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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:58 am

@lightsaber: my comment about the "experts" was a general one and not directed at you specifically. For the record I've always found your posts to be well-written and knowledgeable, however the "month long shutdown at Renton" as quoted by mham001 is quite a world apart from a single line shutdown to convert to Max production which was what piqued my interest, so something clearly lost in translation somewhere.

It's interesting to note that a few of the newest Max frames are appearing on the flight line with engines already installed. This could be the first signs of them starting to get back on track, or, it could be that they are 'borrowed' engines to get them to BFI. We'll have to wait and see if these frames become gliders once they arrive at BFI but my personal opinion is I don't think it will happen unless the situation worsens at RNT.
 
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:01 pm

Boeing uploaded a video showing a scale model of the cantilevered gear in the upcoming 737 Max 10, explaining its mechanism.

Video link: @BoeingAirplanes
 
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:07 pm

That's really neat. I can't wait to see how much this improves takeoff performance.

The 739ER has never 'underpowered' as it climbs fine once off the ground, but the long takeoff roll that's necessary due to rotation angle sitting low to the ground.

I'll be interested to see how much the 9.5" difference enhances takeoff.

When does the first one roll off the line?
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:32 pm

A busy week for the MAX: First one to Copa

Boeing 737 -8 42950 7035 B-1121 China Southern delivery 27-30aug18 BFI-HNL-SPN-TSN
Boeing 737 -8 43558 7045 VT-JXD Jet Airways delivery 31aug-02sep18 BFI-YQX-PRG-DEL
Boeing 737 -8 43558 7045 VT-JXD Onur Air delivery 31aug-02sep18 BFI-YQX-PRG-DEL
Boeing 737 -8 43858 7068 B-1129 Xiamen Airlines delivery 31aug18 BFI-HNL ( + 43830/7050 B-1118)
Boeing 737 -9 44161 7096 HP-9901CMP Copa Airlines delivery 31aug18 BFI-PTY
Boeing 737 -8 44456 7060 N326RP American Airlines delivery 31aug18 BFI-TUL
 
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:47 pm

RobK wrote:
however the "month long shutdown at Renton" as quoted by mham001 is quite a world apart from a single line shutdown to convert to Max production which was what piqued my interest, so something clearly lost in translation somewhere.


That's not quite what he said. "Rumors are Boeing must stop MAX production for a month due to the shortfall. This is a major issue as NG demand is only for heavily discounted frames (hello Allegiant) and vendors have a contractural ramp down rates. With long lead parts too... Boeing must convert in October an NG line to MAX and CFM just cannot meet current one line demand + LEAP CEO as is. Two MAX lines and Airbus contracted ramp increase... Nope. Not a hope."

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Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:12 pm

mham001 wrote:
RobK wrote:
however the "month long shutdown at Renton" as quoted by mham001 is quite a world apart from a single line shutdown to convert to Max production which was what piqued my interest, so something clearly lost in translation somewhere.


That's not quite what he said. "Rumors are Boeing must stop MAX production for a month due to the shortfall. This is a major issue as NG demand is only for heavily discounted frames (hello Allegiant) and vendors have a contractural ramp down rates. With long lead parts too... Boeing must convert in October an NG line to MAX and CFM just cannot meet current one line demand + LEAP CEO as is. Two MAX lines and Airbus contracted ramp increase... Nope. Not a hope."

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402363&p=20668381&hilit=pratt#p20668381


My comments were based on what YOU said, without providing any form of link for the viewers to read it for themselves :

mham001 wrote:
In another thread yesterday you mentioned an upcoming month-long shutdown at Renton. Can you elaborate?


But let's move on please. :yes:
 
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:38 am

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Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:12 am

Will CM install J class flat beds on its MAX 10 fleet? They just received their first MAX 9, do they have plans for J class on the 9?
 
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:49 pm

When are the next Westjet -8s due off the line?
 
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:27 pm

Whiteguy wrote:
When are the next Westjet -8s due off the line?


The next one is on the train as I write.
 
