Ryanair Orders Up To 300 737 MAX 10s


Ireland-based low-cost carrier Ryanair has signed a firm order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX 10s with options for an additional 150 aircraft. Valued at over $40 billion, the purchase agreement is the largest in the airline’s history. Ryanair noted that it expects half of the newly ordered aircraft to replace its older Boeing 737 NGs while the other half will be used to “facilitate controlled, sustainable growth.”

“Ryanair is pleased to sign this record aircraft order for up to 300 MAX 10s with our aircraft partner Boeing,” said Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary. “These new, fuel efficient, greener technology aircraft offer 21% more seats, burn 20% less fuel and are 50% quieter than our B737-NGs.”

The largest of the 737 MAX variants, the LEAP-1B-powered MAX 10 is capable of seating up to 230 passengers in a single class configuration with a range of 3,300 NM. Not yet certified, the model is tentatively expected to enter service in 2024. Ryanair’s aircraft, which will be configured for 228 seats, are slated for delivery between 2027 to 2033.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Other AVwebflash Articles


  1. I would fly ANY 737 with a well trained, qualified crew. A lot of accidents happen due to the pilot’s inability to assess and correct problems that arise. Until we address the pilot issue, we will continue to crash and burn aircraft, even some aircraft that are perfectly maintained. That is the real issue.

  2. I agree with Flyer Don. And I want larger seats, larger pitch, meal service, severely curtailed alcohol, and dress codes!