Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc continues to expand and develop its fleet.
The delivery of the first 737 Max comes only a week after the company received its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The company will receive three more 737 Max 8s and three more 787-9s over the coming months.
Quoted by several international media outlets, the CEO and chairman of RAM, Abdelhamid Addou, said, “We are pleased to receive our airline’s first 737 MAX, which will soon be joined by three other airliners from the same family.”
Addou said the planes will help expand the company’s “medium-haul portfolio, which forms the backbone of Royal Air Maroc’s fleet.”
He added that the company’s “choice of this airplane is in line with our strategy of continuously expanding and modernizing our fleet, and comes just a few days after the announcement of Royal Air Maroc’s invitation to join the most prestigious Oneworld Alliance.”
According to Addou, the planes will improve RAM’s position on the continent.
The 737 Max is “the latest and more efficient version of the 737 airplane,” according to Boeing.
The plane is designed to offer “more direct routes” for passengers, according to Boeing.
“The unmatched reliability of the MAX means more 737 flights depart on time with fewer delays. And technological advances plus powerful LEAP-1B engines are helping to redefine the future of efficient and environmentally friendly air travel,” said Boeing.
The company added that its Max is the ”fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history,” accumulating nearly “4,700 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide.”
The giant airplane company has a joint venture with Morocco Aero-Technical Interconnect Systems (MATIS Aerospace) in Casablanca.