A321neo., resulting in $1m per year in savings.