Industry Turkmenistan Airlines to order three 737 MAX 7 aircraft

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The Turkmenistan government has announced, that Turkmenistan Airlines is allowed to order three MAX 7 aircraft.

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The president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, has signed an agreement, that allows national flag carrier airline Turkmenistan Airlines to order three Boeing 737 MAX 7 aircraft.

Two of the aircraft are for the carrier’s fleet, while the third aircraft will be a VIP version of Boeings new 737 MAX 7. Reportedly, the VIP aircraft will be operating for the government of Turkmenistan.

Currently, the government uses Turkmenistan Airlines aircraft when on international duty. Especially the Boeing 777-200s are being used, when the president has international appointments. On shorter routes, a CRJ 700 will be deployed to transport officials.

The other two 737 MAX 7 aircraft are intended for flag carrier Turkmenistan Airlines. The airline operates with an aging all-Boeing aircraft fleet. In a statement, the government said that the airline will modernize its fleet by ordering the new aircraft. Moreover, the MAX aircraft are set to enhance the quality and culture of passenger service.

Boeing´s new 737 MAX 7 took of to its maiden flight in March 2018. Since then, the test bed aircraft have performed several tests to ensure, that all safety requirements are being fulfilled. Boeing hopes to receive the aircraft certificate as soon as possible.

On FIA18, Seacons Trading has also ordered one 737 MAX 7. The aircraft has a range of 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) and features advanced engines and improved aerodynamics. The BBJ MAX family from Boeing includes the BBJ MAX 7, BBJ MAX 8 and BBJ MAX 9.

Turkmenistan Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Turkmenistan. Its 17 Boeing aircraft strong fleet consists of three Boeing 737-700s, eight 737-800s, two 757-200s and three 777-200s. The airline serves 13 countries on 24 destinations. Turkmenistan Airlines was founded in 1992 and has its operational hub at Ashgabat International Airport.

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