Delta Air Lines 737 MAX 10 aircraft.

Delta Books Multi-Billion Order for 737 MAX

July 18, 2022
Boeing will supply 100 aircraft starting in 2025, as the airline updates its narrow-body fleet toward its sustainability goals.

Delta Air Lines has ordered 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft under a new agreement announced at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow in England. The order, which includes options for 30 additional jets of the same model, could be worth up to $13.5 billion at the MAX 10’s list price, though neither Boeing nor Delta indicated the value of the agreement.

Delta also confirmed orders with CFM International for 200 LEAP-1B engines to power the new aircraft, along with additional spare engines and options for 60 additional engines.

The new aircraft deliveries will begin in 2025.

"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," according to Delta CEO Ed Bastian. "These new aircraft provide superior operating economics and network flexibility, and the agreement reflects our prudent approach to deploying our capital."

The MAX 10 is the largest model in Boeing’s narrow-body, 737 MAX series at 143 ft 8 in., and capable of carrying a maximum of 230 passengers and a maximum range of 3,300 nautical miles (making it available for service on nearly all the single-aisle routes worldwide.) Boeing has booked orders for more than 700 of the new model, including 250 orders from United Airlines.

The first deliveries for the MAX 10 are expected to take place in 2023.

Boeing emphasized the new aircraft will provide Delta with “the best per-seat economics of any single-aisle Boeing model, reducing fuel use and emissions by 20-30 percent compared to the airplanes it replaces.”

The airline also booked Boeing Global Services to complete a full interior reconfiguration of 29 Next Generation 737-900ERs already it has already in service.

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