Boeing's First Second Century Jet Flies
Boeing recently completed the first flight of their newest jet at their Seattle plant making it the first such flight in the companies second century. (see video below) The plane is the fourth version of the original 737, which made its first flight in 1967 and has become one of Boeing's most profitable aircraft.
The 737 MAX family of airplanes is designed to deliver more of everything. There's more advanced technology from nose to tail: new engines, new winglets, new flight deck displays and the interior, with more seats to maximize profit potential. More profit for operators, more comfort for passengers.
According to Boeing the Max offers 737 MAX, "delivers 8% lower operating costs than its main competitor. The new Advanced Technology winglet increases fuel efficiency by 1.8%. More Reliability – the benefit of 99.7% dispatch reliability is that an airline with a fleet of 100 737 MAXs will avoid delaying over 65,000 passengers. The superior fuel efficiency of the 737 MAX reduces carbon emissions. The quieter 737 MAX has a 40% smaller noise footprint than today's single-aisle airplanes."