Norwegian takes delivery of Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Norwegian have celebrated the delivery of the airline´s first two 737 MAX 8s, the aircraft manufacturer said.

Norwegian is the first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX and will deploy the airplanes on transatlantic flights between northern Europe and the east coast of the United States.

Norwegian flies over 500 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand, the Caribbean, and the US.

It currently operates a fleet of more than 100 Next-Generation 737-800s and over a dozen 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners. The Oslo-headquartered carrier also has unfilled orders for 108 737 MAX 8s and 19 787-9s.

The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer customers exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market.

The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

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