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The Boeing 737 MAX 9 departs from Renton Municipal Airport on its maiden flight (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Krautkremer)

A Success: The Boeing 737 MAX 9 Completes Maiden Flight in Washington State

On Thursday, Boeing's new 737 MAX 9 aircraft took to the skies for its first flight. Departing Renton Municipal Airport at 10:52 a.m., the newest addition to the MAX family departed for a two hour and 42-minute test flight before landing at Boeing Field at 1:34 p.m. Captain Christine Walsh and  Captain Ed Wilson piloted the airplane through tests on the aircraft systems, flight controls, and handling qualities, all of which resulted in a successful flight. According to Boeing, 737 MAX 9…

Boeing Signs $3 Billion Deal with Iran Aseman Airlines

Given the recent opening for continued aviation expansion in Iran, Tehran-based Iran Aseman Airlines has announced it will be purchasing 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, along with the option for 30 more as needed. This builds on Boeing's $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air back in December of 2016. The road…

How to Catch a Ride on Southwest’s New 737 MAX…

According to RoutesOnline, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has announced scheduled routes for their brand new 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which will enter service starting on Oct. 1, 2017.  The inaugural flight, operated as WN1, will depart Dallas Love Field and arrive at Houston Hobby Airport before continuing to San Antonio as…

Southwest Outlines New 737 MAX 8 Routes, Announces 737-300 Retirement…

Southwest has announced initial routes for its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the opening of the carrier's Fall 2017 schedule. Also, with the addition of the 737 MAX, the Dallas-based airline is retiring their 737-300 fleet. The 737 MAX 8 will join Southwest's schedule on Oct. 1, 2017, operating…

An AvGeek’s Perspective: The Boeing 737 MAX 9 Rollout

it's a rainy, 33-degree day in early March, and I am up early. I never get up early. Only two things get me out from my warm, electric blanket covered bed at 4:50 in the morning: the sweet smell of cinnamon rolls and bacon, or airplanes. Seattleites can, and will…

Inflight WiFi: The Competition for High Speed at High Altitudes

The ability to stay connected while traveling is now a top priority for the airlines. Companies such as Gogo have been providing inflight internet service since 2008, starting with American Airlines and have expanded to many other carriers. Like any first generation technology, there are problems along with room for…

Southwest’s 737 MAX: Now Viewable on The Renton Flightline

Boeing’s 737 and all of its variations are the best-selling aircraft of all-time and is used by hundreds of airlines. However, with ever changing demands and competition, Boeing has been forced to improve upon an already reliable product. When Airbus introduced the A320neo, which offered higher fuel efficiency and range…

Industry Impact: The Boeing 737 MAX Will Have to Compete

On December 8th, Boeing rolled-out the new 737 MAX aircraft. It had been anticipated for a while, and was seen as an imperative product release for Boeing to come up with an alternative to the Airbus A320neo as quickly as possible. Following the legacy of earlier Boeing 737 versions, it seems…