The delivery of the first Boeing 737 MAX jetliner has taken place to Malindo Air at Boeing’s Seattle Delivery Center.
The Malaysia-based airline will be the first to put the 737 MAX into commercial service.
“We are thrilled to partner with Boeing to take the delivery of the world’s first Boeing 737 MAX,” said Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air.
“The Boeing 737NG fleet has served Malindo well in its growth and we believe that the 737 MAX will become the centrepiece of our fleet. These new aircraft will allow us to go to further destinations and will play a key role in providing lower air fares to our customers."
“This airplane will change the face of the single-aisle market,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister.
Every airplane in the 737 MAX family will feature the new Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.
The 737 MAX family has received almost 3,700 orders from 87 customers across the world till date.