11 Facts About 737 MAX


Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, a narrow-body airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a division of American company Boeing.

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Over 450 737 MAX aircraft were awaiting delivery in November 2020; 335 remained by January 2022.

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In March 2010, the estimated cost to re-engine the 737 MAX, according to Mike Bair, Boeing Commercial Airplanes' vice president of business strategy and marketing, would be, including the CFM engine development.

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In November 2014, McNerney said the 737 MAX would be replaced by a new airplane by 2030—probably using composite materials—that would be slightly bigger and have new engines, but would retain the 737 MAX's general configuration.

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In 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX was grounded worldwide after a malfunctioning flight control system caused two new aircraft to crash in Indonesia and Ethiopia, killing all 346 people on board.

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Boeing faces legal and financial consequences, as no deliveries of the 737 MAX could be made while the aircraft was grounded, and airlines canceled more orders than Boeing produced during this period.

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In late January 2022, Boeing's Chief Financial Officer said the 737 MAX program was producing at a rate of 27 aircraft a month and was on track to ramp up the production.

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Engines on the 737 MAX were repositioned, resulting in a change to the aerodynamic characteristics of the airframe.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 completed its first flight test in La Paz, Bolivia.

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Boeing produced over 450 737 MAX aircraft awaiting delivery, about half of which are expected to be delivered in 2021, and the majority of the remainder in 2022.

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Similarity of the physical and flight data evidence from the accidents led to the global 737 MAX groundings beginning on the day of the second accident.

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