Boeing 737 - Max - Elevated experience of flying
Boeing 737 MAX-8, is the newest member of the Blue Air Fleet, a part of our "THE BETTER WAY TO FLY" promise. Max is not only a tool to offer better travel experience for our passengers, but also a part of our company environment and sustainability focus. Its latest technology and design solutions have transformed it into the perfect choice for our present and future plans.
Blue Air marks a double premiere, its new aircraft being the first Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft to operate commercial flights in Romania and the first to join the fleet of a Romanian air carrier. The 737 MAX family is designed to offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in its class. The 737 MAX is the latest model from the manufacturer Boeing, offering state-of-the-art technology, sustainability and an exceptional degree of comfort.
The 737 MAX records a 16% reduction in carbon emissions and fuel consumption and a 40% lower noise level compared to its predecessor 737NG. The new CFM LEAP-1B engine combines the best technologies, is designed for the rigors of operations of this class of aircraft and created specifically for the 737 MAX, representing the key element in achieving fuel economy performance. 737-8 MAX is more sustainable, quieter and more environmentally friendly, offers low operating and maintenance costs and is the mainstay of Blue Air's fleet renewal strategy and long-term competitiveness.
Technology & Design for better flying
New bigger and better engine - 737 MAX is built with the new CFM LEAP-1B engine, that use carbon fiber fan blades with a titanium leading edge, chevrons at the rear of the engine casing and a larger engine that sits higher up and farther forward on the wing.
V-shape new winglets that use detailed design, surface materials and coatings that enable smoother airflow over the winglet. This further reduces drag and increases fuel efficiency.
Unique Boeing Sky Interior - a interior design concept that was previously used in Boeing 787 Dreamliner is used in 737 Max - 8, with features such as special soundproofing of the cabin, ergonomically shaped furnishings, variable color illumination, easily accessible and spacious luggage compartments and thoughtful details that say that comfort counts.
Reliability and easy to operate
Easy to pilot - A bigger flight deck, with bigger screens that offer more information with less effort for pilots.
Improved reliability - due to wide ease of maintenance, wide availability of 737 pilots, and the global infrastructure that supports the aircraft in operation.
Lower operating costs - reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions.
Less time spent in maintenance processes - the new technologies, with fewer systems and components mean also less time to be out of service, in maintenance processes.
Improvements for longer, better, safer flights
During the last few years the best aviation experts from Boeing have:
√ Redesigned how the airplane’s flight control computers process the information provided by the Angle of Attack (AOA) sensors
√ Enhanced flight control computer software
√ Shaped and implemented the new AT winglet, the most efficient ever designed for a production airplane
√ Designed and obtained certification for Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight control law, in order to provide consistent handling qualities in unusual flight conditions
Yes. The best engineers, aviation specialists from Boeing, together with customers and regulators have worked tocether to certify and implement the software update and associated training, the 737 MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) gave its seal of approval for the return to service of a modified version of the Boeing 737 MAX, mandating a package of software upgrades, electrical wiring rework, maintenance checks, operations manual updates and crew training which will allow the plane to fly safely in European skies after almost two years on the ground.
MCAS, or Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, is a flight control law implemented on the 737 MAX to provide consistent aircraft handling characteristics at elevated Angles of Attack in certain unusual flight conditions only. MCAS is not expected to operate in regular commercial flight conditions. With the changes we have made to the airplane, most flight crews are likely never to experience a situation that would activate MCAS.
The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight control law was designed and certified for the 737 MAX to provide consistent handling qualities in unusual flight conditions. The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) only activates in the rare instance when all of these three conditions occur at the same time:
• The airplane Angle of Attack approaches a value higher than normal due to very slow speeds or aggressive maneuvering.
• The pilot is flying manually.
• The airplane flaps are up.