Jet Airways has taken delivery of its first
Boeing 737 MAX airplane.
The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, which is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B
engines, features design updates such as Boeing's Advanced
Technology winglet that will result in less drag and optimize
performance, especially on longer-range missions. These improvements reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions by at least 14
percent when compared to today's Next-Generation 737s.
"The new 737 MAX is a critical element to our
future growth strategy and we are proud to become the first
airline in India to introduce this brand new airplane to our
customers," said Naresh Goyal, Chairman of Jet Airways. "The 737
has been the backbone of our dynamic fleet for many years and we
are excited to leverage the superior capabilities of the new 737
MAX. The improved economics and efficiency as well as the
passenger pleasing features of the MAX will enable us to
strengthen our position as India's premier airline."
delivery marks the first of 150 737 MAX airplanes the Mumbai-based
airline has on order with Boeing, following two separate orders
for 75 jets placed in 2015 and earlier this year.
milestone delivery adds yet another chapter in our long and
successful relationship with Jet Airways," said Dinesh Keskar,
senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing
Commercial Airplanes. "Jet Airways continues to demonstrate their
leadership in a highly competitive market and I am confident that
these new 737 MAX airplanes will enable the airline to
successfully achieve long-term growth going forward."
Airways is India's second-largest airline with a fleet of nearly
120 airplanes serving more than 60 destinations across 15
countries across Asia, Europe, North America and elsewhere. The
airline will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved