Boeing 737 max successfully performed its first flight video
Boeing has successfully completed the first flight of the 737 MAX 8, kicking off flight tests aimed at certification within the planned timetable, allowing the American fleet manufacturer keep the date of its first delivery to Souhthwest Airlines in the third quarter of 2017.
The first flight of the 373 MAX 8, first member of the family 737 MAX, lasted for two hours and 47 minutes, taking off from the airport Renton Field in Renton, Washington, and landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field Airport.
During the flight, the chief pilot for the 737 program MAX, Ed Wilson, and Chief test pilot and Vice President of flight operations of Boeing, Craig Bomben, departed North towards reaching an altitude of 25,000 feet (7.620 m) and a speed of 250 knots, or approximately 288 miles (463 km/h), which are typical values for the first flight of a commercial jet.
More efficient and lower-cost
737 MAX 8, equipped with LEAP-1B engines from CFM International, consumes 20% less than the first aircraft of the 737 Next Geneation and its costs per seat are 8% lower than the of the A320neo, according to Boeing.
Is the first member of the new family of single-aisle Boeing also composed of Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737 MAX 9 and MAX 200 Boeing 737 which gets underway in the phase of tests.
So far, Boeing 737-MAX 62 customers adds to 3,072 family aircraft orders worldwide.