The first copy of the Boeing 737 MAX 10 will soon fly. The aircraft is being prepared at Renton and has already completed its first high-speed taxiing tests, its maiden flight scheduled for the next few days.
The most capacious version of Boeing’s 737 MAX family, the 737 MAX 10 will be able to carry up to 230 passengers thanks to a fuselage that is 168 cm longer than that of the 737 MAX 9.
This lengthening required in particular the modification of the main landing gear in order to increase the angle of rotation of the aircraft during the take-off and landing phases in order to reduce the distances required on the runway.
The first assembled 737 MAX 10 was first presented to Boeing employees in November 2019, in the midst of the 737 MAX crisis. It was originally scheduled to fly in early 2020.
The company launching this new variant is United Airlines.