Boeing has delivered its 1,000th 737 MAX, a milestone in the production of the single-aisle jet.
The delivery was recently announced by Irish leasing company Avolon on Twitter, although the recipient and delivery date were not disclosed.
Avolon recently delivered the 1000th 737 MAX produced by @BoeingAirplanes. Avolon has committed that new technology fuel efficient aircraft like the 737 MAX will make up 75% of its fleet by 2025.#TeamBoeing #brAvo #aviation pic.twitter.com/eCgOHeQVaY
— Avolon (@avolon_aero) January 31, 2023
Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX, a 737 MAX 8, to Malindo Air (Batik Air Malaysia) on May 16, 2017, and in its first year, the manufacturer delivered more than 130 of the new model to customers, making it a bestseller.
However, in March 2019, two accidents led to a worldwide flight ban for the 737 MAX, which lasted until November 2020. During this time, production was temporarily suspended, resulting in a backlog of over 400 aircraft.
Since December 2020, Boeing has resumed deliveries of the 737 MAX and in 2022, the manufacturer delivered 387 new 737 MAXs to customers.
With strong demand for the 737 MAX family, Boeing has announced the construction of a fourth production line for the single-aisle jets in Everett. Until now, only widebodies like the 747, 767, 777 and 787 were manufactured at this location. The order backlog for the 737 MAX family is around 3,600.