Wednesday, 26 December 2018

First 737 Max 8 Arrives for Royal Air Maroc

The US aerospace giant Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX Aircraft to Royal Air Maroc.


The Moroccan flag carrier continues to modernise its fleet with the first of four 737 MAX 8s delivered this week, following the carriers first 787-9 Dreamliner that arrived earlier this month.  The carrier will also take delivery of three more 787's in the next few months.

"We are pleased to receive our airline's first 737 MAX, which will soon be joined by three other airliners from the same family. These new 737 MAX aeroplanes expand our medium-haul portfolio, which forms the backbone of Royal Air Maroc's fleet. Our choice of this aeroplane is in line with our strategy of continuously expanding and modernizing our fleet, and comes just a few days after the announcement of Royal Air Maroc's invitation to join the most prestigious Oneworld Alliance. This, in turn, will further strengthen our leadership position on the continent, both for our country and for Royal Air Maroc," said Abdelhamid Addou, CEO and Chairman of Royal Air Maroc.


The 737 MAX 8 aeroplanes will build on the success of Royal Air Maroc's fleet of Next-Generations 737s. The MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, and other airframe enhancements to improve performance and reduce operating costs. It also integrates engine technology to reduce the operational noise footprint of the aeroplane.

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). "We are thrilled to celebrate two major milestones this month with our long-time customer Royal Air Maroc. Over the past five decades, we have been honoured to see them grow on the wings of Boeing airplanes and we are very excited to see the next chapter of our partnership," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company

Boeing has also partnered with the industrial sector in Morocco, supporting the development of the kingdom's aviation industry through initiatives such as the joint venture MATIS Aerospace that specialises in producing wire bundles and wire harnesses for airplanes. Boeing is also helping to educate local youth through partnerships with EFE-Morocco and the INJAZ Al-Maghrib association.
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