Boeing Completes 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 Certifications

Boeing Completes 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 Certifications. US regulators UU They have granted Boeing a modified type certificate for the 737 Max 9, clearing the second of the re-engined single-aisle’s major variants to enter service with launch customer Lion Air Group of South East Asia.

"I'm proud of the entire team for helping us reach another milestone of important development," says Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of 737 Max for Boeing.

The first test plane 737-9 achieved the first flight in March 2017, just two months before the 737 Max 8 entered service.

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Boeing Completes 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 Certifications, pic: Boeing 737 MAX 9 Inflight

Boeing has released four major variants of the 737 Max and a minor variant. The 737-9 will be followed next year by the 737 Max 7, the first of which left the Boeing factory last week.

The 737 Max 10, with another extension of landing gear and fuselage section, will begin assembly next year, with a scheduled date for service in 2020.

Boeing is also developing a 737 Max 200 as a variant of the 737 Max 8, with a mid-height exit door to accommodate emergency exit requirements for up to 200 passengers.

Boeing has 4,300 firm orders for the 737 Max of 93 customers. Breaking with tradition in the long-lived 737 series, Boeing does not divide delivery totals among the major variants of the 737 Max.

Boeing 787-10 Certification

While on the other hand, Boeing also awarded by 787-10 certification accomplishement. Going one step closer to the first installment next month, the US Federal Aviation Administration. They have awarded Boeing a production certificate for 787-10 on February 15, according to the manufacturer.

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Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The approval means that Boeing is officially authorized to produce the 330 seat airplane.

Boeing plans to deliver the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines in March. Customers have requested more than 170 787-10 since the program was launched in 2013.

The largest of the three 787 variants is assembled exclusively in North Charleston, South Carolina. The site also produces the 787-9 and the 787-8, along with Boeing's final wide-body assembly complex in Everett, Washington.