sábado, 21 de julio de 2018

Coast Guard, partner agencies find overdue jet skier near Brooklyn, NY

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and partner agencies found Koray Kurulgan, a jet skier who was reported to be overdue, in the vicinity of Marine Basin Marina in Brooklyn, New York.

After being reported missing by his father, the 27-year-old was safely located with his gray jet ski secured to a boat.
Assets included in the search:

-A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, NJ
-A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station New York
-NYPD Harbor Unit
-FDNY Marine

The Coast Guard reminds all boaters to plan ahead before venturing out on the water by filing a float plan with someone on land.

A float plan includes all the pertinent information the Coast Guard will need in a search, including the names of the owner and operator of the vessel, description of the operator and passengers, and information about the vessel. It will also include information about your trip including departure date, departure location, destination, your planned route and your return time.


viernes, 20 de julio de 2018

Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engine Orders Exceed 2,000 Over Last 12 months

FARNBOROUGH, EnglandJuly 20, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that in the past 12 months it has received more than 2,000 new GTF engine orders and commitments, including options and spares, from 22 customers. 
"The GTF's strong order book over the past year is a reflection of the tremendous value the engine provides to operators," said Chris Calio, president of commercial engines at Pratt & Whitney. "This engine architecture is allowing customers to realize fuel burn and environmental benefits that are unmatched in the industry. We are very excited about the future of the GTF engine."
There are nearly 200 GTF-powered aircraft in service today with 26 operators around the world. Total engine flight hours are almost 1 million for the combined GTF-powered fleet of A320neo family, A220 and E190-E2 aircraft.
Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine family has delivered on its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 to 20 percent, and to significantly reduce regulated emissions and noise footprint.
Pratt & Whitney is investing more than $1.3 billionin its global manufacturing and aftermarket network, with 21st century technology, to transform and modernize its U.S. and global footprint to support the ramp up of the GTF and other engine programs.


FARNBOROUGH, Inglaterra / PRNewswire / - Sikorsky, una compañía Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), celebró el pasado día 18 de julio sus 35 años de asociación con la Agencia Marítima y el Guardacostas del Reino Unido (MCA, Maritime & Coastguard Agency), honrando sus heroicas misiones recientes en las que se han salvado vidas. La ceremonia de reconocimiento se celebró en el Farnborough International Airshow.  

La relación entre Sikorsky y la MCA data del año 1983, cuando la Agencia comenzó a operar el helicóptero Sikorsky S-61N. 

La flota de aeronaves de ala rotatotia del Guardacostas británico incluye actualmente 12 aeronaves Sikorsky S-92®, que operan desde las bases SAR de Newquay , Caernarfon, Sumburgh, Stornoway, Humberside e Inverness.

Desde abril de 2015 , el MCA ha utilizado su flota de helicópteros S-92 para llevar a cabo más de 4.500 misiones SAR (búsqueda y rescate).

"Sikorsky tiene el honor de formar parte de la misión del MCA durante los últimos 35 años, y la Agencia se enorgullece de que el S-92 desempeñe un papel tan importante al disponer de una máquina segura, eficaz y fiable con la que salvar vidas", Dale Bennett (Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Mission Systems), "Con Sikorsky, como parte de Lockheed Martin, nuestro objetivo es apoyar plenamente a todos nuestros clientes de helicópteros comerciales y la totalidad de las misiones que realizan con ellos".

"Estoy muy orgulloso de la asociación que tenemos con Sikorsky, que lleva desarrollándose a lo largo de los últimos 35 años", Damien Oliver , Director del Programa de Aviación de la MCA. "Las aeronaves de Sikorsky ofrecen las mejores capacidades para las misiones de búsqueda y rescate, sin las cuales nuestras tripulaciones no podrían ofrecer un servicio SAR de primer nivel, salvando vidas de personas que se encuentran en dificultades en la mar, en zonas costeras e incluso en offshore en todo el Reino Unido".  

