Boeing announced (03-Nov-2011) it has selected a 68-inch fan diameter for the optimised engine design for the CFM International LEAP-1B engines for the B737 MAX programme. Boeing stated the programme is on schedule with internal configuration milestones of the new aircraft, with a continued focus on engagement with customers and partners to optimise the engine core architecture. Firm configuration for the airplane is scheduled for 2013. First flight for the 737 MAX is scheduled in 2016 with deliveries to customers beginning in 2017. Boeing believes it will provide the lowest fuel burn and operating costs in the single-aisle market. Boeing said the B737 MAX "continues to receive overwhelming acceptance from customers" and now has more than 600 order commitments received from eight airlines, up from 496 airplanes from five airlines when the program launched in Aug-2011. [more - original PR]
Boeing selects 68 inch fan for B737 MAX, commitments now beyond 600 aircraft
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First time attendees at the event include Air Tahiti, euroAtlantic Airways, Pakistan International Airlines, Saudia, TAAG and start-up flymojo.
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Together with 15 stand-alone presentations from airline CFO/treasury/finance heads outlining their fleet and financing plans + over 50 airline representatives attending the unique CAPA Fleet Marketplace – the CAPA Airline Fleet & Finance Summit (2/3-Mar, Singapore) at Capella Sentosa is not to be missed.
The CAPA airline fleet quiz: 15 challenging questions. CAPA Summit Singapore 2/3 March
Test your knowledge of the global aircraft fleet with this CAPA Quiz. If you have access to the comprehensive CAPA Fleet Database, it should be a breeeeze.
Rank your result:
15/15 = Outstanding! – you should set up your very own aircraft leasing company.
13-14/15 = Excellent – your colleagues should say the word ‘wiki…’ in front of your first name around the office.
10-12/15 = Very good – someone should shout you several drinks at the next air finance gathering.
9 or below/15 = Time to brush up – you need to sign up for CAPA's Fleet Database immediately.
Visit http://capaevents.com/AFFS17 for the answers