Boeing 737 MAX 8 takes off on its first test flight
The first Boeing 737 MAX flight test aircraft landed at Boeing Field in Seattle after a 2 hr. 44 min. first flight. The CFM International LEAP-1B-powered 737 MAX 8 took off from Renton, Washington at 9:48 am local time on Jan. 29 as hundreds of rain-soaked onlookers cheered. According to Boeing, the aircraft first ascended to 15,000 feet altitude for a series of tests. It then rose to as high as 25,000 feet. Boeing plans to add three more aircraft to the 737 MAX 8 flight test program, with ...
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