The 737-8, marketed as the MAX 8, is set to enter service in early June with the first delivery this month of more than 3,700 orders for this third generation of the world’s bestselling jetliner. Fifty years after the 737’s first flight, Boeing will pass the 9,500-deliveries mark in May. And that number could easily be eclipsed if the aircraft stays in production until 2030, as planned. The Guppy, a popular nickname among pilots of Boeing’s smallest jetliner, has been in ...

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