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737 MAX 8

Ethiopian Takes First MAX

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of its 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on firm order. The flag carrier’s maiden example, ET-AVM (c/n 62446), departed Seattle on July 1 on its delivery flight to Addis Ababa

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First MAX for SCAT Airlines

Kazakh carrier, SCAT Airlines has taken delivery of the first of six Boeing 737 MAX 8s that will form part of its fleet and services expansion programme. The jet, UP-B3720 (c/n 61737), was handed over at the company’s Seattle Delivery

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Huge Order for CFM International

Transportation Partners (the leasing arm of the Lion Air Group) and CFM International have finalised an order for 380 LEAP-1A engines to power Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft the airline group has on order.  The deal signed in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Record Breaking Boeing

Boeing has been recognised by Guinness World Records following the roll-out of the 10,000th 737 at its Renton final assembly facility. The milestone aircraft, a 737 MAX 8, N8717M (c/n 42571), is destined to join Southwest Airlines. The 737 has

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Icelandair Welcomes First MAX

Boeing handed over the first 737 MAX 8 to Icelandair on March 1.  The jet, TF-ICE (c/n 44353), comes from an order for 16 examples placed in 2013, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9. “The arrival of the

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Spectacular Arrival

LOT Polish Airlines marked the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 with an impressive low flypast down the main runway at Warsaw Chopin Airport. The aircraft, SP LVA (c/n 64067), is the first of six examples of the

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Dubai: flydubai Increases its MAX Commitment

Low-cost carrier flydubai has signed a commitment for 225 Boeing 737 MAX jets, valued at $27bn.  The deal, covering 175 aircraft and 50 purchase rights, was announced at the Dubai Airshow where the airline’s first 737 MAX 8 had been

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First MAX Delivered to Chinese Customer

Air China has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, B-1397 (c/n 60872).  The jet, which was handed over on November 3, is the first example delivered to a Chinese customer, with the Asian nation expected to be

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Malaysia Airlines Signs MOU for Dreamliners

Malaysia Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as well as eight additional  737 MAX 8 purchase rights.  The deal was announced during Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to the US. The oneworld

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Japanese MAX Success

Japan Investment Adviser (JIA) has finalised a deal for ten Boeing 737 MAX 8s. The contract, valued at $1.12bn, follows a commitment to purchase agreement signed at the Paris Air Show in June.  Delivery of the first aircraft is expected

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