Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX 8 to SCAT Airlines

SCAT's first MAX 8 in a new 2018 livery

SCAT Airlines and Boeing celebrated the delivery of the Kazakhstan carrier’s first 737 MAX 8 airplane, one of six that the airline will operate as it expands its fleet and service.

SCAT has long operated the fuel-efficient and reliable Boeing Next-Generation 737. With the new 737 MAX, SCAT will be able to achieve a further double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and environmental performance. And SCAT will be the first in Central Asia to fly the MAX.

“Last year SCAT celebrated its 20th anniversary and it is very symbolic that we are entering a year of adulthood with a purchase of the newest aircraft models. We are confident that the acquisition of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets will not only raise the level of customer service in our airline, but will also give a new momentum to the development of the aviation industry in Kazakhstan”, said Vladimir Denisov, president of SCAT Airlines.

SCAT announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The agreement, valued at $674 million at list prices, includes purchase rights for five additional 737 MAX 8s.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SCAT Airlines and Boeing): SCAT Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 UP-B3720 (msn 61737) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 941314.

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