Boeing's new 737 MAX 9 has received FAA
certification and is now being prepped for first delivery.
Certification marks the culmination
of a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 with
two Boeing flight test airplanes, and affirms
that the airplane's handling, systems and overall performance all
comply with required aviation regulations.
"Our teams built
superior capabilities into the MAX 9 and proved them all the way
through flight test. We're looking forward to bringing this
airplane to market for our valued customers," said Keith Leverkuhn,
vice president and general manager of the 737 MAX program, Boeing
Commercial Airplanes. "I am proud of the entire team for helping
us reach another important development milestone."
is now in the final stages of preparing the MAX 9 for its first
delivery to launch customer Lion Air Group.
The 737 MAX 9 is designed for a capacity of up to
220 passengers and a maximum range of 3,550 nautical miles.
three additional seat rows compared to the 737 MAX 8, this
airplane provides operators added capacity while maximizing
profitability within their network.
The 737 MAX is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B
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