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Boeing's new 737 MAX 7 to take inaugural flight over Seattle Friday


RENTON, Wash. -- Friday will mark a historic first flight of Boeing's newest jet.

The first 737 MAX 7 will take off from Renton around 10 a.m. and will fly over Seattle as part of a 3 hour test flight, landing at Boeing Field around 1 p.m.

The jet is the smallest of the MAX planes, designed for up to 172 passengers, but has the greatest range at 3,850 nautical miles.

Improvements in technology allow the MAX 7 to fly 1,000 nautical miles farther and carry more passengers than its predecessor, the 737-700, all while having an 18 percent lower fuel costs per seat.

The plane already has 4,000 orders and the first will be delivered to Southwest Airlines next year.

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