En la ceremonia se incluyó el honrar los recientes esfuerzos de la tripulación del helicóptero de la base del HM Coastguard en Inverness el mes pasado (el premio de Sikorsky Winged-S se concede a aquellas personas que como mínimo hayan salvado una vida humana con una aeronave de Sikorsky).

En junio de 2018 , un equipo de cuatro guardacostas del HM que operaban un helicóptero S-92 rescató a dos niños trasladándolos a lugar seguroLos niños, de 11 y 14 años, nadaban en el océano cuando la marea comenzó a subir y fueron incapaces de alcanzar a la orilla.

Los chicos pudieron subirse a una formación rocosa en alta mar a medida que la marea creciente amenazaba con sumergir las rocas. Fue un ciudadano quien vio a los menores en apuros e inmedíatamente lo notificó al HM Coastguard.

La tripulación con base en Inverness respondió en tres minutos, recogiendo a los muchachos y poniéndolos a salvo en la misma playa.

Este premio, o galardón, de rescate es el número 50º otorgado a la MCA por Sikorsky.

jueves, 19 de julio de 2018

Coast Guard assists National Park Service with plane crash rescue in Crillon Lake, Alaska

Photos by U.S. Coast Guard District 17, 


A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew located and rescued a man after his plane crashed in Crillon Lake, in the Glacier Bay National Park, July 18, 2018. The survivor was forced to crash into the water and swim to shore after his plane's engine seized.

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew assisted the National Park Service with rescuing a plane crash survivor from Crillon Lake shore, in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, Wednesday.

The survivor swam to a Crillon Lake shore after the crash occurred, where he was rescued by a Jayhawk aircrew. The aircrew transported him to Air Station Sitka. He reportedly sustained minimal injuries from the crash with no major medical concerns.

Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a report from the Anchorage Rescue Coordination Center of a downed aircraft in Crillon Lake. The National Park Service requested assistance in recovering the survivor from the shore. Sector Juneau command center launched the Jayhawk aircrew to conduct the search.

The survivor was located on the shore of Crillon Lake with a survival bag that allowed him to have dry clothing and the materials to start a fire. The Coast Guard aircrew hoisted him from a cutout in the trees along the shoreline.

The cause of the crash is reported to have been from an in-flight engine seizure, causing the plane to flip and land approximately 10-20 yards from the shore.

"Being prepared is the key to survival in any emergency situation," said Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Newkirk, the flight mechanic on the case. "He set himself up for success by having a plan and being prepared for the situation with the extra clothing, bear spray, shelter, and a fire, which allowed us to safely locate and transport him to safety."

Weather on-scene was 12-mph winds and an air temperature of 61 degrees.


First BelugaXL successfully completes maiden flight

The first of five BelugaXL aircraft to fly has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:41 hrs local time after successfully completing its first flight lasting four hours and 11 minutes.
The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Captain Christophe Cail, Co-Pilot Bernardo Saez-Benito Hernandez and Test-Flight Engineer Jean Michel Pin. Meanwhile, monitoring the aircraft systems and performance in real-time at the flight-test-engineer’s (FTE) station were Laurent Lapierre and Philippe Foucault.
Following the first flight, the BelugaXL will undergo some 600 hours of flight test over 10 months to achieve Type Certification and entry into service later in 2019.
The BelugaXL programme was launched in November 2014 to address Airbus’ transport capacity requirements in view of the A350 XWB ramp-up and Single-Aisle production rate increases. Five aircraft will be built between 2019 and 2023 to gradually replace the five BelugaST.
The aircraft will operate from 11 destinations as Airbus’ method of transporting large aircraft components.
Based on an A330-200 Freighter, the BelugaXL is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines. The lowered cockpit, the cargo bay structure and the rear-end and tail were newly developed jointly with suppliers, giving the aircraft its distinctive look.

