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Boe­ing marked a key mile­stone on Novem­ber 22, as thou­sands of em­ploy­ees gath­ered for the de­but of the first 737 MAX 10 at the com­pany’s Ren­ton, Wash­ing­ton fac­tory. Dur­ing a cer­e­mony, Boe­ing lead­ers high­lighted the team’s ac­com­plish­ments and recog­nised their ef­forts in com­plet­ing pro­duc­tion of the new­est mem­ber of the 737 MAX fam­ily.

“Today is not just about a new air­plane. It’s about the peo­ple who de­sign, build and sup­port it,” said Mark Jenks, vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of the 737 pro­gramme. “This team’s re­lent­less fo­cus on safety and qual­ity shows the com­mit­ment we have to our air­line cus­tomers and ev­ery per­son who flies on a Boe­ing air­plane.”

The 737 MAX 10, the largest vari­ant of the MAX fam­ily, can seat up to 230 pas­sen­gers and of­fers the low­est seat­mile cost of any sin­gle-aisle air­plane ever pro­duced. The air­plane will now un­dergo sys­tem checks and en­gine runs prior to first flight next year.

“I’m hon­ored to take this air­plane on its first flight and show the world what you’ve put your heart and soul into,” 737 Chief Pi­lot Jen­nifer Hen­der­son told the em­ployee crowd. The 737 MAX 10 cur­rently has more than 550 or­ders and com­mit­ments from more than 20 cus­tomers around the globe.

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