Today, at 10:00 a.m. local time, a Boeing 737 Max 10 (Call sign BOE101) will make its first flight from Renton Municipal Airport to Seattle.
The 737 Max 10’s maiden flight, scheduled for approximately 10 a.m. local time from Seattle, will commence off months of testing and certification before entering service in 2023. The MAX 10 is the MAX family’s fourth generation. Twenty customers have ordered 550 MAX 10s too far.
#BREAKING – Although no formal announcement from #Boeing, multiple sources have confirmed to me that the 1st flight of the @BoeingAirplanes #737MAX10 will indeed be taking place today from @FlyRenton. Here are a few pics from this morning of it on the ramp. #737MAX10FF #737FF pic.twitter.com/tamMOEhFBt— Brandon Farris Photography (@BDFphotography) June 18, 2021
The MAX 10 made its debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show. At the introduction, Boeing received 240 orders from ten clients. The MAX 10 is the biggest of Boeing’s four MAX versions, capable of flying 3,800 miles (6,110 kilometers) and carrying up to 230 people (depending on the cabin configuration).
It had considered modifying the 737 Max 10 to increase its range versus the A321neo but is now considering a more audacious proposal to replace the single-aisle 757, which overlaps with the MAX family’s high-end.
Despite this, Boeing is ramping up its attempts to market the 737 Max 10, focusing on Ireland’s Ryanair.
Friday’s trip will include a redesigned landing gear system, highlighting an industry struggle to wring the most mileage out of the current generation of single-aisle aircraft.
The 737 MAX 10’s first deliveries have been delayed by three years.
The MAX 10 is powered by the same LEAP-1B engines as the previous MAX models and has the same wingspan. However, the MAX 10’s fuselage is longer than that of the last three versions. The MAX 10 is eight meters wider than the MAX 7, the smallest version.