Air International 2016-09
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M.Broadbent - MAX /Commercial/
The 737 MAX cockpit looks very similar to the 737NG, but new features include four 15.1 in LCD multifunction screens and new data collection and storage capabilities.
A focus for the investigations into the 737 MAX accidents is the aircraft's Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System, a flight control law designed to enhance pitch stability.
Airplane 4 is carrying out what Boeing calls “right at first flight" test work, which involves turning the aircraft as a line operator would in normal daily operations.
The larger fan size of the MAX 8’s CFM LEAP-1B engines relative to the CFM56-7BS on the 737NG is evident in this photo. The LEAP-1 B’s fan diameter is 69.4in (1,760mm).
N8702L is used for performance testing. It is pictured departing El Alto International Airport in La Paz during the aircraft’s deployment there for high-altitude take-off tests.
The Advanced Technology Winglet is set to provide a 1.8% reduction in fuel burn compared to the Blended Winglets that feature on the 737NG.