Boeing rolled out the first 737 MAX 9, the second variant of the re-engined 737, at its Renton, Washington facility March 7.
737 MAX 9, which is 138 ft. and 2 in. long, has a maximum capacity of
220 passengers and a range of 3,515 nm. The aircraft’s first flight is
expected “in the coming weeks,” according to Boeing. The CFM International LEAP-1B-powered MAX 9’s debut comes just over 13 months after the MAX 8 achieved its first flight.
first 737 MAX 9 prototype “now begins system checks, fueling and engine
runs on the flight line,” Boeing said. The 737 MAX 9 is scheduled to
enter service in 2018.
secured more than 3,600 orders for 737 MAX family aircraft from 83
customers, including more than 400 orders for the MAX 9.
The new 737 MAX 8 will deliver the highest efficiency, reliability
and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market with 20 percent lower
fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s – and 8 percent per seat
lower operating costs than the A320neo. The 737 MAX will
extend the Next-Generation 737 range advantage with the capability to
fly more than 3,500 nautical miles (6,510 km), an increase of 340 - 570
nmi (629-1,055 km) over the Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX family has
3,072 orders from 62 customers worldwide.
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