Boeing 737 MAX 9 Debut

Boeing unveiled the newest member of its 737 Family when it rolled out the maiden MAX 9 at Renton, Washington State, on March 7.  The CFM LEAP-1B-powered aircraft will now undergo system checks, fuelling and engine runs prior to beginning its flight test campaign in the coming weeks.

“The 737 MAX team continues to do a fantastic job getting us to these important milestones right on schedule,” said Keith Leverkuhn, VP and General Manager of the 737 MAX Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ¬†“Our primary focus is delivering an aircraft that has the legendary reliability our 737 customers depend on, plus the optimised flexibility and range capability they desire.”

The 220-seat aircraft has been designed with a 3,515 nautical mile (6,510km) range and is scheduled to enter service in 2018.


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