Qatar Airways 737 MAX 10.

Qatar Books Multi-Billion Order for 737 MAX

July 27, 2022
The Gulf-based airline is the latest to select the new 737 MAX 10 aircraft, with CFM LEAP engines, an order estimated at $3.4 billion.

Boeing has a final order from Qatar Airways for 25 737 MAX-10 aircraft to be used on the carrier's short- and medium-haul routes. The value of the order was not announced, though it could be worth up to $3.4 billion based on published costs for the largest of Boeing’s 737 MAX narrow-body jet series.

The delivery schedule for Qatar’s new aircraft was not announced, though it’s notable Boeing has not yet gained regulatory approval for the 737 MAX 10.

The airline also confirmed an order with CFM International for 50 LEAP-1B geared turbofan engines to power the new aircraft.

In January, Boeing and Qatar Airways agreed to a memorandum of understanding covering the airline’s purchase of 787 Dreamliners, 777X long-range aircraft, and 60 737 MAX airplanes. That terms of that memo appear to have been modified now, though the full scope of Qatar’s acquisition is not clear.

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 jets for United Airlines and more recently 100 jets for Delta Air Lines.

"The 737-10 is ideally suited for Qatar Airways' regional network and will provide the carrier with the most capable, most fuel-efficient airplane in its class," stated Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO.

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