Thai Lion Air took delivery of the first Boeing 737-9, setting the stage for the service entry of the second variant of the 737 MAX. The delivery comes 10 months after the first MAX variant, the 737-8, entered service with Malaysia’s Malindo Air, which, like Thai Lion Air, is a Lion Air Group carrier. The third MAX variant, the 737-7, achieved first flight last week. The CFM Leap-1B-powered 737-9 will be used by Thai Lion Air to fly routes from Thailand to Bangladesh, China and ...

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