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:15 pm

this might be a silly question, but how many 737 MAX are boeing delivering per week?

Since the first delivery, i havent seen that many flying around.
 
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:31 pm

Per week? Not many. A quick tally of August fly-aways totals 19 Max frames, mostly nothing for the first three weeks of the month then a mad rush to get everything delivered in the final week before the month runs out in order to make the monthly figures and accounts look good.

Thus far this month only 2 have flown away, but both of those are highly likely to have been late departing August deliveries, so essentially the Max count for this month stands at 0. Edit: make that 1 actually as a Norwegian Air Shuttle flew away a couple of hours ago.
 
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Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:45 am

RobK wrote:
Per week? Not many. A quick tally of August fly-aways totals 19 Max frames, mostly nothing for the first three weeks of the month then a mad rush to get everything delivered in the final week before the month runs out in order to make the monthly figures and accounts look good.


19 deliveries is still ~35% of normal monthly production. This is also about how many Maxs they should be producing right now and why shutting down all Max production has more sting than just the line switch, after which 88% will be Max.
 
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Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:17 am

mham001 wrote:
RobK wrote:
Per week? Not many. A quick tally of August fly-aways totals 19 Max frames, mostly nothing for the first three weeks of the month then a mad rush to get everything delivered in the final week before the month runs out in order to make the monthly figures and accounts look good.


19 deliveries is still ~35% of normal monthly production. This is also about how many Maxs they should be producing right now.


Yes, ish. The current firing order is roughly a 50/50 split between Max and NG frames now. When the predictions of armageddon at RNT first surfaced a months or two back I did some tallying up of the actual Max delivery numbers and despite appearances at RNT they're doing a decent job of getting them flying and into the customers' hands.

To complete the picture for August there were 22 NG fly-aways.

LNs 7000-7099 : 46 Max / 51 NG / 3 P8
LNs 7100-7199 : 48 Max / 50 NG / 2 P8
 
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Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:07 am

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Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:49 am

Norwegian 737MAX8 LN--BKC has been delivered

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Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:21 am

Pretty interesting that Primera Air seems to order their MAX9 with door 3 activated, as they plan to configure the aircraft with 189 seats. Maybe they want to keep a door open ( :stretch: ) in case the whole TATL thing doesnt work out so they could reconfigure the aircraft to a dense all Y layout.
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:33 pm

737 delivery count for August :

NG: 23
Max: 23
P8: 2

Total : 48, 4 short of the 52 month production rate.
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:42 am

It's interesting to note that 737-7 Max testing has come to a halt. There haven't been any flights for either of the 2 frames for nearly a month now. The 2nd frame flew out to La Paz in early August, sat there for nearly 2 weeks inactive then flew back to BFI via VVI and FLL and has been parked up with 1st frame ever since. Some problems?
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:56 am

RobK wrote:
It's interesting to note that 737-7 Max testing has come to a halt. There haven't been any flights for either of the 2 frames for nearly a month now. The 2nd frame flew out to La Paz in early August, sat there for nearly 2 weeks inactive then flew back to BFI via VVI and FLL and has been parked up with 1st frame ever since. Some problems?



Wow, interesting information to say the least. Thanks!
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:05 am

RobK wrote:
It's interesting to note that 737-7 Max testing has come to a halt. There haven't been any flights for either of the 2 frames for nearly a month now. The 2nd frame flew out to La Paz in early August, sat there for nearly 2 weeks inactive then flew back to BFI via VVI and FLL and has been parked up with 1st frame ever since. Some problems?


