Boeing delivers first 737 MAX to Australian Bonza

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Boeing has delivered the first 737-8 airplane to Bonza, a new carrier that becomes the first Australian airline to fly the new 737 MAX.

Bonza held an arrival ceremony to commemorate the milestone and welcome the arrival of the fuel-efficient 737-8 at its Sunshine Coast base.

“We are beyond excited to welcome our first 737 MAX to Sunshine Coast Airport and with so much buzz around the country for Bonza, we hope today is also exciting for the communities we’ll be flying to,” said Tim Jordan, CEO of Bonza in a media release.

“Our teams have been working hard behind the scenes to reach this significant milestone and we cannot wait to launch operations in the near future. The efficiency, reliability and overall capability of the 737 MAX will enable us to provide our customers with low-cost flights and the highest level of comfort onboard.”

In comparison to earlier models of aircraft, the 737-8 will allow Bonza to improve its domestic operations while consuming 20% less fuel, emitting 50% less carbon dioxide, and producing 20% less noise.

The 737 MAX family has the most recent LEAP-1B engines from CFM International, cutting-edge winglets, and other aerodynamic upgrades to enhance performance and save operating costs.

The 737 MAX is flown by more than 40 airlines worldwide, and it has completed more than 1.8 million flight hours and over 720,000 commercial flights since late 2020.

“This is a tremendous milestone for Bonza and Boeing as the airline joins many operators around the world who have launched service with the 737 MAX,” said Christy Reese, vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

“Bonza has created a new business model to create new markets in Australia’s dynamic commercial aviation market. We are confident that the fuel-efficient 737-8 airplanes will enable the airline to provide their passengers with a comfortable flying experience and a more sustainable option to travel throughout the country.”

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