Icelandair firms order for 16 737 MAX 8s and 9s

Icelandair has announced a firm order today for 16 737 MAX airplanes. The order, originally announced as a commitment for 12 airplanes in December 2012, has increased to 16 airplanes and includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s, as well as purchase rights for 8 additional 737 MAXs.

The 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX will also feature the sleek new Boeing Sky Interior, which boasts modern lines, a spacious cabin with more headroom and LED lighting that offers vibrant color options. Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 14 percent fuel-use improvement over today's most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes.