Boeing 737 MAX 9 Receives FAA Certification, Ready for Delivery
The Boeing 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service.
This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 with two flight test airplanes.
The FAA certification affirms that the airplane's handling, systems and overall performance all comply with required aviation regulations.
Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing the MAX 9 for its first delivery to launch customer Lion Air Group.
The 737 MAX 9 is designed for a capacity of up to 220 passengers and a maximum range of 3,550 nautical miles, providing operators added capacity while maximizing profitability.
The 737 MAX family is designed to offer customers exceptional performance, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that is opening up new destinations in the single-aisle market.
The 737 MAX features the latest CFM LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior and other features to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,300 orders from 93 customers worldwide.