Sustainability is key for Delta Air Lines.
At the 2022 Farnborough Air Show in the U.K., the carrier announced an order of 100 Boeing 737-10 aircraft with the possibility of increasing the order to 130.
“The Boeing 737-10 will be an important addition to Delta’s fleet as we shape a more sustainable future for air travel, with an elevated customer experience, improved fuel efficiency and best-in-class performance,” said Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta.
Here’s what we know about the order so far.
The Max MAX
The -10 is the largest variant of Boeing’s MAX family of jets, and Delta is set to receive its first of the huge order sometime in 2025.
Full sign-off on the order is pending until the final certification of the aircraft is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is expected to be some time in 2023.
Once the order is complete, Delta will have over 300 Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet.
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Powered by twin next-generation LEAP-1B engines by CFM International, the MAX 10 jets will be 20% to 30% more fuel efficient than the aircraft that they’ll be replacing.
“We are proud that Delta is renewing its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX, Boeing’s most fuel-efficient family of airplanes,” said Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
When the jets arrive, the airline plans to base them in core Delta hubs such as Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), and Seattle (SEA).
With a range of 3,300 nautical miles, the Boeing 737-10 will be capable of operating Delta’s short- and mid-haul routes.
Inside the Boeing 737-10
The aircraft will have a capacity of 182 passengers in total and comprise 3 cabin classes.
There’ll be space for 20 passengers in first class, 33 in Delta Comfort+, and 129 in Main Cabin (economy).
Each seat onboard Delta’s new jets will be equipped with charging outlets as well as the latest in inflight entertainment technology with the airline’s Delta Studio on-demand video content.
Passengers will also be able to stay connected with the world below thanks to the aircraft’s high-speed satellite Wi-Fi.
Subject to the aircraft’s certification by the FAA, Delta Air Lines expects to take delivery of at least 100 state-of-the-art Boeing 737-10 aircraft starting in 2025.
With the environment and sustainability more important than ever, it’s great to see Delta’s dedication to replacing its fleet with more fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly aircraft.
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