THE MAX FAMILY
THE BOEING AIRCRAFT CORPORATION MADE INCURSIONS INTO THE JETLINER AGE BACK IN 1958 WITH ITS FOUR-ENGINE B-707. THAT WAS THE COMPANY’S FIRST
STEP INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RANGE OF AIRCRAFTS WITH DIFFERENT
CHARACTERISTICS. Boeing had its B-737 in the twin-jet category, which was described as the plane with the shortest range in the company’s portfolio. It was later followed by three-engine B-727, long-range four-engine B-747 «Jumbo Jet» and a series of middle and long-range twin-engine aircrafts. The MAX family was born over the past years, in line with the unstoppable development of new versions with more efficient characteristics. The family’s first members were B-737-7MAX, B-737-8MAX, B-737-9MAX and B-737-10MAX. The nomenclature was given to other models, but the MAX name was not used in B-7478I, B-787-8, B-787-9 and B-787-10. A similar variant will be applied to the new B-777, which has been
introduced as B-777x.