LIVE: Boeing 737 MAX 9 will operate the first flight
Today, at 19 time: 00 (Romania time), the first Boeing 737 MAX 9 will take off for the first time!
We followed the evolution of the new 737 MAX aircraft developed by Boeing. The 737 MAX 8 is preparing to enter the commercial service, and the 737 MAX 9 is preparing for the first flight in its history.
Boeing 737 MAX 9 was unveiled on March 7 2017. As we used to, we like to write history in commercial aviation. Today, more than a month after the official presentation, we will witness the first flight in aviation history.
LIVE: Boeing 737 MAX 9 on the first flight
737 MAX 9 is the second member of the Boeing 737 MAX family. It can carry up to 220 passengers, with a flight range of up to 6 500 kilometers. The propulsion is provided by 2 CFM International LEAP-1B engines.
It will debut in commercial service in 2018. After 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9, the Boeing 737 MAX family of aircraft will be enriched with two more members: 737 MAX 7 (the smallest in the family) and 737 MAX 200 (the largest capacity aircraft in the MAX family).