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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Achieves Firm Configuration

Boeing on Tuesday announced the completion of firm configuration for its 737 MAX 8 passenger aircraft, which is scheduled to final assembly beginning in 2015. 
 
 
(Boeing 737 MAX 8 computer rendering. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.)
 
The configuration includes LEAP-1B engines, a redesigned tail cone, Boeing's winglets and upgraded flight deck displays. 
 
The 737 MAX will be able to fly up to 3,500 nautical miles, an increase of 400-540 nautical miles over the Next-Generation 737. 
 

First delivery of the 737 MAX 8 is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017. 

 

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