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.Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 landing.^ ALASKA,Boeing 737-700 .

^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 737-300 .

^ IMAGES Southwest Airlines Boeing 737.
  • Boeing 737 (jetliner) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

Role Airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
First flight April 9, 1967
Introduction February 10, 1968 with Lufthansa
Status Active
Primary users Southwest Airlines
Continental Airlines
Ryanair
Alaska Airlines
Produced 1968 – Present
Number built 6,285 as of January 2010[1]
Unit cost 737-100: US$32 million[2]
737 NG: US$51.5-87 million (2008)[3][4]
Variants Boeing T-43
Boeing 737 Classic
Boeing 737 Next Generation
.The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner.^ What is the maximum range of a boeing 737?
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^ Large Airliner Boeing 737-300 .
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^ Overview The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner.
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.Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from Boeing's 707 and 727, the 737 has nine variants with the -600, -700, -800 and -900 currently in production.^ ALASKA,Boeing 737-700 .

^ A Boeing 737-800 Crashed in Schipol .
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^ Boeing 737-600 .
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.Originally envisioned in 1964, the 737 first flew in 1967,[5] and entered airline service in February 1968.[5][6] The 737 is Boeing's only single-aisle, narrow-body airliner currently in production, sometimes serving markets previously filled by 707, 727, 757, DC-9 and MD-80/90 airliners.^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 737-300 .

^ IMAGES Southwest Airlines Boeing 737.
  • Boeing 737 (jetliner) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ It is Boeing's last surviving narrow-body airliner currently in production, sometimes serving markets previously filled by 707, 727, 757, DC-9 and MD-80/90 airliners.
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.The 737 has been continuously manufactured by Boeing since 1967 with 6,285 aircraft delivered and 2,063 orders yet to be fulfilled as of January 2010.[1] The 737 series is the most-ordered and most-produced jet airliner in history as of April 2009,[5] although the Airbus A320 is the currently most-ordered jet airliner family.^ Kiwi Aircraft Images: Boeing 737 Boeing 737 .

^ Both Boeing and Airbus do this on the A320 and the 737.

^ Purchase Of Boeing 737-400 Aircraft .
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[7][8] .There are on average 1,250 737s airborne at any given time, with one departing or landing somewhere every five seconds on average.^ On average, one takes off every five seconds.
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^ On average, one takes off or lands every five seconds.

^ There are over 1,250 737s airborne at any given time, with one departing or landing somewhere every five seconds on average.
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[9]

Contents

Development

Origins

.Boeing had been studying short-haul jet aircraft designs and wanted to produce another aircraft to supplement the 727 on short and thin routes.^ Tips & Warnings The 737 was designed to meet the needs of short and mid-range air routes serving smaller airports.
  • How to Identify a Boeing 737 | eHow.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ English: The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range commercial jet, and the best-selling airliner in history.

^ Boeing's internal designation for this design study was the 763-246C. If it had gone into production, it would likely have been rechristened the 787 to conform to the standard Boeing naming convention.
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[10] .Preliminary design work began on 11 May 1964,[11] and Boeing's intense market research yielded plans for a 50 to 60 passenger airliner for routes 50 to 1,000 mi (80 to 1,610 km) long.^ While Boeing had originally planned for a 60 to 85 seat aircraft, consultation with launch customer Lufthansa resulted in a change to 100 seats.
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^ Member since: November 30, 2008 Total points: 293 (Level 2) Add to My Contacts Block User The Boeing 737-800 has the range of 5,670 km under the designed maximum load.
  • What is the maximum range of a boeing 737? - Yahoo! Answers 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ The creation of a short to medium haul airliner was conceived by Boeing in 1964, when the aircraft was seen as a competitor for the DC-9 and Bac1-11.

[10][12] .Lufthansa became the launch customer on 19 February 1965,[13] with an order for 22 aircraft, worth $67 million[14] (1965, $190.28 million in 2008), after the airline reportedly received assurances from Boeing that the 737 project would not be cancelled.^ Over 230 customers have ordered 6,000+ of the Boeing 737 aircraft.
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^ Kiwi Aircraft Images: Boeing 737 Boeing 737 .

^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 737-300 .

[15] .Consultation with Lufthansa over the previous winter resulted in an increase in capacity to 100 seats.^ While Boeing had originally planned for a 60 to 85 seat aircraft, consultation with launch customer Lufthansa resulted in a change to 100 seats.
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^ As a result of final design talks with launch customer Lufthansa the capacity was increased to 100, but the range and load factor figures still stand.

