Jet Airways inducts India's first Being 737 MAX
28 June 2018
Jet Airways today said it had inducted the first Boeing in India 737 MAX in its fleet
The 737 MAX is Boeing’s latest upgrade to its single aisle 737, the world’s most-produced commercial jet aircraft. Incidentally, the 737 has been the backbone of Jet Airways’ fleet ever since the airline commenced operations in 1994.
The 737 MAX has been specially designed to deliver a fuel efficiency of up to 15 per cent that translates into a lower seat per mile cost as well as an extended range, matched by a combination of structural enhancements that comprise aerodynamic improvements including, Advanced Technology (AT) Winglets that smoothen airflow, helping reduce drag and increase efficiency by nearly 2 per cent.
Performance is further optimised with a new and unique CFM LEAP-1B engine that incorporates leading-edge technologies such as a large 69-inch fan with fewer blades. The ultra-light fan blades made from carbon fibre composites, together with the use of chevrons at the rear of the engine cowling complement the aircraft’s efficiency, lower weight and drag and reduce its noise footprint by as much as 40 per cent. The unique engine design requires less maintenance and suits the MAXs lower operating weight as well as its need for less thrust than competitors, adding to its distinctiveness.
Jet Airways’ all new Boeing 737 Max 8 is replete with numerous features that will provide guests with a truly unmatched flying experience. Guests stepping onboard the new MAX are greeted by the customizable and eye-catching Boeing Sky Interior that features new, modern-sculpted sidewalls, anti-glare LED lighting and other appealing improvements to both form and function. The Sky Interior offers up to 9 different lighting scenarios for different stages of a flight. What’s more, the transitions can be adapted to Jet Airways’ brand colors to enhance the overall ambience and cabin experience while flying. Additionally, redesigned overhead storage bins make efficient use of space to provide guests with extra room for storing their cabin baggage conveniently, allowing for faster boarding and on time departures.
Jet Airways’ 737 MAX will take its first flight from Mumbai to Hyderabad* (9W 457) on 01st July, 2018.