I got a pic of N7201S here at EUG around a month ago - it's not unusual to see test flights down here, but at that time it was on the ground here for a couple of hours, then flew back to BFI that afternoon, and (per FR24) has not flown since. Odd.
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:59 am

7100 1A313 64993 LN-BKD 737-8 Norwegian - Engines Installed Now
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:14 pm

My apologies if this has been talked about before elsewhere, but does anyone have insight on the reason for the last letter that Southwest chooses for their registrations? The group in the most recent post above seem to all be near each other (H,J,L,M) in the alphabet, and most of their MAX registrations are in that alphabet mid-range. But for example, they have N8740A reserved when most of their usual letters are available.
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:54 pm

metaldirtnskin wrote:
RobK wrote:
It's interesting to note that 737-7 Max testing has come to a halt. There haven't been any flights for either of the 2 frames for nearly a month now. The 2nd frame flew out to La Paz in early August, sat there for nearly 2 weeks inactive then flew back to BFI via VVI and FLL and has been parked up with 1st frame ever since. Some problems?


I got a pic of N7201S here at EUG around a month ago - it's not unusual to see test flights down here, but at that time it was on the ground here for a couple of hours, then flew back to BFI that afternoon, and (per FR24) has not flown since. Odd.

This is really odd...
Does anyone know the flight hours for-7? I lost track as... Well, not a variant that interests me very much. (I,'ve posted in other threads how the -10 gear would be a great start for a -8 shortfield kit.,).

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Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:51 am

masonite wrote:
My apologies if this has been talked about before elsewhere, but does anyone have insight on the reason for the last letter that Southwest chooses for their registrations? The group in the most recent post above seem to all be near each other (H,J,L,M) in the alphabet, and most of their MAX registrations are in that alphabet mid-range. But for example, they have N8740A reserved when most of their usual letters are available.


I thought it was just N87## and then whatever the first letter available is?

Most of the current MAXes actually end in Q. And there's even a B in there.

N8701Q
N8704Q
N8705Q
N8706W
N8707P
N8708Q
N8709Q
N8710M
N8711Q
N8712L
N8713M
N8714Q
N8715Q
N8716B
N8717M
N8718Q
N8719Q
N8720L

As the above post shows, Southwest is about to take delivery of a crap ton of MAXes! 8702 then 8721-8727 all out there???
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:18 pm

Accord to FlightAware N37507, UAs next Max9, did a test hop RNTRNT as BOE123 15Sep.. at 2AM :scratchchin: :!: :?:
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:25 pm

iahcsr wrote:
Accord to FlightAware N37507, UAs next Max9, did a test hop RNTRNT as BOE123 15Sep.. at 2AM :scratchchin: :!: :?:

BOE123 is the callsign used for ground testing at RNT. 737s rarely return to RNT after taking off from there.
 
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:59 pm

Anyone have any idea on when the next few 737 Max 9s will be delivered for United?
 
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:48 pm

737max8 wrote:
masonite wrote:
My apologies if this has been talked about before elsewhere, but does anyone have insight on the reason for the last letter that Southwest chooses for their registrations? The group in the most recent post above seem to all be near each other (H,J,L,M) in the alphabet, and most of their MAX registrations are in that alphabet mid-range. But for example, they have N8740A reserved when most of their usual letters are available.


I thought it was just N87## and then whatever the first letter available is?

Most of the current MAXes actually end in Q. And there's even a B in there.

N8701Q
N8704Q
N8705Q
N8706W
N8707P
N8708Q
N8709Q
N8710M
N8711Q
N8712L
N8713M
N8714Q
N8715Q
N8716B
N8717M
N8718Q
N8719Q
N8720L

As the above post shows, Southwest is about to take delivery of a crap ton of MAXes! 8702 then 8721-8727 all out there???


I used to think it was first available, but most of them have letters available before the one used. 8710, for example, had F, G, H, J and L available, but they chose M. Maybe it's simply random.
 
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:19 am

masonite wrote:
737max8 wrote:
masonite wrote:
My apologies if this has been talked about before elsewhere, but does anyone have insight on the reason for the last letter that Southwest chooses for their registrations? The group in the most recent post above seem to all be near each other (H,J,L,M) in the alphabet, and most of their MAX registrations are in that alphabet mid-range. But for example, they have N8740A reserved when most of their usual letters are available.


I thought it was just N87## and then whatever the first letter available is?

Most of the current MAXes actually end in Q. And there's even a B in there.

