Ryanair, the largest low-cost carrier in Europe, appears to have rebranded the Boeing 737 MAX to 737-8200.
Most of the airlines indicate the aircraft type on the exterior of its plane just bellow the flight deck; and on photos taken by Woodys Aeroimages at the Boeing factory in Renton, near Seattle, it’s possible to see the fifth 737 aircraft in Ryanair colours with the word “MAX” replaced by the number “8200”.
This change would already be an action to unlink the MAX name of the new 737 models, since the designation has been quite shaken around the world; especially with news about new problems encountered with the faulty system, that led to the two recent crashes.
It is not yet known if this was a decision made by Boeing, Ryanair or both or if any other airline will follow the same procedure.
Ryanair has 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order. The low-cost carrier is set to become the first operator of the Boeing 737 MAX 200 variation, a modified version of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 with densely-configured cabins.
With this modified version the aircraft has additional seats and an extra emergency exit. It can hold 197 passengers, eight more than the standard 189 in its existing fleet of 737-800 aircraft, which is the only type the airline currently flies.
The first Boeing 737 MAX 200 of Ryanair was expected to enter service in April 2019, but due to the 737 Max grounding, that is yet to happen.
Feature Image by Woodys Aeroimages
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