The airplane, a 737 MAX 8, was handed over to Malindo Air at the Seattle Delivery Centre.
The Malaysia-based airline will be the first to put the 737 MAX into commercial service.
According to Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister, “This airplane will change the face of the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX 8 is the best in its class, providing unmatched performance and economics for our airline customers.”
Also speaking, CEO of Malindo Air, Chandran Rama Muthy said,“We are thrilled to partner with Boeing to take the delivery of the world’s first Boeing 737 MAX. The Boeing 737NG fleet has served Malindo well in its growth and we believe that the 737 MAX will become the centerpiece of our fleet. These new aircraft will allow us to go to further destinations and will play a key role in providing lower air fares to our customers.”
According to Boeing the 737 MAX family is designed to offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market
Every airplane will feature the new Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing’s history. To date, it has received almost 3,700 orders from 87 customers across the world.