Category: 737 MAX

United Orders 150 Boeing Aircraft – 757 Replacement

100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft and 50 Boeing 737-900ER As part of United’s continued investment in its fleet and product, United placed an order for 100 of the 737 MAX 9 aircraft and 50 Boeing 737-900ERs. The 737-900ER ordered by United is a single-aisle twin-jet with wing mounted CFM56-7B engines. The MAX 9 will […]

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Boeing Brings Nine Decades of Aviation to iPad

Milestones in Innovation iPad App Boeing’s first official app for the iPad, ‘Milestones in Innovation’, now available on the App Store. The app brings nine decades of aviation innovation to iPad through beautiful imagery and an interactive timeline. “This is the history of Boeing as a digital coffee table book,” said Fritz Johnston, Boeing’s vice president […]

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Advanced Winglets for 737 MAX

New Winglet to Provide 1.5% Fuel Burn Reduction Boeing has let the cat out of the bag today, announcing a new winglet design concept for the Boeing 737 MAX.   The new, advanced winglet will provide up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel burn savings, depending on flight range.  Keep in mind this is already on […]

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Spirit AeroSystems Recovery Looks Good

Recovery Continues at Spirit AeroSystems The National Weather Service Issued a Tornado Emergency Warning for Wichita, Kansas, on April 14, 2012.  The EAS was activated and sirens wailed as a a large violent twister was confirmed on the ground. Spirit AeroSystems was hit with what the National Weather Service has determined to be an EF-3 […]

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Boeing 737 MAX Design Decisions

New Engine Variant – Substantial Fuel Savings Boeing has made a number of design upgrades to the 737 MAX to further optimize the new engine variant’s performance. Those design decisions include: Aft body aerodynamic improvements: The tail cone will be extended and the section above the elevator thickened to improve steadiness of air flow. This […]

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737 Max Wind Tunnel Testing

Boeing: Final Phase of 737 MAX Wind Tunnel Tests The Boeing 737 MAX is a newly engined variant of the popular aircraft with CFM International LEAP-1B engines.  While there are no major fuselage changes, modifications were made to the aft fuselage, struts, and nacelles, in addition to the new engine. Today, the Boeing 737 MAX […]

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Southwest Starts Atlanta Flights on February 12

Southwest Officially Begins Atlanta Flights The first Southwest Airlines aircraft will touchdown at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) on Saturday, February 11, at approximately 1:45pm.  The arriving aircraft will feature a special Canyon Blue livery to highlight the Georgia Aquarium and will arrive full of Southwest employees to prepare for Southwest for their first day […]

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2012 – The Year of the MAX

Boeing Ends 2011 with Record Breaking Order Announcements Boeing ended the year with 805 bookings for net commercial aircraft orders, including a couple record-breaking deals.  They delivered 477 commercial aircraft the past year and started the new year with a bang, holding onto a strong backlog of 3,771 orders. The popular twin-engine Boeing 777 widebody […]

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Southwest Leads as 737 MAX Launch Customer

Southwest Airlines Provides Firm Boeing 737 MAX Orders Long-time business partners, Boeing and Southwest Airlines, announced a firm order for 150 of the new, fuel-efficient 737 MAX aircraft today – December 13, 2011.  Southwest, an all Boeing operator, is the first to place firm orders for the new-engine variant and will take delivery of the […]

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Green Light for South Carolina Boeing 787 Line

Boeing’s South Carolina 787 Production Goes Forward Boeing may have a green light for the South Carolina 787 Dreamliner production line thanks to a new four year contract extension with the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM). The tentative agreement guarantees the building of the 737 MAX in Renton, Washington, a strong commitment […]

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