Boeing has rolled out the second of its new 737 MAX variants at a ceremony in Seattle.
The 737 MAX 9 is the stretched variant, similar in length to the 737-900 Next Generation model currently in production. It has a maximum capacity of 220 passengers and a range of 3,515 nautical miles.
This particular aircraft is registered N7379E.
The airplane now begins system checks, fueling and engine runs on the flight line. Once completed, the airplane will begin flight testing in the coming weeks – the final phase of verification of the operational characteristics and overall performance of a new airplane.
Future customers of the Boeing 737 MAX 9 include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Copa Airlines, Icelandair, Lion Air, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and WestJet.
Here are some pictures from the ceremony:
[Here’s a look on board the Boeing 737 MAX 8 at Farnborough Air Show 2016]