MUMBAI- Asia’s richest and top 10 richest people in the world, the Ambani’s are about to get the delivery of the first Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft type in India. The aircraft has been recently spotted in Reliance livery and looks stunning. The plane has the unique registration T7-LOTUS.
UPDATED: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s conglomerate employs the type of Boeing Co. aircraft currently under global scrutiny following a mid-flight fuselage section blowout on Friday.
Ambani Owns 737 MAX 9
Reliance Industries Ltd., overseen by Asia’s wealthiest individual, stands as the sole entity utilizing a corporate jet of the Boeing 737 Max 9 (737-9) variant with a sealed mid-cabin exit door, as indicated by data from the flight data provider Cirium.
Although there were no fatalities in the Alaska Airlines (AS) incident, serious safety concerns have arisen regarding this specific model, leading various carriers to ground their entire fleets.
In response, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an order on Saturday to temporarily halt certain Max 9 aircraft for inspection.
Ambani’s Boeing 737 MAX BBJ
The Reliance Industry will soon have a modern and one of the latest single-aisle airliners. The Boeing 737 MAX 9 BBJ will join the fleet of three existing aircraft. Furthermore, this includes two Embraer ERJ 145 and one Airbus A319.
They also have a fleet of two helicopters, including Dauphin and Sirkorsky. The company has its own hangar and contract maintenance to regional MROs. Similarly, the brand-new Boeing 737 MAX is most likely to be maintained by the country’s leading MROs.
To date, the aircraft has carried out 8 flights, including Test flights and ferry flights. Here are the complete details about aircraft flights.
Boeing 737 T7-LOTUS Flight History
According to Aviation Flights, the aircraft first appeared at Renton Municipal Airport (RNT) in a primer on September 19, 2022.
The T7-LOTUS made its first flight on October 7, 2022. Furthermore, the aircraft flew on this route RNT- Grant County International Airport (MWH)- Grant County International Airport (BFI).
Likewise, it made the second, third, and fourth test flights in the same month. Finally, on October 27, 2022, the luxurious VIP seating got installed on Boeing 737 MAX BBJ.
The aircraft finally made its delivery flight on February 25, 2023. The plane took off from Delaware Coastal Airport (GED). They landed at Henderson Executive Airport (HSH) and were further en route to Southern California Logistics Airport (VCV) in the United States.
However, the T7-LOTUS is most recently spotted at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL) in France. The aircraft flew from Victorville airport to BSL on April 13, 2023.
According to our source, the aircraft is in France to get the advanced VIP interiors and other modifications. The aircraft will likely fit with premium first-class seats, stunning interiors, and customized galleys. After all, it’s the plane that belongs to Reliance and Ambanis.
However, it might be due to some technical installations. Furthermore, the T7-LOTUS can soon take off again and, this time, land in India before making an additional fuel stop at another airport.
The aircraft is built in the Renton production line and has the MSN number 8401. Moreover, the aircraft is powered by two CFMI LEAP 1B powerful jet engines.
About Boeing 737 MAX
The Boeing 737 MAX, a narrow-body airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is the fourth generation of the 737 family, succeeding the Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) and competing with the Airbus A320neo family.
Its development was announced on August 30, 2011, and the first aircraft took its maiden flight on January 29, 2016. It received certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in March 2017.
The first MAX 8 was delivered to Malindo Air in May 2017, which commenced service with the aircraft on May 22, 2017.
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