Friday’s flight is scheduled for 10 a.m. Seattle time, although the schedule could change depending on weather or other factors, said the people, who asked not to be identified since the plans are confidential. The plane was rolled out in late 2019 and remained in storage as the Chicago-based planemaker worked with regulators to end the broader grounding.
The Max 10 is the final planned Max model, and also the largest of the single-aisle jets. The aircraft can seat as many as 230 travelers in a single-cabin configuration favored by budget carriers and fly 3,300 nautical miles (about 6,000 kilometers) if outfitted with an auxiliary fuel tank.
Boeing borrowed its landing gear design from the wide-body 777 jetliner to accommodate a frame stretched to compete with Airbus SE’s hot-selling A321neo jets. Boeing is also working to certify the smallest Max, the Max 7, as well as its initial 777X jetliner.