Boeing completes first flight of 737-10

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With the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, Boeing completes first flight and begins comprehensive test program.

On June 18, Boeing 737-10, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, completed a successful first flight. The airplane took off from Renton Field at 10:07 a.m. and landed at 12:38 p.m. at Boeing Field in Seattle. It was the first test flight of the next 737 model after MAX 9 took off three years ago.

The flight was the start of a comprehensive test program for the 737-10. Boeing will work closely with regulators to certify the airplane prior to its scheduled entry into service in 2023.

The 737-10 can carry up to 230 passengers. It also incorporates environmental improvements, cutting carbon emissions by 14 percent and reducing noise by 50 percent compared to today’s Next-Generation 737s.

— Boeing