Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (15.10.2018) S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld®, global aviation alliance, has announced that it has received the first Boeing 737 MAX new-generation airliner in Russia. The aircraft will be based in Novosibirsk.
The Boeing 737 MAX will start flying this week: passengers on the Novosibirsk to Moscow and Chita routes will be the first to enjoy flying on the new airliner in the S7 Airlines fleet.
“We always keep up with the latest developments in manufacturing technology and continually make use of them in order to further improve our service. The airline already has 21 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft in its fleet. The new Boeing 737 MAX, which we received from our partners ALC today, is even more comfortable, quieter and environmentally friendly than its predecessor. We are proud that our passengers will be the first in Russia to experience the comfort and convenience of flying on these new generation airliners,” said Vadim Khlebanov, General Director of Globus Airline.
The Boeing 737-8 MAX joined the fleet of Globus Airline (which flies under the S7 brand) directly from the manufacturer’s factory in Seattle, and is supplied to the airline by the Air Lease Corporation under a lease agreement.
“ALC is pleased to be involved in the supply of the first Boeing 737 MAX in Russia to our long-term client S7 Airlines,” said Alex Khatibi, the acting Vice President of Air Lease Corporation. “The new Boeing 737 MAX will enable S7 Airlines to strengthen its position as a highly competitive Russian airline, with a fleet made up of the most up-to-date and efficient aircraft.”
“In view of S7 Airlines’ innovative approach to business and ambitious long-term plans, the 737 MAX will be a wonderful addition to their fleet and will play a successful role in their strategy by increasing efficiency and providing excellent value,” said Ihssane Mounir, Vice President, Commercial Sales & Marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The new Boeing 737 MAX is the first of 11 such aircraft ordered by S7 Airlines. These will be delivered by 2020.
This aircraft can carry 176 passengers, 8 in business class and 168 in economy class. Its modern seats are equipped with special holders for mobile devices. A miniature three-stage stand at eye-level allows passengers to attach their tablets or smartphones to the back of the seat in front of them. The seats also have USB sockets, allowing passengers to charge their devices during the flight.
The Boeing 737 MAX has two highly-efficient modern CFM-LEAP-1B engines, which allow fuel economies of up to 15% and reductions in noise levels of up to 40%, compared to the previous generation of narrow-fuselage airliners. This will not only make flights more comfortable for passengers, but also for people living near airports. The aircraft’s nitrogen emissions levels are just 50% of the limit set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard.
The airliner has new Advanced Technology winglets on the tips of its wings: these minimize air resistance and help improve the airliner’s performance specifications, including by allowing it to fly longer distances.
The Boeing 737 MAX is fitted with a Sky Interior cabin, with gently-curved walls and a special lighting system that passengers who have flown on S7 Airlines’ Boeing 737-800NGs will already have experienced. The aircraft has increased-capacity luggage compartments, with enough space for all passengers to stow their hand luggage above their seat. The manufacturer has updated the individual lighting controls and fitted speakers for each row of seats, thus improving sound quality and making it easier to hear all announcements made through the aircraft’s speaker system.
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