[13]
.On April 5, 1965, Boeing announced an order by United Airlines for 40 737s.^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 737-300 .

^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 767-300 .

^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 777-200 .

.United wanted a slightly larger airplane than the original design; therefore, Boeing stretched the fuselage an extra 91 centimetres (36 in) ahead of, and 102 centimetres (40 in) behind the wing.^ The airplane was handed over in a special dual paint scheme that combines the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage.

^ The Boeing 737-700 airplane has the same fuselage as the 737-300 and fitted with new wing, tail sections and stabilizer.
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^ The B737-400 was designed several years after the -300, having an additional stretched fuselage - making its fuselage length 36,45 meter or 119 feet 17 inch and it has a maximum seating of 188 persons.
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[16] The longer version was designated 737-200, with the original short body aircraft becoming the 737-100.[17]
.Detailed design work continued on both variants at the same time.^ We are talking to Aviation Partners – the same people who work with Boeing on an older design [i.e.

^ The airline has found a number of other Boeing 737s with scratches in the same location "that need minor work, which can be done at a later time," according to an American spokesman.
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.Boeing was far behind its competitors when the 737 was launched, as rival aircraft BAC 1-11, Douglas DC-9, and Fokker F28[14] were already into flight certification.^ Kiwi Aircraft Images: Boeing 737 Boeing 737 .

^ Special Boeing 737 aircraft .
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^ The Boeing 737-900 is also a very popular aircraft in Flight Simulator.
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.To expedite development, Boeing utilized 60% of the structure and systems of the existing 727, most notably the fuselage cross section.^ To speed up the development time, Boeing reused as much technology from the existing 707 and 727 as possible, most notably the fuselage.
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^ Design features included two underwing mounted turbofans and 60% structural and systems commonality with the 727, including the same fuselage cross section (making it wider than the competing five abreast DC-9 and BAC-111).
  • Boeing 737-100/200 | Airliners.net 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airliners.net [Source type: General]

^ While Boeing pushed developing an upgraded 747 model, most airlines indicated that they would prefer an entirely new design instead.
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.This fuselage permitted six-abreast seating compared to the rival 1-11 and DC-9's five-abreast layout,[13] but the widened cross-section and short fuselage complicated the aerodynamics of the aft-mounted engines common with airliners of the time.^ Even with the early shortcomings, 737 was cheaper and quicker to design, featuring six-abreast seating compared to the 1-11 and DC-9's five-abreast layout.
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^ A roughly 18-foot long section of the fuselage separated from the aircraft, and a flight attendant who was standing in the aisle at the time was ejected out of the aircraft.
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^ The creation of a short to medium haul airliner was conceived by Boeing in 1964, when the aircraft was seen as a competitor for the DC-9 and Bac1-11.

.As a result, engineers decided to mount the nacelles directly to the underside of the wings.^ If portions of engine mounts are installed backward, according to the FAA, the result can be increased structural loads on some parts and in extreme cases, "separation of the engine from the airplane."
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^ As a result, engineers mounted the engines on pylons directly to the underside of the wings; which kept the aircraft low to the ground for easy ramp operations.
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^ The second generation of 737s replaced the rather loud Pratt & Whitney JT-8 engines with the more economical and quieter CFM-56 engines, resulting in the unique squashed nacelle slung under the wing.
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.The placement of this weight below the center of the aircraft also reduced stresses on the airframe, which allowed for a lighter wing,[18] and kept the engines low to the ground for easy ramp operations.^ Advanced technology winglets allow airlines to save on fuel, extend its range, carry more payload and reduce engine maintenance costs.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - About the 737 Family 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: News]

