Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX Twin-Engine Airliner

Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX is a new family of twin-engine airliners being developed by Boeing. It is based on the world’s best-selling aircraft Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX is scheduled to enter service in 2017.

The 737 MAX family of aircraft include the 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 variations. The new range of aircraft is intended to deliver unsurpassed fuel efficiency for the customers in the single-aisle segment.

The 737 MAX development programme was approved by the company’s board of directors in August 2011.

The programme is on track with the wind tunnel testing planned through mid-2012.

The maiden flight of the aircraft is scheduled in 2016 for the start of deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2017.
International orders for Boeing’s new aircraft
“The 737 MAX family of aircraft include the 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 variations.”

In December 2011, Boeing received the first firm order for 150 737 MAX aircraft, from the launch customer Southwest Airlines. The first aircraft will be delivered in 2017, under a contract worth $19bn.

In January 2012, Norwegian Air Shuttle placed an $11.4bn firm order for 100 737 MAX aircraft and 22 Next-Generation 737-800s. Lion Air finalised a $22.4bn firm order for 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs in February 2012. Virgin Australia finalised a firm order with Boeing in July 2012 for 23 737 MAX aircraft, plus four options.

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