Ryanair’s 200-seat Boeing 737 MAX is certified by the FAA

The new 200-seat Boeing 737-8 with 28 inches of seat pitch

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on March 31, 2021 certified the high-density Boeing 737 MAX 8200 which is destined to be delivered to Ryanair.

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker.

This high-density model is based on the 737 MAX 8 that is able to seat up to 200 passengers in an all-economy configuration.

The model contains extra emergency exits.

European agencies are also expected to approve the new type later this month before operations can commence.

Ryanair will be the first airline to operate the 737 MAX 200, a variant based on the successful 737 MAX 8 that can accommodate up to 200 seats, increasing revenue potential and providing customers up to 20 percent better fuel efficiency per seat than today’s most efficient single-aisle airplanes.


Boeing developed the 737 MAX 200 in response to the needs of the fast growing low-cost sector, which is forecasted to account for 35 percent of single-aisle airline capacity by 2033. While the heart of the single-aisle market will remain at 160 seats, the 737 MAX 200 will provide carriers like Ryanair with up to 11 more seats of potential revenue and up to 5 percent lower operating costs than the 737 MAX 8, driving economic growth and increasing access to air travel.

Top Copyright Photo: Ryanair Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (200) N4027A (EI-HGK) (msn 62326) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 953313.

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