^ The aircraft is equipped with two CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines each rated at 118kN. The aircraft's maximum take-off weight is 171,000lb (77,110kg).
  • 737 AEW&C Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft - Air Force Technology 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airforce-technology.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The aircraft selected for the Wedgetail is the Boeing 737-700 increased gross weight variant (IGW), based on the airframe of the Boeing Business Jet.
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[19] .The engine chosen was the Pratt & Whitney JT8D-1 low-bypass ratio turbofan engine.^ These 737s are powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass ratio turbofan engines.
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^ The engines were described as Pratt & Whitney JT8D series.
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^ The engines used on the Original 737 models are Pratt and Whitney JT8D low-bypass turbofans.
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[20] With the wing-mounted engines, Boeing decided to mount the horizontal stabilizer on the fuselage rather than the T-tail style of the Boeing 727.[16]
The prototype 737, a -100 operated by NASA for testing.
.The initial assembly of the 737 was adjacent to Boeing Field (now officially called King County International Airport) because the factory in Renton was at capacity building the 707 and 727. After 271 aircraft, production was moved to Renton in late 1970.[15][21] A significant portion of the fuselage assembly is in Wichita, Kansas previously by Boeing but now by Spirit AeroSystems, which purchased some of Boeing's assets in Wichita.^ Kiwi Aircraft Images: Boeing 737 Boeing 737 .

^ First Boeing Next-generation 737 Fuselage Arrives in Renton .
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^ Boeing 737 Lufthansa aircraft at the airport in Dresden, Germany.
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[22] .The fuselage is joined with the wings and landing gear, then moves down the assembly line for the engines, avionics and interiors.^ The Revell kit is packed with detail, finely recess panel lines, detailed wheel wells, and landing gear struts.
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^ In parallel, Boeing announced the chance of developing Convertible Cargo 737-700 variant called the 737-700C that would include the BBJ fuselage configuration and the landing gear and wings of the 737-800.
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^ Being in the usual rush I am in I slapped the assemblies together a resultant step occurred between the fuselage and wing assembly near the forward wing root.
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.After rolling out the aircraft, Boeing tests the systems and engines before its maiden flight to Boeing Field, where it is painted and fine tuned before delivery to the customer.^ Boeing 737 Flight Management System .
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^ The pilots were in constant contact with a group of test engineers monitoring the flight at Boeing Field.

^ Boeing flight test pilots, Capts.

[23]
.The first of six -100 prototypes rolled out in December 1966, and made its maiden flight on 9 April 1967 piloted by Brien Wygle and Lew Wallick.^ First roll out .
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^ The 737-200 made its maiden flight on August 8, 1967.
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^ First Flight : April 9, 1967 .

[24] .During nearly 1,300 hours of flight testing it was discovered that the aircraft produced excess drag at high speeds, which could buckle the rear wing spar at loads only 34% above normal.^ During this flight testing, it was discovered that operations with flaps up was also impacted by crossover speed.
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^ At high altitudes, jets fly at a relatively high angle of attack in the thin air (when comared to where we normally see them fly around sea level).  That angle of the "Wedge" most likely minimizes drag at optimum cruise speed and angle of attack.
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^ Two more airplanes were involved in the flight test programme, which, lasted 6.5 month, 800 flight hours in 635 flights and 459 ground test hours.
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.The aircraft were modified with reinforcements, but at a cost to the weight and short-field performance.^ The rear pressure bulkhead was flattened and there were other aerodynamic changes over the -900 variant, including the incorporation of the Short Field Performance package mentioned above.

^ The final wing was a work of art as the specification required both good short field performance and economy at altitude.

[25] .On December 15, 1967 the Federal Aviation Administration certified the -100 for commercial flight,[26] issuing Type Certificate A16WE.[27] The 737 was the first aircraft to have, as part of its initial certification, approval for Category II approaches.^ FAA type certification A16WE was gained on 15 Dec 1967.

^ The 737-900 earns type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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^ The 737-800 earns type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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[28] .Lufthansa received their first aircraft on December 28, 1967 and on February 10, 1968 became the first non-American airline to launch a new Boeing aircraft.^ First flown December 10, 1997.

^ December 29, 1967 to United Airlines.
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^ Boeing Delivers Sunwing Airlines' First New 737-800 .
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[26] .Lufthansa was the only significant customer to purchase the 737-100 and only 30 aircraft were ever produced.^ Altogether only 30 737-100's were ever produced.
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^ Lufthansa was the only customer to purchase the 737-100 from new and only 30 aircraft were ever produced.
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^ The 737-100 made its first flight on April 9 1967 and entered service in February 1968 with Lufthansa, while the last of 30 built was delivered to Malaysia-Singapore Airlines in October 1969.
  • Boeing 737-100/200 | Airliners.net 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airliners.net [Source type: General]

[29]
.The 737-200 had its maiden flight on August 8, 1967. It was certified by the FAA on December 21, 1967,[27][30] and the inaugural flight for United was on April 28, 1968 from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan.^ December 29, 1967 to United Airlines.
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^ The 737-200 made its maiden flight on August 8, 1967.
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^ First Flight : April 9, 1967 .

