Boeing delivers the first 737MAX-9 to Thai Lion Air in a ceremony at Renton, Washington on 21 March 2018. The MAX-9 is the second variant of Boeing’s 737MAX family of MAX-7, -8, -9 and -10
The single-aisle, MAX9 is the stretched version of MAX-8, with the passenger capacity of 220 seats.
The aircraft is powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines with a maximum range of 3,550 nautical miles.
Lion Air Group also the first operator to put the MAX 8 into service with its subsidiary airline Malindo last May.
The group have announced a commitment for 50 MAX 10s and additional 200 737 MAXs on order to become the world’s largest operators of the 737.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,300 orders from 95 customers worldwide.