Paris Air Show: Boeing stacks up more MAX 10 orders and offers detail on ‘797’

On day two of the Paris Air Show, Boeing stacked up more MAX 10 orders. Boeing also said that the fuselage of its proposed next new airplane will be made from carbon fiber composite fuselage and will have an unusual cross-section.

On the second day of the Paris Air Show, Boeing blew through its own projection for MAX 10 orders from the day before, with United Airlines committing to 100 of the new model.

Boeing also offered a tantalizing new detail about its proposed next new airplane, revealing for the first time that the fuselage as well as the wings of the jet unofficially dubbed the 797 will be carbon fiber plastic composite — and not the usual circular cross-section.

A day after Boeing formally launched the MAX 10, the largest member of the new single-aisle jet family seating up to 230 passengers, it announced a further 153 orders for the airplane.

However, the United order is not technically a new order as the U.S. carrier simply agreed to convert its 2012 order for 100 MAXs to the larger model.

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Additional MAX 10 orders announced in Paris Tuesday included 20 for U.S. aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group, 15 for China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC), 10 for Irish airline Ryanair, and 8 for Chinese airline Okay Airways.

And the order news for Boeing went beyond the MAX 10.

Avolon, a rapidly expanding aircraft lessor — Chinese owned, though headquartered in Ireland — ordered 75 MAX 8s.

CALC ordered another 35 different MAX models and Okay Airways another seven MAX 8s.

Okay also signed a memorandum of understanding for five 787-9 Dreamliners. And Azerbaijan Airlines announced a commitment for four 787-8s.

Those follow a significant Dreamliner order Monday from the world’s largest lessor, Ireland-based AerCap, for 30 787-9s.

On Tuesday, United also ordered four 777-300ERs, which…

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