Boe­ing’s first 737 Max 9 rolls out

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPRONT -

BOE­ING has de­buted its first 737 Max 9 air­craft, the sec­ond vari­ant in its 737 Max line, with a 2018 date cur­rently set for it to en­ter ser­vice.

The 737 Max 9 will carry a max­i­mum of 220 pas­sen­gersers – 16 more than its pre­cur­sor – and has an op­er­a­tional range of 3,515 nau­ti­cal miles (6,510km) that Boe­ing says “will open up new des­ti­na­tions in the sin­gle-aisle mar­ket”.

In­done­sian low-cost car­rier Lion Air will be the launch cus­tomer for the 737 Max 9. In 2011, the air­line con­firmed an or­der for 201 737 Maxs and 29 next-gen­er­a­tion 737-900ERs, es­ti­mated to have been worth US$21.7 bil­lion. boe­ing.com

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