Boeing Next-Generation 737-900 Takes First Flight

The first Boeing Next-Generation 737-900 takes off on its maiden flight, heading over Lake Washington near Seattle. The flight, which lasted three hours, marked the start of a six-month 737-900 flight-test program. The 737-900, largest of the Next-Generation 737 models, was first ordered by Seattle-based Alaska Airlines. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Airlines and Continental Airlines also have ordered the model.

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