Boeing 737 MAX
How many Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are there?
As of February 2019, more than 370 MAXs have been delivered to 47 customers. A further bout 5,000 737 MAX airplanes have been ordered by 107 customers.
Why did Boeing develop the 737 MAX?
The 737 MAX was developed to succeed the Next-Generation 737. The newer models were developed based on customer feedback and market data.
How does the Boeing 737 MAX series compare with its competitor, the Airbus A320?
The different models in the series vary, but based on range and the number of passengers, there are two notable rivals: The Boeing 737 MAX 7 vs the A319neo; and The Boeing 737 MAX 8/9 vs the A320neo.
Looking at passengers, the A319neo carries more than its rival the Boeing 737 MAX 7, but only 7 passengers more.
Looking at the airline's specs, the Boeing 737 MAX beats the A320 with the ability to carry a higher max payload (46,040 lb vs 44,100 lb). It also has a higher thrust power. The 737 MAX 9 can also be reconfigured into a super dense 220 seater variant. The 737 MAX 8 can also carry more cargo than the Airbus A320, making it a popular choice for airlines as this means more revenue.
What other Boeing aircraft are there?
Boeing's portfolio of commercial aircraft includes the following models:
737: Twin‑engine, single aisle, short- to medium-range narrow-body. Series includes: 700, 800, 900ER, BBJ, C-40, 737 AEW&C, P-8, 737 MAX
747: Heavy, four‑engine, partial double deck, twin–aisle main deck, single–aisle upper deck, medium- to long-range wide-body. Series includes: 8I, 8F, BBJ
767: Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, medium- to long-range wide-body. Series includes: 300F, KC-767, KC-46, E-767
777: Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, medium- to long-range, ultra long-range, wide-body. Series includes: 200LR, 300ER, Freighter, 777X
787: Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, long-range, wide-body. Series includes: 8, 9, 10, BBJ