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US air­craft man­u­fac­turer Boe­ing has de­liv­ered the first Boe­ing 737 MAX air­craft to launch cus­tomer Malindo Air of Malaysia at Boe­ing’s Seat­tle De­liv­ery Cen­tre in Wash­ing­ton state on May 16, 2017. Malindo Air which is a part of In­done­sia’s Lion Air group, is be­ing re­named as Batik Air Malaysia. This air­line is the first to op­er­ate the 737 MAX in com­mer­cial ser­vice. The MAX is the lat­est vari­ant of the world’s best sell­ing air­craft the 737. Boe­ing de­vel­oped the MAX in re­sponse to the Air­bus A-320neo. It fea­tures the Boe­ing Sky In­te­rior, new LED cabin light­ing and larger over­head bins, along with new en­gine and other tech­nol­ogy that ex­tends the range and more im­por­tantly, the fuel burn. The de­liv­ery comes a day after Boe­ing re­sumed test flights pow­ered by the sin­gle source CFM LEAP-1B en­gines. A po­ten­tial qual­ity is­sue with the low pres­sure tur­bine (LPT) disks from one of the two LPT sup­pli­ers, had caused Boe­ing to sus­pend test flights. Reg­u­la­tors have cleared flights with en­gines from the un­af­fected LPT sup­plier.

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