Ryanair and Boeing have just finalized an order for 100 brand-new 737 MAX aircraft, but there's something unique about these planes, dubbed the 737 MAX 200. They'll be cramming up to 200 seats into a space usually occupied by only 175 seats.
Boeing and Monarch Airlines finalized a deal today for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, at a list price of $3.2 billion. The order put the MAX at 2,325 orders from 48 customers, making it the fastest-selling commercial plane in the company's history.
In Auburn, Washington, Boeing has begun fabricating the first parts to be included on the the first 737 MAX, set to fly tests in 2016, and join airline fleets in 2017. The parts, called fuselage stringers run the length of the fuselage structure giving it stability and strength.
Boeing announced this week that it's new 737 MAX series, which is still three years from entering service, has surpassed the 2,000 order mark. The company said this week that 39 customers have ordered the planes, with a total of 2,010 orders valued at $290 Billion at list prices.