Boeing flew the initial high-density seating minor-model derivative of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft for the first time Jan. 13. The aircraft is modified with an additional set of mid-fuselage passenger exit doors to seat up to 200 and becomes the fourth variant of the 737 MAX family to fly, after the 737-7, -8 and -9. For its first flight the aircraft was flown to Paine Field and Moses Lake in Washington before returning to Boeing Field over two hours later. The aircraft, which rolled out from ...

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