BACN Enters Its Second Decade in Theater Reaching Program Milestones, with New Capabilities on the Horizon

With new hardware and software capabilities in development, the BACN system — shown here aboard a BACN EQ-4B Global Hawk — is well equipped to provide resilient communications to the warfighter into its second decade of deployment. (Photo credit: Alan Radecki, Northrop Grumman)

Northrop Grumman’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) has been one of the Defense Department’s most enduring capabilities, delivering interoperable voice and data communications between boots on the ground and pilots in the sky since 2008.
As BACN enters its second decade of near-24/7 service to U.S. and coalition warfighters, the program continues to achieve significant milestones as it evolves to an even more powerful warfighting tool.
On April 3, Northrop Grumman delivered a new BACN-equipped Global Hawk to the fleet. In recent months, the BACN team also has been standing up new BACN field sites, helping the U.S. Air Force set new BACN mission flight records, and improving software to provide more resilient communications for BACN, the system that offers critical voice bridging and data-forwarding capabilities to U.S. and coalition forces in challenging terrain.
“BACN continues to prove that it is essential to our warfighters,” said Jeannie Hilger, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s communications business.
The BACN system consists of an airborne payload of equipment and processors that accomplishes three goals: it extends line-of-sight communications, it translates communications between equipment that speaks different “languages,” and it provides a common battle picture for commanders, ground forces, fighter jets and other mission assets.
The latest delivery of a BACN-equipped EQ-4B to the Air Force increases the BACN EQ-4B fleet to provide additional communications orbit coverage and to ensure coverage in the event of unplanned aircraft maintenance, Hilger said. The EQ-4Bs, along with four E-11A executive jets, provide near-24/7 coverage in several critical theaters of operation.
In February, another major milestone was reached as an EQ-4B in the BACN Global Hawk fleet touched down from an operational mission after exceeding 20,000 flight hours. This accomplishment is significant in that it represents the most hours flown by any aircraft in the Global Hawk fleet — exceeding the original expected life span of the aircraft — and Air Force pilots said they looked forward to flying the aircraft 20,000 more. The glassy air at the high cruising altitude of the EQ-4B, along with the smooth autonomous landings of the craft, give EQ-4B airframes a long structural life, enabling BACN missions to fly well into the future.
In San Diego, Northrop Grumman engineers are developing improvements to further harden the BACN system against interference, update compliance to the latest military standards, and add new capabilities.
The company is standing up new field sites overseas and demobilizing others as the military moves to meet evolving threats and changing priorities and missions. The effort requires significant planning, site surveying, and logistics coordination to get the right equipment to the right place at the right time.
For 10 years, Northrop Grumman’s BACN system has provided lifesaving connectivity, giving near-continuous communication services to our warfighters in multiple theaters. With the delivery of an additional BACN-equipped Global Hawk, the development of vital new capabilities, and a deployed operations team ensuring exceptional system availability, BACN is poised to continue its critical role in delivering effective battlefield communications for decades to come.

Northrop Grumman Delivers BACN-Equipped Global Hawk to Air Force

The Northrop Grumman EQ-4B Global Hawk autonomous aircraft on its first flight after being converted to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) on February 16, 2018.  The successful first flight over Southern California led to the delivery of the aircraft to the U.S. Air Force.

SAN DIEGO – July 19, 2018 – Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered a Global Hawk autonomous aircraft carrying the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) to the U.S. Air Force fleet. BACN -- also developed by Northrop Grumman -- is a high-altitude, airborne gateway that translates and distributes voice communications, and other battlespace information from numerous sources.
BACN bridges the gaps between those systems and extends communications among disparate users and networks to provide improved situational awareness.
BACN has completed more than 10,000 combat missions connecting warfighters in the air and on the ground.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.comand follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.

First ground test of Safran’s hybrid electric propulsion system

July  19,  2018,  Pau-Pyrenees  Airport 

Safran  has  passed  a  major  milestone  in  its  hybrid  electric  propulsion  roadmap  with  the  first  ground test  of  a  distributed  propulsion  system.  The  test  run  took  place  at  a  Safran  Helicopter  Engines  test facility  near Pau-Pyrenees  Airport, in France. 

