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Over the last few years, Boeing has developed a new aircraft that combines less fuel use, less noise and an innovative redesign of the passenger space. Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Boeing 737 MAX 9 are the latest additions to our fleet.
Based on Boeing 737 NG, the best-selling aircraft of all time, Boeing 737 MAX is a twin-engine airliner that brings together impressive performance parameters and comfortable flying experience. Taking one step further in operation of trans-Atlantic flights the 737 MAX family comprises of 4 models aimed at lowering per-seat costs with an emphasis on environmentally friendly air travel. Both Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Boeing 737 MAX 9 are now in commercial service with a maximum cruise speed of 839 km/h (521 mph) and flight range up to 6,510 km (4,045 mi).
The Boeing 737 MAX uses 37% less fuel per trip compared to the Boeing 757-200, which currently makes up the bulk of the Icelandair fleet, and 14% less than the Boeing 737 NG type of aircraft. The 737 MAX also leaves a 40% smaller noise footprint than its predecessors, even though the engines are more powerful. This is due, both to a new aerodynamic design of the body and wings (notably spilt tip winglets) and an innovative design of the engines.
The engine blades are made of super strong carbon, woven together with a 3D-technique. This means each engine is over 500 lbs lighter than before, saving fuel and creating less pollution.
Boeing were firmly set on the passenger experience when redesigning their aircraft. With the aid of sociologists, psychologists and of course passengers themselves, the new Boeing Sky Interior was born.
The interior design focuses on the wellbeing and pleasure of the passenger in flight with the addition of newly designed windows for better viewing. Ambient LED lighting and new overhead compartments also contribute to a feeling of more space on board.