The World's New Airplanes
The World's New Airplanes
2017 will bring an unusually large range of new airplanes. Take a look and pick the one that you like the most.
A330neo: Airbus is expected to fly its A330neo next year. Neo stands for "new engine option." A330neo is a truly modern aircraft that shares the values of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line: unrivalled cost-efficiency for airlines and superior comfort for passengers.
A321neo: The second member of Airbus's revamped single-aisle family, the A321neo, will enter service in 2017. The A321neo is the largest member of the A320neo Family and incorporates many innovations including latest generation engines, Sharklet wing tip devices and cabin improvements, which together will deliver up to 20 percent in fuel savings by 2020.
Boeing’s 737 Max 8: After five years in development, the first 737 Max will be delivered to Southwest Airlines in the first half of 2017. Boeing's fourth-generation single-aisle plane has two new engines and a new tail section and winglets -- designed to cut fuel consumption by 14%.
737 Max 9: Boeing will soon follow with the 737 Max 9, the largest member of Boeing's updated single-aisle 737 Max family. The jet is slated to fly for the first time in 2017. The aircraft can seat up to 220 passengers in a single class and is Boeing's direct rival to the A321neo.
C919: The C919 is expected to have its maiden flight in the first quarter of 2017, according to Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), the manufacturer of the aircraft. The C919 was moved to the test flight center on Dec. 25, 2016.
MS-21: Russia's United Aircraft Corporation is getting ready to fly its all-new Irkut MS-21 in 2017. The project is backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who wants to elevate the country's commercial aerospace industry to compete with the Airbus and Boeing single-aisle jets that dominate routes across the world.
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