Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9, the second variant of the re-engined 737, launched its maiden flight Thursday, officially starting its flight test program. The aircraft took off at 10:52 a.m. PST and completed its flight 2 hours, 42 minutes later, landing at 1:34 p.m PST. The company rolled out the aircraft March 7 at its Renton, Washington facility. The CFM International LEAP-1B-powered MAX 9's first flight comes just over 14 months after the MAX 8 achieved first flight. While ...

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