The 737-10, the largest plane in the 737 MAX series, successfully completed its inaugural flight today (June 18, 2021). At 10:07 a.m., the plane took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle at 12:38 p.m.
737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson commented, “The airplane behaved flawlessly.” “We were able to test the airplane’s systems, flying controls, and handling qualities with the profile we flew, and everything checked out just as we expected.”
The 737-10’s entire test program began with today’s flight. Boeing will collaborate extensively with regulators to certify the plane before it enters service in 2023.
The 737-10 has a seating capacity of 230 passengers. It also has environmental enhancements, such as a 14 percent reduction in carbon emissions and a 50 percent reduction in noise when compared to today’s Next-Generation 737s.
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