FARNBOROUGH: ​Boeing reveals plan for 200-seat Max 8

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Boeing is to offer a 200-seat Max 8 as “a new minor model” of its re-engined narrowbody.

The 200-seat Max 8 is “on track to deliver a 20% more fuel-efficient product than today’s 737NG”, says the airframer.

Extra seats will be accommodated via deployment of the same mid-exit door as on the Max 9, it adds.

The 737-800 can seat 189 in a one-class configuration.

Boeing is deliver the first Max 8 in 2017 and the first Max 9 in 2018, and the 200-seat Max 8 will be available thereafter.

CFM International Leap-1B engines will power the jets.