Delta adds fuel-efficient Boeing 737 MAX to fleet

Delta Air Lines had ordered 100 Boeing 737-10 MAX aircraft with option for 30 more. The investment is a big step in the airline’s journey toward a sustainable future for aviation, as the aircraft will be 20%-30% more fuel efficient than the retiring Delta planes it will replace.

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The Boeing 737-10 MAX is a state-of-the-art aircraft, the largest model in the MAX family. It is powered by the next-generation LEAP-1B engines manufactured by CFM International (GE/Safran Aircraft Engines). According to Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer, the new aircraft provides “superior operating economics and network flexibility.”

“The 737 MAX is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient family of airplanes,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The aircraft will complement Delta’s high-performance A321neo fleet as the airline updates and refreshes its narrowbody fleet for the years ahead. With the order, Delta’s Boeing 737 fleet will grow to more than 300 total aircraft and will be Delta’s second-largest fleet family behind the Airbus A320.