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Icelandair: first B-737 MAX airplane delivered

The carrier expands fleet and strengthens operations thanks to 8 and 9 versions

Boeing and Icelandair today announced the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX airplane as the carrier seeks to grow and renew its fleet and enhance its trans-Atlantic operations.

The MAX, a new and improved version of Boeing's 737 airplane, will join airline's fleet of B-757 and 767 jets in serving destinations throughout North America and Europe.

Icelandair placed an order for 16 B-737 MAXs in 2013, including the "8 and larger "9" models. 

The 737 MAX family is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, and includes design updates such as Boeing's Advanced Technology winglet that will result in less drag and further optimize the 737 MAX performance, especially on longer-range missions. 

The 737 MAX has accumulated more than 4,300 orders from 93 customers worldwide.

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