The MAX 10, the largest model of the 737 MAX Group from the aircraft manufacturer Boeing, began its first test flight today. This is a new major step in the return of aircraft types that have been in the no-fly zone for a long time after two fatal accidents.
At around 7pm Dutch time, the plane took off from an airport near Seattle, Washington, where Boeing has a large production facility.
The MAX 10 model is the first 737 to undergo test flights since the US aviation authority resumed its flight. After two accidents within a few months, the 737 MAX aircraft has been grounded globally since the spring of 2019.
The following is an image of MAX 10 taking off:
The accident was caused by a system failure. If the aircraft rises too fast, the system will automatically push the nose down.
Earlier this year, Boeing delayed the delivery of MAX 10 by two years to 2023, reportedly for safety adjustments. This is the last variant planned for the 737 MAX series. The test flight included testing of new sensors. This aircraft was built in 2019 and must be stored before the test flight due to the flight ban.