The latest Boeing family of aircraft – the 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 – will outperform Next-Generation 737 in its advantages and popularity, providing customers with unrivaled fuel efficiency in the narrow-body aircraft segment. The rollout of the first aircraft of the 737 MAX family took place in December 2015. According to the development schedule of 737 MAX, the first flight is planned for 2016, and deliveries to customers will begin in the fourth quarter of 2017. An advanced aircraft model equipped with CFM International’s new LEAP-1B engines will reduce fuel consumption by 13 percent compared to the most fuel-efficient modern narrow-body aircraft. Recent design improvements, including the installation of the new Advanced Technology winglet, will reduce drag, which will further improve the performance of the 737 MAX, especially when flying long distances.
Comparing the performance of the 737 MAX with the fleet of the 100 most fuel-efficient modern aircraft, it was found that this model will reduce CO2 emissions by 286,000 tons, and reduce fuel consumption by almost 200 million pounds, which in practice means more than $ 100 million in savings on operational expenses. 737 MAX fuel consumption is expected to decrease by 8 percent per seat compared to potential competitors.
More efficient structural solutions, less engine thrust, as well as reduced maintenance requirements for the 737 MAX, provide customers with significant savings. The 737 MAX 8 will have the lowest operating costs in the segment of narrow-body aircraft, while the cost of a seat will be 8% lower than that of the A320neo. Thanks to the introduction of the latest technology of low-noise engines on the 737 MAX, the aircraft’s noise footprint will be reduced by 40 percent, and the level of NOx emissions by 50 percent will exceed the requirements of the CAEP / 6 standard of the ICAO Committee for the Protection of the Environment from Aviation.
99.7 percent of Next-Generation 737 flights depart within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, taking into account the world’s best regularity indicators for this aircraft, the 737 MAX will outperform any other aircraft. Exact adherence to the schedule is the main criterion that provides a positive impression of passengers on short-haul flights, as well as reduces the costs of operators for maintenance and personnel.
Due to the perfect design, the annual number of passengers 737, whose flight was delayed, is lower than that of competitors. A fleet of 100 Next-Generation 737 aircraft operating 5 flights a day, compared to the same fleet of A320, has 590 fewer delays, thus reducing the number of passengers detained at airports by 66,600. Boeing is making the improvements that will provide the 737 MAX customers with the fuel efficiency they need in the future while maintaining the unsurpassed reliability of the Next-Generation 737 design.
Salon Boeing Sky Interior, popular among passengers will be provided as standard on the 737 MAX. Years of researching the experience gained from flights allowed us to create the Boeing Sky Interior model 737, the features of which include modern smooth contours of the walls, attracting the attention of passengers to the view from the window, and providing more positive impressions of the flight. Among the other benefits of the cabin are more spacious hinged luggage racks, thanks to which the space of the cabin is increased. Such luggage racks allow passengers to place hand luggage and compact suitcases next to their seats, providing additional comfort and more legroom.
The upgraded design of the individual lighting control button is located so that it can no longer be confused with the flight attendant call button. The installation of speakers in each row will improve the sound quality and audibility of announcements transmitted through the speakerphone, and the new air intake grilles are protected from unauthorized manipulations, increasing the level of flight safety.
November 30, 2015, was released the prototype with tail number N8701Q. The first flight of the model Boeing 737 MAX 8 family took place on January 29, 2016.
Specifications (Boeing 737 Max 8)
- Modification: Boeing 737 Max 8
- Wingspan, m: 35.90
- Aircraft Length, m: 39.50
- The height of the aircraft, m: 12.30
- Weight kg: empty loaded aircraft 71000; maximum take-off 82191
- Engine type: 2 turbofan engines CFM International LEAP-1B
- Thrust, kgf: 2 x 12700
- Maximum speed, km / h: 925
- Cruising speed, km / h: 842
- Practical range, km: 6704
- Practical ceiling, m 12500
- Crew: 2
- Payload: of 200 or 175 passengers in 1 class or 162 in 2 classes.