SEATTLE—Boeing is set to begin preflight tests of the first 737 MAX, following a Dec. 8 unveiling event for employees at its Renton, Washington, facility. The aircraft—expected to make its first flight in 2016—rolled off the production line and into the paint hangar on Nov. 30, the exact date defined in the program schedule four years ago. Its entry-into-service targeted for the third quarter of 2017 with launch customer Southwest Airlines, the MAX will succeed the 737 ...

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