The largest member of 737 Max family, the 737 MAX 10, is being put through its paces on its test programme with Boeing saying all the engineering test points are nearly complete.

“The 737-10, is the most efficient single-aisle aircraft,” said Mike Fleming, senior vice president, 737 MAX Return to Service.

“We have tested the new main landing gear, and it has been through break testing. It has now flown over 500 flight hours and we are very pleased so far.”

Certification rigour

Like Boeing’s other 737 MAX models, the MAX 10 incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, advanced technology winglets, Boeing Sky interiors, plus large flight deck displays, and other improvements.

“It is no secret that approval for the 737-10 is taking longer on documents than it has in the past – I think there is rigour on both sides,” said Fleming.

“Everyone from Congress to regulatory agencies and design build are not taking anything for granted. We are progressing with the regulatory agencies in a very positive way but at the end of the day, the regulator controls the time-frame.”
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