Boeing 737-MAX has performed a successful test flight

Boeing 737-MAX has performed a successful test flight


The aircraft has already received more than 2.2 thousand of orders from 47 companies. Availability and commercial exploitation machines planned for the third quarter of 2017.

WASHINGTON, 30 Jan –. The newest aircraft B737-MAX Corporation Boeing made a successful test flight, the aircraft manufacturer announced on Friday.

“Thanks to today’s first flight B737-MAX, we stand on the threshold of a completely new era of innovation. But it was also a result and the passion for inventions, which were supported and developed by our company last a hundred years” — presented in a release words of General Director of the division of Boeing “Commercial aircraft” ray Conner.

He also noted that “feels tremendously proud, because it begins the process of testing the aircraft with unprecedented fuel efficiency.” Within the first two-hour test flight, which began at 9.46 time Seattle, WA (20.46 GMT), the aircraft climbed to a height of 7,65 thousand metres and reached a flight speed of 463 kilometers per hour.

Boeing claims that the 737-MAX consumes 16% less fuel than the Airbus A320, and 4% less than the rival Airbus A320neo. The aircraft has already received more than 2.2 thousand of orders from 47 companies. Availability and commercial exploitation machines planned for the third quarter of 2017.