Boeing 737 MAX
Introducing the new Boeing 737 MAX
Between October 2017 and 2018 we introduced our new Boeing 737 MAX fleet.
A total of 23 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have now joined us & together with the Boeing 737-700 introduced previously - these aircraft have now allowed us to phase out the Boeing 757 & Airbus A319/321 fleet.
We set out to simplify our narrow-body aircraft fleet by 2019 by introducing an aircraft that could operate long flights from regional airports, ETOPS North Atlantic routes and also operate short flights economically when required. It would need to carry more passengers than our Boeing 757 could to improve yields and be suitable across 70% of our network.
Furthermore, to have a narrow-body fleet of one family type that can deliver all this and operate at much lower costs. The answer was the Boeing 737 Family - and since the end of 2016 we have introduced the Boeing 737-700 and between 2017 & 2018 the brand new Boeing 737 MAX. As at November 2018, we now have one family of aircraft that can be operated by the same flight crew's across 70% of our network on short & long sectors.
BRITISHJET operates 2 different cabin versions of it’s Boeing 737 MAX. An all economy 1 class cabin version with more capacity and a 2 class cabin version with business & economy cabins - this aircraft has slightly less capacity and is used on longer flights. The aircraft versions are distinguished in our timetables with a small start icon as below:
38M - 1 class
38m★- 2 Class / etops
NUMBER IN FLEET: 23
CAPACITY: 20C / 144Y or 189y
CREW: 2 PILOTS & 4 cabin crew
ENGINES: 2 X CFM leap-1b
RANGE: 3,550 NAUTICAL MILES
CRUISING SPEED: 520 MPH / 0.79 mach
MAX SERVICE CEILING: 41,000FT
wing area: 127 m
length: 39.52 m
38m★ - etops / 2 class version
38m- 1 class version
BUSINESS CLASS CABIN ★
LIE FLAT BUSINESS CLASS BED SEATS ★
AC POWER AT BUSINESS CLASS SEATS ★
USB POWER AT ALL SEATS
HD PERSONAL ENTERTAINMENT SCREENS AT ALL SEATS
EXTRA LARGE SPACE BINS
BOEING SKY INTERIOR WITH STATE OF THE ART MOOD LIGHTING
2 ETOPS LIFE RAFTS ★
★ Feature on the 2 Class / ETOPS version only