In  a  distributed  hybrid  electric  propulsion  system  for  aircraft,  a  turbo-generator  (a  gas  turbine  driving an electrical  generator)  is  coupled  to  a  bank  of  batteries.  This  system  powers  multiple  electric  motors turning  propellers  to  provide  propulsion.  The  power  is  efficiently  distributed  by  a  new-generation power  management  system,  and  the  motors  are  controlled  by  a  fully-integrated  smart  power electronics  assembly.   

Several  operating  modes  were  tested  and  validated  during  this  first  series  of  tests,  with  the  electric motors  powered  only  by  batteries  or by  a  combination  of  batteries  and  turbo-generator.  The  system generated  100 kW  of  electrical  power. 

The  demonstration  was  conducted  by  Safran  Helicopter  Engines,  Safran  Electrical  &  Power  and Safran  Power  Units,  in  conjunction  with  Safran  Tech,  the  Group’s  research  &  technology  center.  It was  carried  out  according to Safran’s  roadmap  for the  development of  hybrid  propulsion solutions.   

“Following  the  recent  announcement  of  our  partnership  with  Bell  concerning  ‘mobility  on  demand’, this  latest  milestone  clearly  reflects  Safran’s  determination  to  invest  in  the  development  of  hybrid electric  propulsion  systems,  which  will  be  the  foundation  of  future  propulsion  solutions,”  said Stéphane Cueille,  Senior  Executive Vice  President for  R&T  and Innovation at  Safran.   

Jean-Baptiste  Jarin,  Safran  Helicopter  Engines  Vice  President,  Hybrid  Propulsion  System  Program, added:  “This  test  marks  a  major  step  forward  in  demonstrating  our  ability  to  offer  hybrid  propulsive solutions  for  tomorrow’s  aircraft.  We  are  on  track  to  meet  our  goal  of  testing  a  more  powerful  system in the  near  future.” 

Hybrid  propulsion  systems  should  contribute  to  the  emergence  of  new  VTOL  (vertical  takeoff  and landing)  and  STOL  (short  takeoff  and  landing)  aircraft,  by  enhancing  their  flight  capabilities  and expanding their  range  of  missions. 

Safran’s  hybrid  electric  propulsion  roadmap  is  focused  on  bringing  these  technologies  to  the  market by  2025. 

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters near Pensacola, Florida, Thursday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that a man and his two sons had not returned by the anticipated time. They launched from Navy Point Boat Launch in Bayou Grande.
Missing are:
  • David Washington, 80 years old, hometown unknown
  • David Washington Jr., age and hometown unknown
  • Darryl Washington, age and hometown unknown
While conducting a search pattern, a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircrew located a capsized vessel matching the description of the boat the overdue mariners were on.
Involved in the search are:
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing aircrew
  • Coast Guard Station Pensacola 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Gannet crew
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife helicopter crew
  • Escambia County Search and Rescue
Anyone with information on the overdue boaters is requested to contact Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6211.


Boeing, British Airways Announce Commitment for Three 777 Airplanes

Three aircraft will increase capacity and flexibility across British Airways network

FARNBOROUGH, United KingdomJuly 19, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and British Airways today announced a commitment for three 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. British Airways will take the 777s on an operating lease with a leasing company.
"We are delighted that British Airways, one of the world's leading airlines, has again chosen the Boeing 777 for its long-haul fleet," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "This agreement is a testament to the enduring value of the 777, its superior range, outstanding efficiency and popularity among passengers."
British Airways is one of the world's largest operators of the long-range jet, operating 58 777-200ER and 777-300ER airplanes across its global network. British Airways also flies 28 787 Dreamliners and more than 30 747-400s.
The 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km). The airplane is the most reliable twin aisle flying today with the highest schedule reliability of any twin aisle airplane at 99.5 percent.
British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the world's leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the U.K. The carrier has its home base at London Heathrow, the world's busiest international airport, and flies to more than 200 destinations in 75 countries across the globe. British Airways has a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.