[26] .The lengthened -200 was widely preferred over the -100 by airlines.^ The lengthened 737-200 was widely preferred and was produced until 1988.
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^ With the growth of the 737-300 and 737-400, Boeing introduced the shortened 500 for the airlines replacing the earlier 737-100 and 737-200.

^ The 737-200 is just a 737-100 with a lengthened fuselage.
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Extended thrust reversers on a retrofitted 737-200
In 1968 an improvement to the thrust reversal system was introduced. .The improvement became standard on all aircraft after March 1969, and a retrofit was provided for active aircraft.^ However, it chose Smiths Aerospace to provide the system that controls all weapons on the aircraft.
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^ The aircraft arrive on a full wet lease with Tarom providing all the pilots and engineers to enable Ryanair to operate the aircraft.
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.Boeing fixed the drag issue by introducing new longer nacelle/wing fairings, and improved the airflow over the flaps and slats.^ Slats slide out the front edge of the main wings during takeoff and landing to stabilize the aircraft, along with flaps that come out of the wings' rear edge.
  • FAA Speeds Up Boeing 737 Inspections - CBS News 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ The engines extended both forward and aft of the wing to reduce aerodynamic interference (further improved by the longer tailpipe of the target thrust reversers in 1969) and the straight top line of the nacelle formed a "stream tube" (aka streamline flow) over the wing to further reduce drag.

^ The Boeing 737-700 airplane has the same fuselage as the 737-300 and fitted with new wing, tail sections and stabilizer.
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.The production line also introduced an improvement to the flap system, allowing increased use during takeoff and landing.^ Slats slide out the front edge of the main wings during takeoff and landing to stabilize the aircraft, along with flaps that come out of the wings' rear edge.
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^ An increase of 10 knots in minimum speed will increase controllability during flight with a hardover rudder at flap settings of "1" through "10".
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^ Radios, line of sight data links and satellite communications, including an Inmarsat system, will be used to move large amounts of data long distances.
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.All these changes gave the aircraft a boost to payload and range, and improved the short-field performance.^ These new aircraft feature even more fuel efficient and quieter engines as well as larger wings, improved avionics, and lower operating costs.
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^ Usually, a short range aircraft’s mission capability is not very crucial compared to long range aircraft.

^ The rear pressure bulkhead was flattened and there were other aerodynamic changes over the -900 variant, including the incorporation of the Short Field Performance package mentioned above.

[26] .In May 1971, after aircraft #135, all improvements, including more powerful engines and a greater fuel capacity, were incorporated into the 737-200, giving it a 15% increase in payload and range over the original -200s.^ The 737-500 was a shortened version of the 737-300, but also incorporated greater range.
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^ Extended range engines with 8 fuel cells.
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^ Winglets provide extended range, more payload and savings on fuel.
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[28] This became known as the 737-200 Advanced, which became the production standard in June 1971.
Boeing 737-200 Adv planform and exposed landing gear tires are visible on this USAF T-43 takeoff
.In 1970, Boeing received only 37 orders.^ As of September 2005, Boeing had received orders for 98 BBJs since 1996 with 78 aircraft already in service in 2004.
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.Facing financial difficulties, Boeing considered closing the 737 production-line and selling the design to Japanese aviation companies.^ Boeing 737-800 production: .
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^ Kittyhawk Productions Boeing 737-800 .
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^ Boeing 737-700 Design .
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[15] .After the cancellation of the Boeing Supersonic Transport, and the scaling back of 747 production, enough funds were freed up to continue the project.^ This Airshow has confirmed that Airbus is very much back on the market, continuing to satisfy customers with the right products.
  • 2007 June archive at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: General]

^ Now, do that to the A32x, 747 and 757 and I'll be even more stunned 0 Back to top of the page up there ^ MultiQuote Reply .
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^ Recovery Continues As Boeing Returns 747 Line to Full Production .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

[31] .In a bid to increase sales by offering a variety of options, Boeing offered a 737C (Convertible) model in both -100 and -200 lengths.^ The "Original" models are the 737-100 and the 737-200.

^ The original Boeing prototype (now owned by NASA) is on exhibit in the Museum of Flight in Seattle 737-200 The 737-200 was an extended version of the 737-100, in order to accommodate the U.S. market.

