SilkAir 737 MAX 8

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Singapore Airlines’ regional arm SilkAir’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8, 9V-MBA (c/n 44246), departed Seattle on September 28. It arrived in Singapore via Guam on October 1 and was officially inaugurated three days later. The airline will introduce a new Singapore–Hiroshima route with the aircraft. SilkAir signed for 37 737 MAXs in November 2012 as part of a 54-aircraft deal including 17 Next Generation 737-800s.