Boeing Showcases the Future of Aerospace with Successful Farnborough Airshow, Announcing $100 Billion in Orders and Commitments

- Multi-billion dollar orders booked for aerospace services and products
- Jointly presented strategic partnership with Embraer
- Announced collaboration with AI company SparkCognition
- Launched future travel and transport organization Boeing NeXt
- Unveiled the 2018 Commercial Market Outlook for air travel, cargo, services
- Increased STEM investment in Europe

FARNBOROUGH, United KingdomJuly 19, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) strengthened its position as the global leader of the aerospace industry, booking historic orders and showcasing its innovation and strategy for growth at the Farnborough International Airshow. At the close of the industry portion of the show, Boeing announced a total of $98.4 billion in orders and commitments for commercial airplanes at list prices and $2.1 billion in commercial and defense services orders and agreements.
"Boeing led the way at Farnborough, demonstrating value for our customers, capturing important new business in products and services, and announcing the unique strength of our strategic partnership with Embraer. We also invested in our European communities, and launched our new Boeing NeXt organization—proving the future is built here, at Boeing," said Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "We will continue to win in the marketplace thanks to our talented team, who innovate across our enterprise with One Boeing collaboration and deliver on our proven portfolio with relentless customer focus."           
Boeing marked an outstanding week for order capture in commercial aviation, with customers announcing 673 orders and commitments in total, reflecting a continued resurgence in demand for freighters and strong order activity for the 737 MAX and 787 passenger airplanes. Boeing secured 48 orders and commitments for the 777F, five for the 747-8F, reflecting continued strengthening in the cargo market globally.
Customers also continued to demonstrate a strong preference for Boeing's passenger airplane portfolio, with 52 orders for the 787 and 564 for single-aisle 737 MAX, including a major commitment from VietJet for 100 airplanes and strong demand for the largest variant of the MAX family, with 110 orders and commitments for the 737 MAX 10.
On the services side of the business, Boeing secured commercial and government customers including Antonov, Atlas Air, Blackshape, Cargolux, Emirates, EVA Airways, GECAS, Hawaiian Airlines, International Water Services, Malindo Air, Okay Airlines, Primera Air, Royal Netherlands Air Force, United States Air Force, WestJet and Xiamen Airlines.
At the show, Boeing also revealed its 2018 Commercial Market Outlook, raising its 20-year outlook for commercial airplanes and services to $15.1 trillion. The global market is forecast at almost 43,000 new airplanes, valued at $6.3 trillion, and demand for $8.8 trillion worth of commercial services through 2038. The strength of the cargo market, noted in the CMO, was underscored by more than 50 freighter orders and commitments at the show.
The Boeing 737 MAX 7 and the Biman Bangladesh 787-8 starred in the daily flying display while the Air Italy 737 MAX 8, a Qatar Airways 777-300ER, and CargoLogicAir and Qatar Airways 747-8 Freighters were featured in the static display. The U.S. Department of Defense displayed the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter and the F-15E Strike Eagle.
Additionally, Boeing and Embraer leaders held their first news conference together since announcing plans for a strategic partnership. Muilenburg, Boeing Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Enterprise Performance & Strategy Greg Smith and Embraer Chief Executive Officer and President Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva presented details of the proposed partnership, which includes ventures in commercial airplanes and lifecycle services, as well as defense.
During the show, Boeing also announced its collaboration with artificial intelligence company SparkCognition to deliver unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) solutions. This announcement coincided with the launch of Boeing NeXt, an incubator organization for future commercial mobility solutions that will shape the emerging world of travel and transport. Boeing NeXt will leverage the company's research and development activities and investments in areas such as autonomous flight, smart cities and advanced propulsion, and address transportation challenges of the future by moving people and goods with proven technology.               
Boeing also highlighted its commitment to future aerospace innovators with a $5 million investment in Newton Europe to launch Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education "Newton Rooms" across nine European countries.
Finally, the show marked the launch of a new brand campaign, "The Future is Built Here," highlighted by a dynamic exhibit that featured interactive virtual and augmented-reality displays that showed visitors Boeing's commercial and defense products, service offerings and future innovations.

