Boeing today markedthe first delivery of the new 737 MAX. The airplane, a 737 MAX 8, was handedover to Malindo Air at the Seattle Delivery Center. The Malaysia-based airlinewill be the first to put the 737 MAX into commercial service.
“This airplane will change theface of the single-aisle market,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes presidentand CEO Kevin McAllister. “The 737 MAX 8 is the best in its class, providingunmatched performance and economics for our airline customers.”
“We are thrilled to partnerwith Boeing to take the delivery of the world’s first Boeing 737 MAX,” said ChandranRama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air. “The Boeing 737NG fleet has served Malindo wellin its growth and we believe that the 737 MAX will become the centerpiece ofour fleet. These new aircraft will allow us to go to further destinations andwill play a key role in providing lower air fares to our customers."
The 737 MAX family is designedto offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in thesingle-aisle market. Every airplane will feature the new Boeing Sky Interior,highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting thatenhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.
The 737 MAX is thefastest-selling airplane in Boeing’s history. To date, it has received almost3,700 orders from 87 customers across the world.