New Pilots

Boeing Introduces Its First 737 MAX

2015 12 08

Thousands of Boeing employees were on hand in Renton, Washington as the company introduced the very first of the fourth generation of its 737 — the 737 MAX, dubbed Spirit of Renton. With 2,955 orders from 60 customers as of press time, the 737 throughout its history is the world’s best-selling commercial aircraft.

The aircraft introduced this morning is painted in Boeing’s MAX house livery, similar to the Dreamliner livery, but teal instead of blue. Registered 1A001, it is the first of four MAX aircraft that will be used to test and certify the program with the FAA. After type certification, it will go to launch customer Southwest Airlines in the third quarter of 2017. MAX test aircraft 1A002 is nearly complete on the assembly line, and the wings for aircraft 1A003 sit on the line, ready to be joined with the fuselage in the days to come.