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United Airlines: no B-737 MAX 10 aircraft in fleet

According to management, deliveries of this airplane are expected to be five years late

The CEO of the US carrier United Airlines, Scott Kirby, stated in recent days that the company is building a fleet plan that will not include B-737 MAX 10 aircraft. This is an announcement that specifies the company's intentions regarding an order placed in 2021 for 150 MAX 10 aircraft, on which the airline had an option to convert the order to other MAX variants.

According to the manager, deliveries of MAX 10 aircraft are expected five years later than the original delivery date announced by Boeing. The US planemaker said it expects the MAX 10 aircraft to be certified in 2024, but the airline called that an optimistic forecast. 

"Overall travel demand remains strong and is expected to grow in the years ahead", said aviation expert Christopher Raite, an analyst at "Third Bridge". While a full recovery in business travel is unlikely, companies like United Airlines still have growth ahead of them in international markets and US consumer demand.

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