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Airlines swoon over new Boeing model

BOEING has received more than 60 orders and commitments from China for its newly launched 737 MAX 10, a member of the 737 MAX single-aisle aircraft family, according to Boeing China on Saturday.

The orders come from emerging airlines such as Ruili Airlines, as well as all-Boeing-fleet airlines such as Xiamen Airlines, OK Airlines and Donghai Airlines and some Chinese leasing companies, said Boeing China.

It is quite noteworthy to see Chinese clients become launch customers of Boeing's new aircraft model, said Darren Hulst, managing director of marketing for northeast Asia at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Boeing launched the 737 MAX 10, the largest member of the 737 MAX aircraft family, at the 2017 Paris Airshow in June.

It is capable of carrying up to 230 passengers in an all economy-seat version. The aircraft will help Chinese airlines meet surging demand on high-density air routes, said Hulst.

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