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Boeing's largest 737 Max takes flight amid headwinds from Airbus

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 05:50

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A Boeing 737 Max 9 during a first-flight event for the company's new airplane at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday. It is designed to seat 204 travellers in a single-class cabin, about 16 more people than the Max 8, while flying the same distance.

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BOEING'S newest and largest 737 Max gunned down the runway and soared over the shore of Lake Washington, south of Seattle, on its maiden flight on Thursday.

The latest model in Boeing's best-selling jet family achieved the critical milestone at 10.52am local time, days

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