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Video answers: ‘Boeing’s 737 MAX test plane’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. They needed a reboot because the previous version was getting a little old and ‘long in the tooth’.
  2. It’s got new engines, split-tip winglets, airframe updates and some new technology in the cockpit.
  3. It’s 14% more efficient and 40% quieter.
  4. The test pilots fly the plane at the edge of the envelope, sometimes beyond the edge to make sure it’s safe for the flying public.
  5. They use it to take measurements of what’s happening behind the plane.

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