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PICTURE: Poland's LOT receives first 737 Max

Polish flag-carrier LOT has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, which it has received through US lessor Air Lease.

LOT becomes the first operator in the Central European region to take the re-engined type, and one of the first overall operators in Europe following Max deliveries to budget carrier Norwegian.

The Polish airline has received a Max 8, registered SP-LVA, one of six being delivered to the carrier by Air Lease.

"We are one of the fastest-growing European airlines and I am certain that this big step forward will help us achieve our goals of increasing our operational effectiveness and improving our service," says chief executive Rafal Milczarski.

All 737 Max jets are powered by the CFM International Leap-1B engine.

LOT was one of the initial European customers for the Boeing 787 and the carrier, which has eight 787-8s, is planning to introduce four 787-9s to its fleet by the end of 2019.

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