European authorities have validated the type certificate for the Boeing 737 Max 9, eight months after US FAA approval.

The Max 9 is the second variant of the re-engined type to be cleared by both the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Both authorities approved the first variant, the 737 Max 8, in March 2017.

The Max 9, which is powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines, was granted FAA type certification on 15 February this year. EASA documentation shows that it validated this clearance on 15 October.

Icelandair and Turkish Airlines have each ordered the Max 9. Neither has yet received the aircraft.

Several European carriers have already taken delivery of Max 8s, including Norwegian, LOT, Icelandair and Smart Wings.

Source: Cirium Dashboard