Today, the Boeing 737 MAX 7 was rolled out at Boeing’s Renton facility. The 737 MAX 7 is the smallest variant of the fuel-efficient, single-aisle MAX family from Boeing. The 737 MAX 7 is expected to enter commercial service with Southwest airlines in the first quarter of 2019. The 737 MAX 7 was met with Boeing employees, waiting to see their hard work in person.
Boeing 737 MAX 7 Specifications
Seating - 172 (Depends on airline configuration)
Length - 116ft 8in
Wingspan - 117ft 10in
Height - 40ft 4in
Fuel Capacity - 6,820gal
Ceiling - 41,000ft
MTOW - 177,000lbs
MLW - 145,600lbs
ICAO Type - B37M
The 737 MAX 7 from Boeing was based on the 737-700, an aircraft in Boeing’s 737NG series. The MAX 7 can accommodate 172 seats because of the fuselage being stretched 76in. There are 2 more rows on the 737 MAX 7 compared to its NG counterpart, the 737-700. Customers for the aircraft include Southwest Airlines (30), WestJet (23), Canada Jetlines (5), and ILFC Aviation (5).
(The registration of the first 737 MAX 7 is N7201S)
Why This is Important
The Boeing 737 MAX family is truly the future of aviation. The MAX 7 brings all new fuel efficiency, passenger comfort, and low operating costs to the table. The B37M will allow for all new routes, that can only handle small aircraft to be opened, and will fill the empty space in airlines’ fleet. This new aircraft is truly taking things to the MAX.
In my opinion, the 737 MAX 7 will revolutionize short haul travel. This aircraft will set the bar high in terms of passenger comfort, range, and fuel-efficiency. I think that as more and more airlines being using the shortest version of the 737 MAX, there will be more orders for it, as it “proves” itself.