^ Boeing 737-100/200, Boeing 737-300/400/500, Boeing 737-600/700/800.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This model featured a 340 cm × 221 cm (130 in × 87 in) freight door just behind the cockpit, and a strengthened floor with rollers which allowed for palletized cargo.^ The early models soon incorporated a freight door and modified thrust reversers.

^ Of those, the most significant are two emergency exit doors just behind the wings.
  • Boeing 737-900 is still growing 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.seattlepi.com [Source type: News]

.A 737QC (Quick Change) version with palletized seating allowed for faster configuration changes between cargo and passenger flights.^ Quick-change passenger/cargo convertible model .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is also a convertible version, the 737-700C which is offered in an all passenger or all cargo layout and has been ordered by the US Naval Reserve (designated C-40A Clipper).
  • Boeing 737 New Generation Twin-Engine Airliner - Aerospace Technology 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospace-technology.com [Source type: General]

^ The aircraft can accommodate 128 passengers from a 2 class seat configuration.
  • Boeing 737-300 Aircraft Parts, B737-300,737-400,737-500 For Sale | Aerosup 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerosup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32] .With the improved short-field capabilities of the 737, Boeing offered the option on the -200 of the gravel kit, which enables this aircraft to operate on remote, unpaved runways.^ AVIATECA,Boeing 737-200 .

^ Kiwi Aircraft Images: Boeing 737 Boeing 737 .

^ Boeing 737-200 Advanced pax .
  • Aircraft of the World: Sorted Alphabetically by IATA code - Boeing 7 - Travel-Images.com 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.travel-images.com [Source type: Academic]

[33][34] .Until retiring its -200 fleet in 2007, Alaska Airlines used this option for some of its rural operations in Alaska.^ Gemini 200 Alaska Airlines Models .

^ Retired from the SAX fleet May 2007.
  • SunAir Express Virtual Airlines - File Library 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.sunairexpress.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Alaska Airlines now operates the largest fleet of 200 Convertible 737's.
  • All About Boeing 737, Research, Find and Purchase 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pacminfinder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With the retirement of these aircraft, some airports, such as Red Dog Airport, have upgraded runway facilities from gravel to paved.^ The customer can install specific interior configurations and the resulting aircraft performs and has some commonalty, such as the landing gear, with the 737-800 model.
  • Boeing 737-700 / 737 BBJ, 737-700C, BBJ Convertible 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.deagel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We lease two more ATR42 turbo props (3 in total) and use these aircraft to retire the small Bandeirantes and the old 748's.
  • Ryanair - About Us 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ryanair.com [Source type: News]
  • Ryanair - About Us 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ryanair.com [Source type: News]

^ After landing, the crew was unable to stop the aircraft on the runway, going off the runway, through the airport's barrier fence and onto a nearby street.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[35][36]
.In 1988 the initial production run of the -200 model ended after producing 1,114 aircraft.^ The last 737-200 was delivered to Xiamen Airlines in 1988 after a run of 1,114 aircraft.
  • http://members.tripod.com/Craigs_Airlines/boeing737.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC members.tripod.com [Source type: General]

^ The initial production run consisted of the -100 (100-seat) and the stretched -200 (120-seat) models.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sales of the 737-200 far exceeded that of the shorter -100 and the 737-200 remained in production until 1988, by which time it had been superseded by the improved 737-300, after 1114 had been built.
  • Boeing 737-100/200 | Airliners.net 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airliners.net [Source type: General]

The last one was delivered to Xiamen Airlines on August 8, 1988.[37][38]

Improved variants

The first classic variant was the 300 series
.Development began in 1979 for the 737's first major facelift.^ In the early 1980s the 737 had its first major facelift.
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^ Final assembly of the first Boeing 737-900ER began in June 2006.
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^ Employees attach the horizontal stabilizers to the first 737-700, completing the installation of all major airplane structures.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.Boeing wanted to increase capacity and range, incorporating improvements to upgrade the aircraft to modern specifications, while also retaining commonality with previous 737 variants.^ All Boeing 737 Variants .
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^ Boeing 737 - Wikimedia Commons .

^ Military variants The Boeing 737 has also been popular as a military variant.

