Boeing has something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as the Federal Aviation Administration has granted type inspection authorization for the 737-10 Max. According to a statement from Boeing, this “clears the airplane to begin certification flight testing.”
“With more than 400 flights and nearly 1,000 flight hours, the 737-10 continues to perform well as we prove…its safety, reliability, and performance through a rigorous testing and certification process,” the company said.
In previous discussions, the aerospace giant indicated it anticipates FAA certification of the aircraft will take place in 2024.
“The FAA granted type inspection authorization for the Boeing 737 Max 10. Safety will dictate the certification timeline,” the FAA said in confirming Boeing’s announcement.
The Boeing 737 Max 10 is the largest of the manufacturer’s single-aisle airliners. According to the company website, “the 737-10 is the largest airplane in the 737 Max family, providing more capacity and the lowest cost per seat of any single-aisle airplane.”
More information on the aircraft can be found here.