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Boeing Starts Assembly Of Pioneer 737 MAX

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KUALA LUMPUR – Boeing employees in Renton, Washington have started building the pioneer 737 MAX airplane with the first component, the wings, to be assembled in the process.

In a statement, Vice President and General Manager, 737 MAX, Keith Leverkuhn said achieving the milestone on schedule is a testament to the success of the 737 and Boeing integrated design and build team.

The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single aisle market.

Beginning 2017, the new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20 per cent lower fuel use than the first next generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class – eight per cent per seat less than its nearest competitor.

To date, the 737 MAX has 2,720 orders from 57 customers worldwide. – BERNAMA

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