Boeing 737 MAX 9 completed its maiden flight successfully
April 14, 2017
Boeing’s new iconic 737 MAX 9 successfully flew for the first time yesterday. The aircraft was airborne for two hour and 13 minutes and it went through series of testing such as shutting down and restarting the engines one at a time, analyzing flap settings and cycling the landing gear.
The test will be conducted in more advance form to prove the new 737 MAX 9 to be safe and ready to fly passengers.
The aircraft became airborne from Renton Airport near Boeing’s 737 factory and safely landed at Boeing Field in Seattle.
The MAX 9 can carry 220 passengers in a single-cabin layout whereas it can carry 178 passengers in typical first class and coach configurations. According to Boeing, the new aircraft can fly up to 3515 miles non-stop.