In a standard two-class configuration, the MAX 9 can accommodate 178 passengers vs. the MAX 8's 162, and both have the same 3,515NM range.
The MAX 9 will begin flight tests next month.
After reviewing the enormous amounts of 737 MAX 8 performance and function data collected by Boeing in the certification-testing process, the FAA has granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate for the 737 MAX 8, verifying that the design complies with required aviation regulations and is safe and reliable.
Like the MAX 8, the MAX 9 is designed for greater fuel efficiency than Boeing's previous generation of single-aisle 737 jets, which make up the world's most widely sold class of airplanes.
The 737 MAX 8 is the first in the family to be developed and meets customer demand in the heart of the single-aisle market.
Explosion in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train, 9 injured
The MP government has announced Rs. 25, 000 compensation for the injured and Rs. 50,000 to the critically injured persons. On the other hand, the PRO of Bhopal Division IA Siddiqui has informed that the reason of explosion is not known yet.
There seem to be few takers among aircraft lessors for Boeing's offer to build a bigger version of its 737 MAX family to take on the Airbus A321neo.
"The 737 MAX team continues to do a fantastic job getting us to these important milestones right on schedule", said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of the 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The first Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplane rolled out of its Renton final assembly plant Tuesday morning.
"It is very hard to pick a victor out of those five shells, but there is no doubt they will cannibalise each other", said Aengus Kelly, chief executive of AerCap, the world's second-largest lessor of 737 MAX jetliners. 737 MAX passenger capacity comparisons - Image: Boeing.
The 737 MAX family is the fastest-selling commercial-aircraft family in Boeing history, accumulating orders for more than 3,600 aircraft to date from 83 customers.