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 program was launched on August 30, 2011. The first flight was on January 29, 2016. It gained FAA certification on March 8, 2017. The first delivery was a MAX -8 on May 6, 2017 to Malindo Air, which put it into service on May 22, 2017. The 737 MAX is based on earlier 737 designs. The MAX is re-engined with more efficient CFM International LEAP-1B powerplants, aerodynamic improvements (most notably split-tip winglets), and airframe modifications.
The 737 MAX series is offered in four lengths, 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 replace, respectively, the 737-700, -800, and -900. Additional length is offered with the further stretched 737 MAX 10. As of September 2018, the Boeing 737 MAX has received 4,783 firm orders.
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