Boeing’s first 737 Max 9 rolls out
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