Assembly of the novel extendable main landing gear for the first stretched Boeing 737-10 variant of the MAX family is underway, marking the start of a development and production ramp-up that will culminate with first flight in late 2019. The new landing gear design, which is 9.5 in. (24 cm) taller than the standard MAX main landing gear when fully extended, is the key enabler for development of the 230-seat 737-10. The taller gear allows Boeing to stretch the 737-9 fuselage by a further 66 ...

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