Royal Air Maroc welcomes its first Boeing 737 MAX jet today delivered the initial 737 MAX for Royal Air Maroc
Boeing, which plans to utilize the fuel-efficient, longer-range
today delivered the initial 737 MAX for Royal Air Maroc
Boeing, which plans to utilize the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the favorite 737 jet to expand and modernize its fleet.
Morocco’s flag carrier – week &ndash which welcomed its first 787-9 Dreamliner last; will need delivery of three more 737 MAX 8s and three more 787-9s on the next couple of months within its strategic intend to strengthen its operations.
“We have been very happy to receive our airline’s first 737 MAX, which is joined by three other airliners from exactly the same family soon. These new 737 MAX airplanes expand our medium-haul portfolio, which forms the backbone of Royal Air Maroc’s fleet. Our selection of this airplane is consistent with our strategy of continuously modernizing and expanding our fleet, and comes a couple of days following the announcement of Royal Air Maroc&rsquo just;s invitation to become listed on probably the most prestigious Oneworld Alliance. Therefore will strengthen our leadership position on the continent further, both for the country and for Royal Air Maroc,” said Abdelhamid Addou, Chairman and ceo of Royal Air Maroc.
The 737 MAX 8 airplanes shall build on the success of Royal Air Maroc’s fleet of Next-Generations 737s. The MAX incorporates the most recent technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, along with other airframe enhancements to boost performance and reduce operating costs. In addition, it integrates engine technology to lessen the operational noise footprint of the airplane.
Compared to the prior 737 model, the MAX 8 can fly 600 nautical miles (1,112 kilometers) farther, while providing 14 percent better fuel efficiency. The MAX 8 can seat around 178 passengers in a typical two-class fly and configuration 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 kilometers).
Royal Air Maroc plans to deploy its 737 MAX 8 on routes from Casablanca to Accra (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria), London-Heathrow (England), Bologna (Italy) and Paris (Orly and CDG). With the 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner, Royal Air Maroc shall now operate probably the most capable airplane in the narrowbody and medium widebody segments. It’s an unrivaled mix of efficiency and performance which will permit the airline to profitably grow its network and business,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.
“This month with this long-time customer Royal Air Maroc we have been thrilled to celebrate two major milestones. In the last five decades we’ve been honored to see them grow on the wings of Boeing airplanes and we have been very excited to start to see the next chapter of our partnership.”
Boeing has partnered with the industrial sector in Morocco also, supporting the development of the kingdom’s aviation industry through initiatives including the jv MATIS Aerospace that focuses on producing wire bundles and wire harnesses for airplanes. Boeing can be assisting to educate local youth through partnerships with EFE-Morocco and the INJAZ Al-Maghrib associatio