Using single-aisle commercial aircraft on long routes was once considered marginal. An aviation enthusiast looking for record-setting routes for narrowbodies will find a 3,280-nm, 8-hr. Orlando, Florida-Brasilia flight. That route by Brazil’s Gol Airlines is the world’s longest scheduled Boeing 737 route in a 186-seat 737-8 —that is, until the MAX’s global grounding last month. Low-cost carrier Norwegian flew transatlantic with 737 MAXs, but the type’s ...

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