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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Receives FAA Certification

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.

Boeing's new 737 MAX 9 has received FAA certification and is now being prepped for first delivery. Paul Weatherman photo. Click to enlarge.

"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."

Boeing 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.

 With 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 engines.

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