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Boeing would suspend max 10 project if certification is delayed.

Avolon Commits to Ordering 40 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
The aircraft is now being paused from the production line until Boeing and the FAA work on the required crew alerting system.
In one of the Q&A sections of Aviation Week magazine, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun stated that if Congress does not extend regulatory deadline, the 737 Max 10 will enter service without any modifications to the 737 crew alerting systems.

Currently, Boeing has received 640 orders for Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft, which compete with the Airbus A321 Neo. Boeing is looking for a regulatory deadline that will allow them to begin services. Even after the launch, a few airlines are eager to place more orders. If the airline does not receive clearance to launch the aircraft within the estimated time frame, further job growth at the Renton assembly plant may be curtailed.

Recently, three Chinese airlines placed the largest order to Airbus, valued $37 billion, for around 292 aircraft. Beijing indicates that it supports the Airbus brand in its home nation. However, Boeing is under pressure to release new aircraft while still maintaining its market presence.

Calhoun told Aviation Week editors at Boeing’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, that the current MAX 10 design is a “all-or-nothing” package that regulators must accept as-is — without the safety update that some have pushed for.

The FAA told Boeing earlier this year that the Max 10 might not be certified by the end of the year. An airline must be certified before it can begin operations.

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If Boeing does not receive certification, it will be required to install an alerting system in the cockpits of the Max 10s under laws that go into effect in 2023. That is, unless the US Congress grants a waiver.

Boeing Max has already begun flying and has received favourable feedback from airlines; in fact, Akasa India’s newest airline has made a fresh order, Boeing IAG has ordered over 50 aircraft, and Delta is in talks to acquire more. Boeing maintains regular contact with the regulator to ensure that Max aircraft receive proper flying, maintenance, and training.

Features :

  • Boeing 737 max has length 43.8 metres, or 143 feet 8 inches, making it two rows or 66 inches longer than the MAX-9.
  • 230 passengers in a single-class configuration, 12 more than the MAX-9.
    Doors at the mid-exit will be 4 inches wider to increase the exit limit rating.
  • a 3215 nm range. somewhat shorter (3,515nm) than MAX-8 and -9, but 265nm longer than -900ER (A321NEO range c4000nm)
  • MTOW is slightly higher, around 92,000 kg.
  • Leap-1B engine with potential thrust increase
  • Levered MLG that extends during takeoff by up to 24 cm (9.5 in) to avoid tail hit.
  • improved body shape to lower the possibility of tail hits.
  • More approaches and landings are possible at Flaps 40 thanks to a “enhanced flap design.”
  • Modifications to the maximum landing weight centre of gravity are made to prevent “tail tip” incidents.
  • Entry into service approx. 2023

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Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air has introduced its latest business class offering, the Prestige Suites 2.0, set to make its debut aboard the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

This new product marks a significant upgrade from the previous Collins Apex forward-facing staggered seats, known as Prestige Suites. The Prestige Suites 2.0 is designed in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring each passenger direct aisle access and ample privacy.

The seats offer 46 inches of pitch, 21 inches of width, and can be transformed into a flat bed measuring between 78.2 and 79.2 inches. A standout feature of these seats is the inclusion of privacy doors that stand 52 inches high, offering a more secluded experience even when positioned closer to the aisle.

Tech-savvy travelers will appreciate the suite’s cutting-edge features, which include a 23.8-inch ultra-high-definition entertainment monitor, 60W USB-C charging, AC power outlets, and wireless charging capabilities.

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Moreover, Korean Air’s Boeing 787-10s will be the first in the fleet to offer Wi-Fi, enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new business class seats come with a range of amenities aimed at maximizing comfort and convenience. These include a storage cubby, a handheld remote, USB-C charging ports, and universal outlets.

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The wireless charging pad is a notable highlight, reflecting the suite’s advanced technological integration. The layout of the Prestige Suites 2.0 comprises 10 rows of seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement, specifically rows 7-16 in the business class cabin. The cabin is flanked by lavatories and galleys at both the front and the rear, ensuring easy access for all passengers.

A striking departure from Korean Air’s traditional design, the new seats feature a bold brown color palette. This is a significant change from the airline’s iconic Morning Calm blue and bright white interiors.

The new design incorporates semi-matte deep brown side consoles with metallic tops, brushed coppery-almond cabinet doors, and textured tan interior shrouds, giving the cabin a modern and sophisticated look.

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