Boeing Debuts Major Upgrade To Its Most Popular Jet

Boeing 737 Max

The Boeing 737 MAX is now available.

The upgraded version of the company’s most popular jetliner is 40% quieter than its predecessor, and also about 20% more fuel efficient.

Boeing plans to test fly the jet in early 2016 and deliver the first commercial ready jets by 2017.

The 737 first debuted in 1967 and is by far the most common plane in the world. In fact, it’s the only plane used by some airlines, notably Southwest.

Boeing has produced and delivered more than 9,000 737’s over the last 50 years. The company already has 3,000 orders for the 737 MAX.

The company will continue to produce older versions of the 737, which it will deliver over the next five years.

The 737 MAX is being built at an unionized Boeing plant in the Seattle metro area.

The company has been praised for making sure the first 737 Max was completed on schedule, an issue that has plagued other jets in its lineup, notably the 787 Dreamliner, which was delayed by several years.

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