Aerolíneas Argentinas takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

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Aerolineas Argentinas took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, the pictured LV-GVD (msn 64207). LV-GVD arrived at the Buenos Aires base the following day via a refuelling stop at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Aerolineas Argentinas is the first South American Airline to receive the Boeing 737 MAX 8

After a warm welcome from the local aviation enthusiast community, it was taken to a hangar where some lucky folks were able to take more pictures.

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LV-GVD is expected to take some familiarisation flights during the weekend, as a special event for the official unveiling is to be held on Nov. 29.

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The new type is expected to enter revenue service on December 1, 2017. it is going to operate domestic flights while the crews complete the transition from the 737-800 to the MAX.

Photos by: @PabloK75 (Desde El Patio Blog), Joaquín Amieva, and @SanfiAr

2 COMMENTS

  1. I guess the authorities didn’t do any ceremony because of the somber week with the sad news of the submarine.
    But Im disappointed with the interior of the plane, it looks so generic and basic, it doesn’t gives the impression of a brand new, latest technology airplane ( from the pax point of view).

  2. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aerolíneas Argentinas today celebrated the delivery and commercial debut of the first 737 MAX airplane for the airline and for Latin America.

    Aerolíneas took delivery of the airplane, a MAX 8, in late November and flew the first commercial flight about a week later from Buenos Aires to Mendoza, becoming the first in the region to operate the new and improved 737 airplane.

    “Adding the 737 MAX to our fleet is yet one more example of the growth we are envisioning for our company,” said Mario Dell´ Acqua, President of Aerolíneas Argentinas. “We feel both proud and responsible to continue working to deliver enhanced connectivity and an elevated experience to our passengers.”

    Aerolíneas Argentinas is experiencing strong growth, with a 15 percent increase in passenger traffic in the past year, and a 22 percent increase since 2015. To support that growth, the airline plans to take delivery of 12 MAX airplanes and use them on flights regionally and, later in 2018, to the Caribbean.

    “The 737 MAX 8 is a significant addition to Aerolíneas’ fleet. The MAX will enable the airline to continue to grow and win market-share in the competitive single-aisle marketplace,” said Ricardo Cavero, vice president, Latin America sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “It is a tremendous honor that Aerolíneas Argentinas will be the first Latin American carrier to fly the 737 MAX, and we’re confident the airplane’s efficiency and reliability will help meet their goals.”

    The 737 MAX is the fastest selling airplane in Boeing history, surpassing 4,000 total orders to date. The MAX family incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

    The Aerolíneas Argentinas MAX 8 is configured for 170 passengers and fly 3,515 nautical miles (6,510 kilometers).

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