Boeing is expected to roll out a new 737 model on Monday


A Boeing 737 MAX is seen on the static display, before the opening of the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, France, June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Boeing 737 MAX is seen on the static display, before the opening
of the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near
Paris

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Reuters


PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing has received strong interest in a
potential new member of its best-selling 737 aircraft range, the
planemaker’s new commercial chief said on Sunday.

Boeing is widely expected to launch the 190-230-seat 737 MAX 10
at the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday, adding a larger
new variant to its narrowbody medium-haul family.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Kevin McAllister said
the U.S. planemaker hopes to conclude a three-year study of a gap
between narrowbody and wide-body jets soon, but declined to say
when it might take the next steps towards launching a possible
new ‘mid-market’ aircraft family.

Speaking ahead of the June 19-25 air show, McAllister, a former
General Electric executive picked last November to run Boeing’s
commercial business, also stressed the potential of new digital
technologies in production and aftermarket services and urged
continued efforts on efficiency from suppliers.

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