April 13 was a lucky day for Boeing. The first flight operated by Boeing 737 MAX 9 was successful. It took 2 hours and 42 minutes. The aircraft took off at 10: 52 from Boeing Base in Renton, Washington, and landed at 13: 34 at Boeing Base in Seattle.
The first flight operated by Boeing 737 MAX 9
Experienced test pilots - Christine Walsh and Ed Wilson - were on the plane. The control and maneuverability systems of the aircraft were tested. This flight opens the way for new tests, which will be done on the ground and in the air.
Boeing 737 MAX 9 is the second member of the 737 MAX family. It will be able to carry up to 220 passengers, and the flight range will be approximately 6510 kilometers. In a comparison made by planes.axlegeeks.com, 737 MAX 9 wins in front of rival A321 at the cost of fuel / kilometer, a very important thing in today's economic context.
Boeing 737 MAX incorporates state-of-the-art technology. 737 MAX 9 is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines. It seems that Boeing has won the single-aisle betting market.
Boeing plans to deliver the first 737 MAX 9 to the 2018. The 737 MAX aircraft family is gaining more ground in the face of competitors. 3700 aircraft orders were registered from 86 customers.