FAA Awards Type Certification to the Boeing 737 MAX 8

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 a Type Certificate, allowing the first-developed and first-certified 737 MAX version to enter commercial service.

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Chinese carrier Okay Airways has announced a commitment for 12 new Boeing 737s, including eight MAX 8s, three 737 MAX 9s and one 737-900ER.

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Successful completion of the first 737 MAX 8 flight begins a comprehensive flight-test program which Boeing expects to lead to certification and first 737 MAX 8 delivery to launch customer Southwest Airlines in the third quarter of 2017.

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China Southern Airlines has announced a commitment to purchase 80 new Boeing 737s, including 30 7737NGs and 50 737 MAX jets. Meanwhile, UK leisure carrier Jet2.com has finalized a follow-on order for three additional 737-800s.

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On December 8, the freshly painted 737 MAX 8, named the Spirit of Renton, was revealed to employees in a special teal version of the Boeing livery.

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Boeing has announced sizable aircraft orders from two Asian customers, one an airline and the other a leasing company.

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Jet Airways and the manufacturer announced the order on November 9 at the 2015 Dubai Airshow 2015.

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The manufacturer previously attributed the airline’s Boeing 737 purchase to an unidentified customer. Enter Air’s four-737 buy is the first direct order for Boeing from the Polish charter carrier.

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At the Paris Air Show on June 16, Korean Air signed commitments for up to 50 Airbus A321neos, up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets and two more Boeing 777-300ERs. The deals will make Korean Air a new A320-family customer and a new Boeing 737 MAX customer.

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Boeing has created a stir on the second day of the Paris Air Show 2015 by announcing orders and commitments for 192 aircraft from its 737 MAX and 737NG families, from five customers. Leading the way is AerCap, which has announced a firm order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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Garuda Indonesia has garnered the biggest headlines on the first day of the Paris Air Show 2015 by signing letters of intent for 30 Airbus A350 XWB widebodies, 30 Boeing 787-9s and up to 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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The carrier will first roll out the new three-seat rows beginning in mid-2016, on new Boeing 737-800 deliveries. B/E Aerospace, which designed and engineered the seat row, unveiled the new Southwest Airlines seat-row on April 14 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany.

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On April 10 Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez and U.S. President Barack Obama witnessed an agreement signed by Copa Airlines to order for 61 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 jets.

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Its Boeing 737 MAX 200s will allow Ryanair to expand its fleet to 520 aircraft by 2024 and create 10,000 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers. They will also enable Ryanair to grow traffic from 82 million passengers in 2013 to over 150 million by 2024, according to CEO Michael O’Leary.

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The order, originally announced at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 in July, includes options for 15 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets and marks the beginning of the British carrier’s transition to an all-Boeing single-aisle fleet.

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Boeing had already previously accounted for the order on its Orders and Deliveries Web site, attributing the purchase to an unidentified customer.

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Ethiopian Airlines has revealed itself as the customer for a firm order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, the carrier also securing options and purchase rights for 15 more 737 MAX 8 jets.

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The 737 MAX 200 will be a variant of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that will accommodate up to 200 seats. In addition to Ryanair’s initial 100-aircraft commitment, which Boeing values at $11 billion at current list prices, Ryanair has secured options to purchase another 100 737 MAX 200s.

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Singapore-based leasing company BOC Aviation has ordered 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, 30 737-800s and two 777-300ERs.

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