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Boeing delivers the first MAX to SMBC Aviation Capital for Lucky Air

Boeing announced on social media:

Congrats on the first of 90 737 MAX deliveries to SMBC Aviation, this one joining Lucky Air via lease. Looking forward to delivering 89 more to you, SMBC Aviation Capital.

Top Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker (all others by Boeing).

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Gol accelerates its fleet renewal to the Boeing 737 MAX 8

Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. has announced a further acceleration of its fleet renewal and modernization plan and the execution of sale and leaseback agreements, with Castlelake and Apollo Aviation, for 13 Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) aircraft in the Gol fleet that will be replaced with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft over the next few years.

Due to favorable market conditions for transactions with its Boeing 737 NGs, Gol has accelerated its fleet renewal and modernization plan with sale and leaseback transactions of 13 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft that will be removed from the fleet during 2019-2021.

 

The accelerated fleet renewal will not alter Gol’s planned capacity, as these aircraft will be returned simultaneously with the receipt of new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft under its order with Boeing and recent direct operating leases of 11 737 MAX8 aircraft.  The accelerated return of NGs will allow Gol to finish 2019 and 2018 with 24 and 34 737 MAX 8s in its operating fleet, respectively.

The 737 MAX will be the backbone of Gol’s fleet, increasing average seat per aircraft and bringing incremental cost per seat to very low levels. 

By 2023, over 40% of the fleet with be comprised of 737 MAXs and over the next five years the transition to the MAX is expected to increase productivity by over 20% and reduce fuel consumption.

Compared to Gol’s 737-800 NG aircraft, the 737 MAX 8 has decreased fuel consumption on GOL’s routes by approximately 15%.   

 

Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX airplane to Royal Air Maroc

Boeing on December 21, 2018 delivered the first 737 MAX (CN-MAX, msn 60008) to Royal Air Maroc, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its fleet.

Morocco’s flag carrier – which welcomed its first 787-9 Dreamliner last week – will take delivery of three more 737 MAX 8s and three more 787-9s over the next few months as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its operations.

The 737 MAX 8 airplanes will build on the success of Royal Air Maroc’s fleet of Next-Generations 737s. The MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, and other airframe enhancements to improve performance and reduce operating costs. It also integrates engine technology to reduce the operational noise footprint of the airplane.

Compared to the previous 737 model, the MAX 8 can fly 600 nautical miles (1,112 kilometers) farther, while providing 14 percent better fuel efficiency. The MAX 8 can seat up to 178 passengers in a standard two-class configuration and fly 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 kilometers).

Royal Air Maroc plans to deploy its 737 MAX 8 on routes from Casablanca to Accra (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria), LondonHeathrow (England), Bologna (Italy) and Paris (Orly and CDG).

Boeing has also partnered with the industrial sector in Morocco, supporting the development of the kingdom’s aviation industry through initiatives such as the joint venture MATIS Aerospace that specializes in producing wire bundles and wire harnesses for airplanes. Boeing is also helping to educate local youth through partnerships with EFE-Morocco and the INJAZ Al-Maghrib association.

Photo: Boeing.

flyadeal to switch from Airbus to Boeing

Boeing and flyadeal today announced the Middle East carrier is growing its fleet with the 737 MAX aircraft to take advantage of the airplane’s fuel efficiency, range and passenger comforts. The airline committed to ordering 30 airplanes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9 billion at list price.

The deal is subject to both sides concluding final terms and conditions and a purchase agreement. It will appear on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.

flyadeal, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, offers affordable flights within Saudi Arabia. Over the past year, the airline has conducted an evaluation process for 50 narrowbody airplanes to support domestic growth and potential international expansion. While flyadeal has been operating new Airbus A320s, the airline says it has selected the 737 MAX for the future.

 

flyadeal selected the 737 MAX 8 which has capacity for 189 passengers in a one-class configuration. Compared to flyadeal’s current fleet of A320s, the MAX 8 carries 12 more passengers and provides 8 percent lower operating costs per seat.”

Boeing’s partnership with Saudi Arabia’s aviation industry began in 1945 with the delivery of a DC-3 aircraft that gave birth to commercial air travel in the kingdom. Over the past seven decades, airlines in the kingdom have operated almost every Boeing commercial jetliner, including the 707, 737s Classics, MD-11Fs, 747s, 777s, and 787 Dreamliners.

Based in Jeddah, flyadeal offers flights to eight domestic destinations including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Qassim, Tabuk, Gizan, Madinah and Abha.

Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX for Eastar Jet

Boeing has delivered the first 737 MAX (HL8340) for Eastar Jet, making it the first airline in Korea to operate the more fuel-efficient and longer-range version of the popular 737 jet.

Eastar Jet 737 MAX 8 Flyaway – December 19, 2018

Above Photo: Boeing.

Eastar Jet will take delivery of another 737 MAX 8 airplane later this month, which will join the airline’s existing fleet of Next-Generation 737s.

The MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, and other airframe enhancements to improve performance and reduce operating costs. In Eastar Jet configuration, the MAX 8 will be able to fly more that 3,100 nautical miles (5,740 kilometers) – 500 nautical miles farther than the previous 737 models – while providing 14 percent better fuel efficiency.

In addition to modernizing its fleet, Eastar Jet will use Boeing Global Services to enhance its operations. These services include Maintenance Performance Toolbox, which delivers real-time access to information technicians need to quickly resolve emergent airplane maintenance issues and keep airlines on schedule.

Based at Gimpo/Incheon International Airport in Seoul, Korea, Eastar Jet launched operations in 2007 with Next-Generation 737s. Since then, Korea’s low-cost carrier (LCC) market has grown significantly and has become the largest LCC market in Northeast Asia. Over the past five years, the market segment has grown more than 30 percent annually. Based on this growth and the introduction of the 737 MAX 8 to its fleet, Eastar Jet will be able to expand into new markets such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur among other future destinations.

 

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Gol announces the acceleration of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet renewal

Gol's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, delivered on June 27, 2018

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. has announced an acceleration of its fleet renewal and modernization plan and the execution of operating lease agreements for 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with Avolon. 

Result of operational gains and favorable market conditions, Gol has accelerated its fleet renewal and modernization plan with operating leases of 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to be received in the second half of 2019. Gol will maintain its capacity discipline, and the decision to accelerate its fleet renewal maintains the flexibility of Gol’s fleet plan. The accelerated fleet renewal will not alter Gol’s planned capacity, as the Company will simultaneously return and/or sell 737 Next Generation (NG) aircraft under operating and finance leases. 

“We acquired the 737 MAX to make Gol’s operations even more efficient and to offer our passengers additional flights aboard new and even more modern and safe aircraft. The 737 MAX exceeds the expected performance on every count,” said Paulo Kakinoff, CEO of Gol. “We’ve been very impressed with the MAX’s superior range, fuel efficiency and reliability. By accelerating our fleet renewal plan to this new technology, we will be able to further reduce our costs and open up more international destinations for our Customers.” 

 

Gol launched operations with the 737 MAX 8 in July 2018 with impressive results. Compared to Gol’s 737-800 NG aircraft, the MAX 8 has decreased fuel consumption on Gol’s routes by approximately 15%. Additionally, the increased range of the 737 MAX 8 has allowed Gol to further diversify its route network and to begin operating flights to North America. In fact, Gol’s new Brasilia-Orlando route is the longest commercial 737 flight in history. 

In addition to the four new international destinations already announced – Miami, Orlando, Quito and Cancun – the additional 737 MAX 8s will allow Gol to launch a new international destination every quarter over the next two years

 

Onboard, Gol’s passengers will also enjoy the greater comfort and convenience provided by the Boeing Sky Interior, which includes: a spacious and welcoming cabin, dynamic LED lighting, and the largest and most accessible overhead bins in the market. The aircraft will also be equipped with Wi-Fi antennas, making it possible for passengers to access Gol’s complete on-board entertainment platform during flights. 

Gol has an order for 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to be delivered through 2028 and is currently the largest 737 operator in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. The 737 MAX offers exceptional performance, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range to open new destinations. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays and other features to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the market.

Top Copyright Photo: Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PR-XMA) (msn 43986) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 942460.

Gol aircraft slide show:

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TUI Airways UK puts its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 into service

TUI Airways UK on Sunday, December 2, inaugurated Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 service with G-TUMA. Flight BY 2742 was operated between Manchester (MAN) and Malaga, Spain (AGP).

The airline announced on social media:

Say hello to our brand-new plane, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 It’s 40% quieter and 14% more fuel-efficient than the last 737 Oh, and you can charge your phone onboard, too! Can’t wait to see you in the sky.

All above photos by TUI.

TUI Airways UK aircraft slide show:

Below Copyright Photo: Next in line: TUI Airways (UK) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 G-TUMB (msn 44595) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 944633.

"Menorca", second MAX 8 for TUI UK