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Boeing’s first 737MAX-9 fresh out from the paint shop in Thai Lion air livery. The 737MAX-9 is one of the variant of 737MAX family with 16 more seats than the popular 737 MAX 8. The MAX-9 first flew on 14 February 2017 and received the amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 16 February 2018.
The Airplane is in its final stages of preparation to soon be delivered to its launch customer Lion Air Group, which has placed orders for 201 MAX family aircraft.
The 737 MAX 9 is one of five variants of the MAX family of 737 MAX 7 (172 seats, 3,850nm), MAX 8 (210 seats, 3,550nm) MAX 200 (200 seats, 2,700nm) and MAX 10 (230 seats, 3,300nm).
The 737 MAX 9 is designed for a capacity of up to 220 passengers and a maximum range of 3,550 nautical miles, the longest range in its sector without adding auxiliary fuel tanks.