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At Boeing's Transonic Wind Tunnel testing lab, technicians hover around a small scale replica of the Boeing 737 MAX. They're conducting tests on the MAX's new Advanced Technology winglet.
The results of these high-accuracy tests will tell if the new winglet measures up to its desired effect.
"If you got out of the shower and your hair wasn't dry, and you got on a scale, we could measure your weight change as your hair dries," said Kevin Watson, a Wind Tunnel Calibration and Validation Engineer.
The 737 MAX model was put through a battery of tests mimicking flight at cruising speed. The results of those tests came back just as predicted: proof that the 737 MAX will deliver significant fuel savings over today's main competitors.
"It puts us in a great position to firm up our configuration by mid 13. Which will allows us to design it in '14, build it in '15, fly it in '16, and deliver it in '17," said 737 MAX Vice President & Chief Project Engineer, Michael Teal.