iFly Previews Boeing 737 MAX Beta In Action

iFly showcases their highly anticipated 737 MAX for P3D

It has been a couple of months since the flight simulator community heard any news regarding iFly’s upcoming Boeing 737 MAX add-on for Prepar3D. However, the developer released a performance test on the Flight1 YouTube channel, providing us with the first preview of the 737 MAX in action.

The Boeing 737 MAX has become one of the most well-known and scrutinized Boeing aircraft in recent years. The MAX family is the successor to the popular Boeing 737 NG family and has received numerous cockpit, interior, engine, and wing design upgrades to compete with the Airbus A320neo family. After being in 2019 due to design flaws, the 737 MAX finally returned to flight in late 2020 and has slowly become the narrowbody aircraft of choice for many airlines.

In addition to being airlines’ preferred aircraft, the flight simulation community has been anxiously waiting for a developer to release a 737 MAX. Thankfully, iFly announced earlier this year they would develop a MAX for P3D and showed off previews earlier this summer. Now, with the performance test video released, we can anticipate the aircraft is reaching release soon.

In the video description, iFly noted the performance test was conducted on P3D v5 with almost max settings on an i9-29000K and an Nvidia RTX 3080. The aircraft seemed to fly perfectly on this test, with little to no lag or stutters. In addition to the fantastic performance, the video highlights the aircraft’s detailed sounds and systems. Each switch and button tested in the video appeared to have a unique sound, and the CFM LEAP-1B engines operated similarly to their real-life counterparts. Lastly, the aircraft’s electronic flight bag (EFB) was previewed and tested during the climb-out phase. While it appeared less detailed than the EFB in PMDG’s 737s, iFly’s EFB was responsive and displayed all the pertinent information.

For now, iFly’s 737 MAX is still in beta testing, and FSElite will continue to monitor the aircraft’s development.

Discover More, Give Feedback & Share
Devan Pandya
Ever since being introduced to FS9 and FSX at age 3, Devan has been an avid avgeek and flight simmer. He continues to pursue this passion by studying for his private pilot license and creating aviation social media content as "The757Avgeek."
Join the Conversation

We value great, engaging and constructive conversations. Read our community guidelines. Updated May 17th 2022.

Promoted Products
Next Level Racing Flight Solution
Comfortable seating for your flight simulation needs.
LKPR – Prague Airport
See the capital of the Czech Republic. A stunning recreation of the iconic airport is now ready for you.
Remote CDU / Remote Overhead
Get the CDU on your mobile device - now also for MSFS
Content Feedback

What did you think of iFly Previews Boeing 737 MAX Beta In Action?

Feedback Type *
Tell us more *
Be descriptive (min 20 characters), but also concise (max 200 characters).
Your Name *
Let us know who we're talking to.
Your Email *
So we can gather additional feedback if we need it.
Do you accept our privacy policy? *
X-Plane 11
X-Plane 12
Prepar3D v5
Infinite Flight

Search FSElite