Boeing Completes First Test Flight of 737-10, The Largest Airplane in the MAX Family
Today, Boeing completed the first test flight of the 230 passenger 737-10, the largest member of the MAX family of airplanes. The aircraft took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington at 10:07 a.m. and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle at 12:38 p.m.
On Friday (June 18, 2021), Boeing announced the completion of the first test flight of the new 737-10, the largest member of the MAX family, today in Washington. The aircraft departed Renton Field in Washington at 10:07 a.m. and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle around two and a half hours later at 12:38 p.m. The aircraft was under the command of Chief 737 Pilot, Captain Jennifer Henderson. Today’s flight was the start of a comprehensive testing program for the aircraft and Boeing will work closely with regulators to certify the 737-10 prior to its scheduled entry into service in 2023.
In Friday’s announcement, Boeing’s 737 Chief Pilot, Captain Jennifer Henderson, said,
“The airplane performed beautifully. The profile we flew allowed us to test the airplane's systems, flight controls and handling qualities, all of which checked out exactly as we expected.”
Also commenting on the 737-10s first successful test flight, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ CEO, Stan Deal, said,
“The 737-10 is an important part of our customers' fleet plans, giving them more capacity, greater fuel efficiency and the best per-seat economics of any single-aisle airplane. Our team is committed to delivering an airplane with the highest quality and reliability.”
The Boeing 737-10 can carry 230 passengers, while incorporating environmental improvements, reducing carbon emissions by 12 percent and noise footprint by 50 percent, compared to today’s Next Generation 737s.
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