Morocco's Royal Air Maroc takes delivery of 1st 737 MAX airplane

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced delivery of the first 737 MAX for Morocco´s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc, the company said.

Air Maroc said it plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the 737 jet to expand and modernize its fleet.

Morocco´s flag carrier – which welcomed its first 787-9 Dreamliner last week – will take delivery of three more 737 MAX 8s and three more 787-9s over the next few months as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its operations.

Boeing has also partnered with the industrial sector in Morocco, supporting the development of the kingdom´s aviation industry through initiatives such as the joint venture MATIS Aerospace that specializes in producing wire bundles and wire harnesses for airplanes. Boeing is also helping to educate local youth through partnerships with EFE-Morocco and the INJAZ Al-Maghrib association.