Jul 15, 2019

Boeing ditches 737 Max name on new Ryanair plane

A Boeing 737 Max due to be delivered to Ryanair has had the model's name changed on the nose of the aircraft, it has emerged. Photos shared on Twitter show a plane in Ryanair colours outside Boeing's manufacturing base, with the name 737 Max replaced by 737-8200. The images show the Ryanair plane, a larger version of the Max 8, at Boeing's Renton plant in Washington state. Boeing itself has not ruled out rebranding the 737 Max in future, while others have already taken to referring to it by another name. The firm added: "American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft this year."

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