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PICTURE: Xiamen Airlines takes first 737 Max 8

Xiamen Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft it has on order.

The Max 8, registered B-1288, was handed over to the airline in Seattle this morning. Flight Fleets Analzyer shows that the jet is owned and managed by Xiamen Airlines.

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The carrier tells FlightGlobal that the CFM International Leap-1B-powered jet will mostly be used to link Fuzhou to points across Southeast Asia.

In March, the carrier firmed an order for 20 737 Max 8 and 10 737 Max 10 aircraft.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the all-Boeing operator has 164 aircraft in service, comprised of 148 737s, 12 787s and four 757s.

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