Buoyed by a record-setting order from Southwest Airlines, Boeing says it now has 13 customers for its 737 MAX and believes it could have 1,400 to 1,500 firm commitments for the aircraft by the end of 2012. Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, made the prediction during a press briefing today about Southwest’s firm order for 150 737 MAX narrowbodies and 58 additional 737NG aircraft. Southwest will be the launch customer for the MAX, with the first four deliveries ...


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