Boeing has successfully completed the first flight of the 737 MAX 10.
The flight of this, the largest in the 737 MAX family, took place on 18 June at Renton Field near Seattle.
“The airplane performed beautifully,” said 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson. “The profile we flew allowed us to test the airplane’s systems, flight controls and handling qualities, all of which checked out exactly as we expected.”
Airlines expected to take delivery of the 737 MAX 10 include Copa Airlines, flydubai, Gol Transportes Aereos, Lion Air, Malaysia Airlines, SkyUp, TUI Group, VietJet Air, WestJet.
United Airlines also has 100 of the type on order.
The first 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.