Yesterday, Boeing revealed at its Seattle assembly factory the latest addition to its Boeing 737 range, the MAX 10, which is the extended version of its revamped and modernized mid-haul aircraft.
The Boeing 737 MAX 10 will accommodate up to 230 passengers, 20 more than the MAX 8 and 10 more than the MAX 9. All Boeing MAX 8 and MAX 9 are grounded since March after two fatal accidents. The MAX 10 includes the anti-stall system known as MCAS of the Boeing MAX 8 and 9, which is implicated in the Lion Air (October 2018) and Ethiopian Airlines (March 2019) crashes.
For the moment, the air safety authorities have still not approved the corrected version of the MCAS and therefore, they have still not authorized a resumption of the flights of the Boeing MAX 8 and 9. The 737 MAX 10 » will incorporate the amended software once it is approved by the authorities, « Boeing spokesman told AFP.
As a result, Boeing is not able to say when flight tests will begin. The aircraft manufacturer says it has received more than 550 orders and orders for its MAX 10 from more than 20 customers around the world.