Boeing 737 MAX 9 taxi test the day before the maiden flight.
The Boeing 737 MAX 9 taxis down the runway before takeoff.
ATW screenshot of Boeing video.
Boeing 737 MAX 9 sets up for takeoff.
Boeing 737 MAX 9 live flight tracker.
High in the clouds.
Boeing 737 MAX 9 readies to land.
Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9, the second variant of the re-engined 737, completed its maiden flight April 13, 2017, officially starting its flight test program. The aircraft took off at 10:52 a.m. PST and completed its flight 2 hours, 42 minutes later, landing at 1:34 p.m PST.
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