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It’s been a tough decade for Boeing, and the 737 MAX in particular, but now Delta has secured a massive order

At the Farnborough Airshow, there was good news for the struggling US aircraft manufacturer.

  • Order of 100 737-10 aircraft with option for 30 more
  • Narrow-body aircraft delivers world-class customer experience
  • Fuel-Efficient Aircraft Help Achieve Delta’s Sustainability Goals

In what was the aviation industry’s worst-kept secret in recent weeks, Boeing has now confirmed a massive new order from Delta Airlines, and it’s for the 737 MAX.

The deal is worth about $13 billion, and Delta has the option to buy another 30.

Airbus surrounded Delta, trying to sell them more A220s. But in the end, Boeing prevailed, good news for the beleaguered company.

Until now, Delta was the only US airline without MAX in its fleet or on order.

The MAX was grounded for 20 months following two fatal crashes, and there was a time when aviation analysts expected the plane would never fly again.

But now here we are with this massive new order.

Delta is ordering the largest model in the MAX family, the 737-10, with deliveries beginning in 2025. It will be powered by next-generation LEAP-1B engines manufactured by CFM International, a company jointly owned by GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.

The aircraft will be 20% to 30% more fuel efficient than the retired Delta aircraft it will replace.

“The Boeing 737-10 will be an important addition to Delta’s fleet as we shape a more sustainable future for air travel, with enhanced customer experience, improved fuel efficiency and unmatched performance,” he added. .

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta

“These new aircraft offer superior operating economics and network flexibility, and the agreement reflects our cautious approach to deploying our capital.”

Ryan H. Bowman