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Episode 678

Boeing 737 MAX
Tue, 2019-Mar-12 01:18 UTC
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With 527,789 views on Monday, 11 March 2019 our article of the day is Boeing 737 MAX.

The Boeing 737 MAX is an American narrow-body aircraft series designed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, succeeding the Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG).

The new 737 generation was launched on August 30, 2011. It performed its first flight on January 29, 2016. The new series gained FAA certification on March 8, 2017. The first delivery was a MAX 8 on May 6, 2017 to Malindo Air, which placed the aircraft into service on May 22, 2017. The 737 MAX is based on earlier 737 designs. It is re-engined with more efficient CFM International LEAP-1B powerplants, aerodynamic improvements (including distinctive split-tip winglets), and airframe modifications.

The 737 MAX series is offered in four variants, typically offering 138 to 230 seats and a 3,215 to 3,825 nmi (5,954 to 7,084 km) range. The 737 MAX 7, MAX 8, and MAX 9 will replace the 737-700, -800, and -900, respectively. Additional length is offered with the further stretched 737 MAX 10. As of January 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX has received 5,011 firm orders and delivered 350. Two 737 MAX 8 had suffered fatal crashes as of March 2019. As of 11 March 2019, several airlines and regulatory authorities had suspended operations of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

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