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FAA certifies Ryanair’s 737 MAX 8200. How it differs from the 737 MAX 8?

FAA certifies Ryanair's 737 MAX 8200

FAA certifies Ryanair’s 737 MAX 8200. How it differs from the 737 MAX 8?

FAA Approves:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified the Boeing 737 MAX 8-200 specially-configured high-density variant, a model based on the 737 MAX 8 that is able to seat up to 200 passengers.

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The FAA certified the Boeing 737 MAX 8200 on March 31, 2021. The MAX 8200, developed specifically for low-cost carriers. Boeing and Ryanair launched the MAX 8200 in September 2014. Recently, Ryanair increased the number of orders of the 737 MAX 8200 by 75 units, the total order for this type of aircraft is 210 in December 2020. The only other airline that orders 737 MAX 8200 is Vietnam’s VietJet of 100 units in May 2016. Civil Aviation of Vietnam (CAAV) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) both have not certified the 737 MAX 8200. While EASA has approved the Boeing 737 MAX again recently to operate, Vietnam is yet to re-approve the 737 MAX.

Read more: FAA recertifies the Boeing 737 MAX to operate

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Difference between MAX 8 and MAX 8-200:

  • MAX 8 has 156 seat capacity while MAX 8200 has 200 seats, but all of them configured with slimline seats.
  • MAX 8 has 4 exit doors but MAX 8200 has an extra pair of exit doors. It was required because of the higher passenger capacity.
  • MAX 8 has 8 service trolleys for serving meals and beverages, MAX 8200 removed 3 service trolleys to accommodate more passenger space.
  • MAX 8200 would be 20% more cost-efficient per seat than MAX 8.
  • 8200 operates at a 5% lower operating cost than MAX 8.

Read more: Southwest Airlines Orders 100 Boeing 737 MAX Jets, Plus 155 Options

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