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Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, has received its fifth Boeing 737 MAX, as part of its fleet modernisation plan in line with its commitment to offer its guests a considerably superior and differentiated flying experience.
Since the induction of the airline’s maiden 737 MAX on Jun 28, 2018, another four have joined its fleet. The latest MAX – the airline’s fifth, is part of 11 MAX aircraft that Jet Airways will be inducting this fiscal year.
Another 220 MAX aircraft are expected to join the airline’s fleet over the course of the next decade, as it expands its footprint and refreshes its in-flight experience on the back of a completely modern and contemporary product. Jet Airways remains the first and only Indian carrier to operate these advanced single-aisle fuel-efficient aircraft in the Indian skies.
Equipped with a new and unique CFM LEAP-1B engine, the 737 MAX is designed to deliver exceptional performance and reliability with a fuel efficiency of up to 15 per cent that translates into a lower seat per mile cost as well as an extended range. It delivers a comparatively lower noise footprint (nearly 40 percent less) along with lower carbon emissions.
The proposed induction of the 737 MAX will enable Jet Airways to not only simplify its fleet structure but even reduce maintenance costs.
Commenting on the additional inductions of the airline’s 737 MAX, Mr. Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said, “The 737 MAX is a critical part of our strategy owing to its exceptional performance and its growing numbers in our fleet reflect our enduring commitment to Indian aviation and our determination to offer our guests an unmatched travel experience, together with the operational reliability expected of us.”