N8701Q
N8704Q
N8705Q
N8706W
N8707P
N8708Q
N8709Q
N8710M
N8711Q
N8712L
N8713M
N8714Q
N8715Q
N8716B
N8717M
N8718Q
N8719Q
N8720L

As the above post shows, Southwest is about to take delivery of a crap ton of MAXes! 8702 then 8721-8727 all out there???


I used to think it was first available, but most of them have letters available before the one used. 8710, for example, had F, G, H, J and L available, but they chose M. Maybe it's simply random.


Dang, I have no idea lol.

Maybe there's an hierarchy, like if Q is available take it, if not then M, then L, then P B W etc.

There's gotta be a reason Q/M/L are most used right?
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:30 am

Looking at the future firing order on Boeing systems for the WN Max frames they do seem to like Q more than others. Strange.

N8701Q
N8702L
N8703J
N8704Q
N8705Q
N8706W
N8707P
N8708Q
N8709Q
N8710M
N8711Q
N8712L
N8713M
N8714Q
N8715Q
N8716B
N8717M
N8718Q
N8719Q
N8720L
N8721J
N8722L
N8723Q
N8724J
N8725L
N8726H
N8727M
N8728Q
N8729H
N8730Q
N8731J
N8732S
N8733M
N8734Q
N8735L
N8736J
N8737L
N8738K
N8739L
N8740A
N8741L
N8742M
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:35 am

Though they seem to prefer U for the upcoming 737-7 Max frames :

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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:35 am

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Anyone have any idea on when the next few 737 Max 9s will be delivered for United?

N3707 is on the RNT flightline now... it has engines, assuming no delay waiting on any other parts, would expect delivery before month’s end. N37508 is not quite halfway down the FAL. Altogether four are supposed to arrive before end of the year.
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:49 am

China Southern 737MAX8 B-1127 has been delivered

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-1127

Shanghai Airlines 737MAX8 B-1152 has been delivered

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-1152
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:05 pm

Does anyone know when the first MAX for Cayman Airways pops up out of the factory?

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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:31 am

RobK...thanks for the info. I was wondering what the MAX8 will be after 87XX and it looks like 88XX it is!

I wonder if they can see what letters are available for every 87XX number and then count which letters are available the most and sort greatest to least to come up with a hierarchy? I love this stuff lol.
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:35 am

A388 wrote:
Does anyone know when the first MAX for Cayman Airways pops up out of the factory?

A388


Fuselage should be arriving on the train at the end of this month or early October so expect it on the flight line late October / November.
 
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:39 am

6308 1D002 42989 N739EX 737-9 Lion Air - Test Reg re-applied.
Image6308 1D002 42989 N739EX 737-9 Lion Air by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7043 1B931 61136 B-1160 737-8 Shenzhen Airlines - First Flight
Image7043 1B931 61136 B-1160 737-8 Shenzhen Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7053 1A929 43328 A4O-MD 737-8 Oman Air
Image7053 1A929 43328 A4O-MD 737-8 Oman Air by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7118 1A211 43001 PK-LQQ 737-8 Lion Air - Painted
Image7118 1A211 43001 PK-LQQ 737-8 Lion Air by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7158 43952 B-206Y 737-8 Kunming Airlines - Doing gear swings
Image7158 43952 B-206Y 737-8 Kunming Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7183 737-8 China Southern
Image7183 737-8 China Southern by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:49 pm

7166 43302 VQ-BGW 737-8 S7 Airlines - Fueling tests
Image7166 43302 VQ-BGW 737-8 S7 Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7173 1D107 43437 N37507 737-9 United Airlines - Engine Runs
Image7173 1D107 43437 N37507 737-9 United Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7175 1B117 737-8 American Airlines
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Image7175 1B117 737-8 American Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7178 43988 PR-XMC 737-8 Gol Transportes Aéreos
Image7178 43988 PR-XMC 737-8 Gol Transportes Aéreos by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

