The plane is designed to compete with rival Airbus.

Boeing unveiled plans for a newer and bigger version of its 737 Max aircraft as it intensifies its battle with Airbus in the market for narrow-body passenger jets.

Boeing made the announcement for its new “737 Max 10” Monday at the Paris Air Show. The stretched Max 10 will become the latest variant in Boeing’s 737 Max family, which also includes the smaller Max 7, Max 8 and Max 9 types.

“Our customers told us to build it bigger,” Boeing Commercial Airplane CEO Kevin McAllister said to CNN on Monday about the newest version of the 737 Max.

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The Max 10 variant becomes the latest in Boeing’s efforts to update its workhorse 737 model. Boeing says it will seat 188 passengers in a typical two-class…