Boeing 737 MAX
- Boeing is developing the 737 MAX series.
- Successor to the current 737 Next Generation series.
- Designed with an emphasis on fuel efficiency.
- Has larger, more efficient engines than previous models.
- Enhancements to the airframe help reduce aerodynamic drag.
- Fuel savings up to 20% per seat compared with other narrow-body airplanes.
- Operating cost 8% lower per seat than their main competitor.
- The most cost-efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market.
737 MAX 8 and 9
Icelandair has ordered nine 737 MAX 8 and seven MAX 9 aircraft. The aircraft will be fitted with all the comforts Icelandair passengers have come to expect, including in-flight entertainment systems, gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access and plenty of legroom. The MAX 8 is 39.5 m (129 ft. 8 in) long with seating for 153 using Icelandair’s configuration, while the longer MAX 9, at 42.2 m (138 ft. 4 in), will have room for 172 passengers. The aircraft have a greater flight range than previous 737 models and will help to increase Icelandair’s flexibility and efficiency.