Boeing has received FAA certification for the RYANAIR 737 MAX 8200.
Boeing has received FAA certification for the RYANAIR 737 MAX 8200. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the design for the MAX 8200 version of the Boeing 737 series, which will include all the design improvements recommended for the 737 MAX. Following the approval received from the FAA, Boeing must now wait for the approval of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Ryanair placed the first order for the 197-seat aircraft - 737 MAX 8200 - in 2014. In December 2020, the low-cost Irish carrier made an additional order for another 75 MAX 8200 aircraft. Thus, the total number of aircraft ordered by Ryanair reached 210.
The MAX 8200 was developed especially for low-cost airlines.
The MAX 8200, developed specifically for low-cost airlines, incorporates two additional exit doors to accommodate the increased passenger capacity. While a typical 737 MAX 8 is certified to accommodate up to 189 passengers, the MAX 8200 is now certified to accommodate up to 200 passengers in a single economy class.
Boeing said it will "Continue to work with global regulators to bring 737-8 and -9 back into operation safely." Ryanair Group CEO Michael O'Leary said he expects to receive 8 of the MAX aircraft in April and another 8 in May.
Another company that will use Boeing 737 MAX 8200 aircraft for low-cost flights is VietJet in Vietnam, which ordered 100 units in 2016.