Airbus welcomes Hi Fly A380 at Farnborough International Airshow

Hi Fly, the 14th operator of the iconic double-decker wide-body airliner, is displaying its A380 for the first time at Farnborough International Airshow 2018 (UK). The aircraft will be showcased at the airshow from the 19th to 22nd July on static display.

A big cause requiring a big messenger, Hi Fly has chosen the A380 to exhibit its very special livery supporting the environmental cause: “Save the Coral Reefs”.

Hi Fly, the Portuguese wet lease specialist, provides aircraft to airlines with crew, maintenance and insurance. The company has selected the A380, thereby opening up a new business model. Hi Fly operates an all Airbus fleet of 12 aircraft comprising one A321, four A330s, seven A340s and now one A380.
The A380 is an essential part of the solution to sustain air traffic growth, alleviating congestion at busy airports by transporting more passengers with fewer flights. The aircraft is the best way to capture growing world air traffic, which is doubling every 15 years. The flagship airliner can accommodate 575 passengers in four classes and offers a range of 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 kilometres).

The A380 has the unique capability to generate revenue, stimulate traffic and attract passengers.

The A380 is the world’s most spacious aircraft, offering wider seats, broader aisles and more personal space to passengers. Together with the quietest cabin and the smoothest flight, the A380 promises a unique passenger experience.

Around 250 million passengers have experienced the unique comfort of flying on board the aircraft so far. Every two minutes an A380 either takes off or lands at one of the 60 destinations that the aircraft serves.

First BelugaXL becomes airborne for its maiden flight

The first BelugaXL took off this morning from Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10:30 hrs local time, for its maiden flight over south-western France. The aircraft is the first of five BelugaXL to enter into service later in 2019 and to gradually replace the BelugaST transporters.
The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Captain Christophe Cail, Co-Pilot Bernardo Saez-Benito Hernandez and Test-Flight Engineer Jean Michel Pin. Meanwhile, monitoring the aircraft systems and performance in real-time at the flight-test-engineer’s (FTE) station were Laurent Lapierre and Philippe Foucault.
The BelugaXL was launched in November 2014 to address the transport and ramp-up capacity requirements for Airbus beyond 2019. The new oversize air transporters are based on the A330-200 Freighter, with a large re-use of existing components and equipment.

Boeing Signs Commitment with Customer for 100 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement carries list-price value of $11.7 billion
Significant commitment reflects strong demand for 737 MAX, fastest-selling jet in Boeing history

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and an unidentified customer reached an agreement during the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow for an additional 100 737 MAX airplanes, the company announced.
The commitment carries a list-price value of $11.7 billion and will be reflected on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website once it is finalized.
"We are honored that so many customers continue to see the unmatched value of the 737 MAX airplane family and are coming back to place repeat orders. This is a significant commitment that reflects the strong demand for the MAX and the health of the single-aisle market," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.  
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating nearly 4,700 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide. Projections show both numbers will continue to grow significantly.
According to the Boeing 2018 Commercial Market Outlook released this week, airlines will need 31,360 new single-aisle airplanes, such as the 737 MAX, over the next 20 years. That represents a 6-percent increase over last year's forecast. Analysts say the demand is fueled by the success of low-cost carriers and a big requirement for single-aisle jets for growth and replacement.
The 737 MAX family is designed to offer customers exceptional performance, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range to open new routes and destinations. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays and other features to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. For more information and feature content, visit www.boeing.com/commercial/737max.