WestJet ‘really focusing’ on 737 MAX 8, assessing 737 MAX 10: CEO

    WestJet CEO Ed Sims said the company is “really focusing” on the Boeing 737 MAX 8, but also “really want” to assess the 737 MAX 10 (Bloomberg News, 07-Feb-2019). According to the CAPA Fleet Database, WestJet has 22 737 MAX 7 aircraft and nine 737 MAX 8s on order. The airline operates a fleet of 12 MAX 8s, with no MAX 7s currently in service. The airline is looking to postpone deliveries of its first five MAX 7 aircraft until 2021, with five MAX 7 aircraft converted into MAX 8 aircraft in 2018. Mr Sims stated: “We really converted on our initial options and our interest in the MAX 7 into the MAX 8, and we’re now evaluating the next generation of MAX, which is the MAX 10”. The airline is also considering purchasing 10 more 787 aircraft over the coming years.