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Boeing rolls out the first 737 MAX 8

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) today made this announcement of the roll out at Renton of the first Boeing 737 MAX 8:

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Today, thousands of Boeing (BA) employees in Renton, Wash., celebrated the completion of final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8.

“Today marks another in a long series of milestones that our team has achieved on time, per plan, together,” said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With the rollout of the new 737 MAX – the first new airplane of Boeing’s second century – our team is upholding an incredible legacy while taking the 737 to the next level of performance.”

The production-complete airplane rolled out of the Renton factory and into the paint hangar on Nov. 30, the precise date determined when the MAX development schedule was defined more than four years ago. Today the freshly painted 737 MAX 8, named the Spirit of Renton, was revealed to employees in a special teal version of the Boeing livery. After celebrations are complete, the airplane will undergo pre-flight preparation in the factory before departing for Renton Field to continue flight test readiness. The airplane is on track for first flight in early 2016.

With the second and third 737 MAX 8 flight test airplanes currently in final assembly and the fourth (and final) in sub-assembly, the 737 MAX remains on track for first delivery to launch customer Southwest Airlines in the third quarter of 2017.

The new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20 percent lower fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs: 8 percent per seat less than the A320neo.

The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Boeing-designed Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX 8 is the first member in Boeing’s new family of single-aisle airplanes – the 737 MAX 7, MAX 8, MAX 200 and MAX 9 – to begin production. The 737 MAX family has nearly 3,000 orders from 60 customers worldwide.

Photos: Boeing. Boeing 737 MAX 8 N8701Q (msn 42554) will eventually be delivered to launch customer Southwest Airlines.

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Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

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Jet Airways (Mumbai) and Boeing announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes at the 2015 Dubai Airshow.

The announcement marks the largest order in Jet Airways’ history and supports the airline’s replacement strategy to have the most modern and environmentally progressive airplane fleet. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to 737 MAX 8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft.

 

The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

 

Enter Air orders two Boeing 737 MAX 8s and two 737-800s

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Enter Air (Warsaw) have announced an order for two 737 MAX 8s and two Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, worth more than $400 million at current list prices and previously attributed to an unidentified customer, is the first direct order for Boeing from the Polish charter carrier.

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Enter Air continues to grow following its first commercial flight in 2010. Today, the Warsaw based carrier serves more than 70 holiday destinations across the Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia with an all-Boeing fleet of 17 Classic and Next-Generation 737s.

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Top Image: Boeing (all others by Enter Air).

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SMBC Aviation Capital orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and SMBC Aviation Capital (Dublin), one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, announced an order for 10 737 MAX 8s today at the Paris Air Show. This deal adds to a 2014 order placed by the lessor for 80 737 MAX 8s for a total of 90 on order.

Boeing has been doing business in Japan for more than 60 years, during which time it has built close and enduring partnerships with Japanese customers and industry partners. Japanese customers have purchased over 1,000 Boeing airplanes and Japan’s aerospace companies make a significant contribution to all Boeing commercial airplane programs: the 737, 747-8, 777 and 787, and now the 737 MAX and 777X.

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SMBC Aviation Capital has a modern fleet of over 370 owned and managed aircraft valued at more than $10.5 billion, which includes 180 Boeing airplanes. The leasing company has 95 airline customers and over 42 investors in more than 40 countries around the world. It is headquartered in Dublin and has offices in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Amsterdam, Toulouse and Seattle.

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AerCap orders 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and AerCap (Amsterdam) announced an order for 100 737 MAX 8s today at the Paris Air Show. The order, valued at $10.7 billion at current list prices, is the first 737 MAX order for AerCap.

 

The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX will be 14 percent more fuel-efficient than today’s most efficient Next-Generation 737s – and 20 percent better than the original Next-Generation 737s when they first entered service.

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AerCap is a global leader in aircraft leasing with 1,800 aircraft that are owned, managed, or under contract to purchase. AerCap serves over 200 customers in more than 90 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions and provides part-out and engine leasing services through its subsidiary, AeroTurbine. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER).

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Garuda Indonesia to acquire 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta) announced today (June 15) the airline’s intent to purchase 30 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes.

Above Photo: Brandon Farris/AirlinersGallery.com.

 

Boeing will work with Garuda Indonesia to finalize the order, at which time it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

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In addition to the announcement today, the flag carrier also reconfirmed its intent to purchase 50 737 MAX 8s, originally announced in October 2014. The airline currently operates more than 90 Boeing airplanes, including Next-Generation versions of the 737, 777-300ERs and 747-400s.

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Garuda Indonesia seamlessly connects 76 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also an array of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With close to 600 daily flights and a fleet of 169 aircraft with the average age of less than five years old, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves its passengers with the award-winning “Garuda Indonesia Experience” service, which highlights Indonesia’s warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.

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Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. The new Boeing 737 MAX 8s will replace the current Boeing 737-800 fleet. The 787-9 will be a new type for Garuda. The pictured Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GMC (msn 30155) arrives in Bangkok.

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Boeing starts assembly of the first 737 MAX

737 MAX Production Work at Renton

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has released this statement and photos:

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Boeing employees in Renton, Washington, have started building the first 737 MAX on schedule. Last week, employees started to assemble the wings for the first 737 MAX flight test airplane. Wings are the first 737 components to be assembled in the Renton production process.

Machine operators loaded 737 MAX wing skin panels and stringers into the new panel assembly line that uses automation to drill holes and install fasteners in the upper and lower wing panels. Mechanics also loaded the initial parts of the first 737 MAX spars – internal support structures in wings – into automated spar assembly machines. The unfinished skins, stringers and spars were machined by Boeing Fabrication Skin and Spar in Auburn and Fredrickson, Wash. When finished, the panels and spars will be transformed into completed wings.

The wings will be attached to the first 737 MAX fuselage on the new Central line in Renton Final Assembly later this year. The new production line will allow the team to isolate the first 737 MAX build from the rest of production in order to learn and perfect the build process while the Renton factory continues to build at a rate of 42 airplanes a month.

The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Beginning in 2017, the new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20 percent lower fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class – 8 percent per seat less than its nearest competitor. To date, the 737 MAX has 2,720 orders from 57 customers worldwide.

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Top Photo: Boeing. Machine operator Les Nystrom is loading 737 MAX wing skin panels and stringers into the new panel assembly line that uses automation to drill holes and install fasteners in the upper and lower wing panels. The skins and stringers were machined by Boeing Fabrication Skin and Spar in Auburn and Fredrickson, Washington.

Photo Below: Boeing. Operators (left to right, Bin Pham, Marty Deslauriers and Larry Freeman) load the initial parts of the first 737 MAX spars – internal support structures in wings– into an automated spar assembly machine. The unfinished spars were machined by Boeing Fabrication Skin and Spar in Auburn and Fredrickson, Washington.

Craig Larsen; 737Max; 1st Sparassembly; Renton Factory

Craig Larsen; 737Max; 1st Sparassembly; Renton Factory

Video: Production of the current Boeing 737 Next-Generation family of aircraft: