30 Jun Boeing’s 737 Max 10 Successfully Completes First Test Flight
Its largest plane of the 737 Max family, the Max 10 successfully completed its first test flight. The company has now begun the certification process that will enable the plane to be available for passenger service in 2023.
At 143 feet (43.5 meters) in length, the 737 Max 10 is Boeing’s longest single-aisle aircraft. It can seat just about 230 passengers and has a range of over 3300 nautical miles. Designed to compete with AirBus’ 321 Neo, the 737 Max 10 offers a roomy passenger cabin, about 50 percent quieter engines, and 14 percent more efficient engines compared to current 737s.
Capt Jennifer Henderson, the Chief Pilot of the test flight from Washington to Seattle said, “The aeroplane performed beautifully. The profile we flew allowed us to test the aeroplane’s systems, flight controls, and handling qualities.”