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Image7192 737-8 S7 Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7193 737-8 Lucky Air
Image7193 737-8 Lucky Air by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7196 - Now out of the P-8 Line after skin repair
Image7196 by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7201 1D108 43439 N37508 737-9 United Airlines - In P-8 Line for skin repairs
Image7201 1D108 43439 N37508 737-9 United Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr
Image7201 1D108 43439 N37508 737-9 United Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7208 737-9 Copa Airlines
Image7208 737-9 Copa Airlines by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

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Image7210 737-8 Enter Air by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

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Image7211 737-8 Tui Group by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7213 737-8 Westjet
Image7213 737-8 Westjet by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr

7216 737-9 Flydubai - 1st 737-9 MAX for Flydubai
Image7216 737-9 Flydubai by 737 MAX Production, on Flickr
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:11 pm

There's been a switch with the allocations. 7211 was for TUI Belgium but it's been re-allocated to TUI UK, so first one for the UK branch.

The next train should have the first Max for Fuzhou then ealry October will see the first Max frames for Fiji Airways, Cayman and Air Chang'an arriving.
 
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:00 pm

I see mention of ‘skin repair’ in the above images. I’m presuming this is for damage received during the train ride from Kansas? I’ve heard people like to use the fuselages as target practice along the way. :cry:
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:05 pm

iahcsr wrote:
I see mention of ‘skin repair’ in the above images. I’m presuming this is for damage received during the train ride from Kansas? I’ve heard people like to use the fuselages as target practice along the way. :cry:


I saw that as well. I'd also like to know what had led to the need for a skin repair before the plane is even assembled. Like you, I presume it has to do with the transportation of the fuselage.
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:20 pm

WoodysAeroimag wrote:
7216 737-9 Flydubai - 1st 737-9 MAX for Flydubai

Interesting, Is this the first time we've found out Flydubai has 9's on order, I had it down as their order was all 8's and some unidentified. I'd been wondering when we would first get some surprise 9's on the line, and it appears we're getting our firsts. Awesome find and great pics as always!
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:35 pm

iceberg210 wrote:
WoodysAeroimag wrote:
7216 737-9 Flydubai - 1st 737-9 MAX for Flydubai

Interesting, Is this the first time we've found out Flydubai has 9's on order, I had it down as their order was all 8's and some unidentified. I'd been wondering when we would first get some surprise 9's on the line, and it appears we're getting our firsts. Awesome find and great pics as always!

Facinating that we have our first surprise -9.

I expect many as Boeing offers each customer an upgrade price and timeline. I suspect 12- to 15 months notice is required. For the -10, Landing gear is longer lead, so Boeing will require 18 to 24 months notice.

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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:47 pm

RobK wrote:
There's been a switch with the allocations. 7211 was for TUI Belgium but it's been re-allocated to TUI UK, so first one for the UK branch.

The next train should have the first Max for Fuzhou then ealry October will see the first Max frames for Fiji Airways, Cayman and Air Chang'an arriving.



Im losing track of all these chinese airlines :/
 
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:52 pm

Samrnpage wrote:
RobK wrote:
There's been a switch with the allocations. 7211 was for TUI Belgium but it's been re-allocated to TUI UK, so first one for the UK branch.

The next train should have the first Max for Fuzhou then ealry October will see the first Max frames for Fiji Airways, Cayman and Air Chang'an arriving.



Im losing track of all these chinese airlines :/


Sam, Air Chang'an is part of the Hainan/HNA Group of companies.
 
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:53 pm

RobK wrote:
Samrnpage wrote:
RobK wrote:
There's been a switch with the allocations. 7211 was for TUI Belgium but it's been re-allocated to TUI UK, so first one for the UK branch.

The next train should have the first Max for Fuzhou then ealry October will see the first Max frames for Fiji Airways, Cayman and Air Chang'an arriving.



Im losing track of all these chinese airlines :/


Sam, Air Chang'an is part of the Hainan/HNA Group of companies.


Its so odd. Its like having a separate airlines per state in america under the same company. I get why they do it, for the subsidiaries.

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