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Jet Airways' first Boeing 737 MAX 8 VT-JXA. Boeing image.
Jet Airways' first Boeing 737 MAX 8 VT-JXA. Boeing image.

Jet Airways first in India to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX

Jet Airways has become the first Indian airline to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX.

The carrier took delivery of the first 737 MAX 8 yesterday registration VT-JXA. The airline has ordered a total of 150 jets of the newest avatar of the venerable 737, the world’s most popular jetliner.

The 737 MAX developed in response to the Airbus A320neo is powered by the CFM LEAP-1B engine and features technology improvements like the dual advanced technology wing-tips, engine chevrons, etc., to significantly improve fuel efficiency by up to 14%. Jet Airways is expected to put the MAX in to service on July 1, 2018 on the Mumbai Hyderabad route as 9W457. Look at Jet Airways bookings for blank aircraft type for now.

Jet Airways already operates India’s largest fleet of Boeing 737s with all three variants of the current generation, 737-700, -800, and -900ER.

The delivery flight 9W9020 can be tracked here.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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