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RAM receives its first 737 MAX 8

Boeing has delivered a 737 MAX 8 on December 22 to Royal Air Maroc. The rest of the order will follow during the next months. Boeing has already delivered a first 787-9 Dreamliner to RAM just over a week ago.

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has just received its first 737 MAX 8 which was delivered on December 22nd by Boeing. The rest of the order, which includes three 737 MAX 8s and three 789-9s, will be delivered in the coming months.

As a reminder, the American giant aeronautics delivered, more than a week ago, its first 787-9 Dreamliner to the Moroccan air carrier. “With the Boeing 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner, Royal Air Maroc now has the most efficient aircraft in the single-aisle and mid-size widebody segments. This combination of efficiency and performance will enable the Moroccan national carrier to grow its network and operations profitably,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

For his part, RAM CEO Abdelhamid Addou said: “The new 737 MAX aircraft reinforce our medium-haul fleet, which is the backbone of Royal Air Maroc’s fleet. The choice of this aircraft is part of the continuation of our strategy of expansion and continuous modernization of our fleet. This comes just days after the announcement of Royal Air Maroc’s invitation to join the prestigious Oneworld Alliance. This will help strengthen the leading position on the continent for our country and Royal Air Maroc”.

The 737 MAX 8 aircraft will be used on flights connecting Morocco to Ghana (Accra), Nigeria (Lagos). They will also be operated on flights serving the cities of London, Bologna and Paris (Orly and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle). As a reminder, the 737 MAX 8 aircraft will be added to the 737 Next Generation fleet at RAM. According to Boeing, “These aircraft are equipped with CFM International’s LEAP-1B engines with the latest technology and profiled winglet wing tips.”

Other improvements have been introduced at the cell level, boosting the performance of these aircraft while reducing operating costs. That’s not all: these models have the advantage of having a motor designed to reduce its noise footprint. The other advantage, which is very important, concerns the distances that this model can travel. Indeed, the MAX 8 can travel 1,112 kilometers more than the previous model 737.

Regarding its capacity, “It should be noted that the latter can carry up to 178 passengers in a standard two-class configuration and travel 6,570 kilometers,” Boeing says. Finally, it must also be remembered that the 737 MAX has been very successful. Indeed, in the history of Boeing, this model is the one that has been sold the fastest. Some 4,800 orders for this aircraft have been passed by more than 100 customers.

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