.In 1980 preliminary aircraft specifications of the variant, dubbed 737-300, were released at the Farnborough Airshow.^ When referring to variants of the 737, Boeing and the airlines often collapse the model (737) and the capacity designator (-300, -800, etc.
  • All About Boeing 737, Research, Find and Purchase 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pacminfinder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The aircraft selected for the Wedgetail is the Boeing 737-700 increased gross weight variant (IGW), based on the airframe of the Boeing Business Jet.
  • 737 AEW&C Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft - Air Force Technology 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airforce-technology.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Boeing 737-300, 737-400, 737-500 Aircraft Parts For Sale .
  • Boeing 737-300 Aircraft Parts, B737-300,737-400,737-500 For Sale | Aerosup 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerosup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[39]
.The CFM56-3B-1 turbofan engine was chosen to power the aircraft, which yielded significant gains in fuel economy and a reduction in noise, but also posed an engineering challenge given the low ground clearance of the 737 and the larger diameter of the engine over the original Pratt and Whitney engines.^ These 737s are powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass ratio turbofan engines.
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^ The engines used on the Original 737 models are Pratt and Whitney JT8D low-bypass turbofans.
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^ SALE selected the CFM56-7B engine to power its 737 airplanes.
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.Boeing and engine supplier CFMI solved the problem by placing the engine ahead of the wing, and by moving engine accessories to the sides of the engine pod, giving the engine a distinctive non-circular air intake.^ To solve the problem of ground clearance, engine accessories were moved to the side of the engines and the bottom of the inlet lip was flattened.
  • http://members.tripod.com/Craigs_Airlines/boeing737.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC members.tripod.com [Source type: General]

^ This posed a problem as the 737's limited ground clearance (a trait of the 707-derived fuselage) meant that the gearbox and accessories normally fitted to the bottom of the engine had to be fitted to the side giving the cowling the fattened hamster cheek appearance that is often confused with a flattening of the nacelle geometry (this actually increased efficiency, Boeing found).

^ LOS ANGELES -- Federal air-safety regulators have proposed enhanced inspections on roughly 500 Boeing 737 aircraft operated by U.S. airlines, a move aimed at detecting potential manufacturing slipups that in extreme cases could result in engines separating from wings.
  • FAA Proposes Enhanced Boeing 737 Inspections - WSJ.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

[40]
Cabin of Lufthansa 737 Classic in 3-3 layout
.The passenger capacity of the aircraft was increased to 149 by extending the fuselage around the wing by 2.87 metres (9 ft 5 in).^ Wing tip extensions, called Winglets, have been added to the Next Generation 737 wing layout to extend range, increase payload and to save fuel.
  • Boeing 737-800 / 737 BBJ2 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.deagel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Extended range, higher capacity variant of the 737-900 for up to 220 passengers designed to replace the Boeing 757-200 .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Second generation 737 with a longer fuselage for up to 149 passengers and new engines; 1,113 built .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The wing incorporated a number of changes for improved aerodynamics.^ The Design A brand new wing design improved fuel capacity and increased aerodynamic efficiency.

^ The rear pressure bulkhead was flattened and there were other aerodynamic changes over the -900 variant, including the incorporation of the Short Field Performance package mentioned above.

.The wing tip was extended 9 in (23 cm), and the wing span by 1 ft 9 in (53 cm).^ Wing tip extensions, called Winglets, have been added to the Next Generation 737 wing layout to extend range, increase payload and to save fuel.
  • Boeing 737-800 / 737 BBJ2 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.deagel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The leading-edge slats and trailing-edge flaps were adjusted.^ Furthermore, the aircraft has leading-edge Krueger flaps inboard and four sections of slats outboard of the engines, two airbrake/lift dumper panels on each wing, inboard and outboard of the engines, and continuous-span, double-slotted trailing-edge flaps inboard and outboard of the engines.
  • Boeing 737-700 - Greatest airliners powered by DutchOps.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.dutchops.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AI Contrails Set to Weather AI! Vapor trails flow off the wing trailing edge and move and adjust to weather or flap positions!
  • simMarket: ARIANE - BOEING 737-BBJ V3.5 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

^ Aircraft malfunctions studied included: (1) rudder, yaw damper and spoiler hardovers; (2) leading edge slat malfunctions; (3) trailing edge flap malfunctions; (4) engine failures and; (5) hydraulic system failures.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

[40] .The flight deck was improved with the optional EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrumentation System), and the passenger cabin incorporated improvements similar to those developed on the Boeing 757.^ The U.S. Navy awards The Boeing Company a System Development and Demonstration contract worth $3.89 billion for the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft, which is based on the 737-800.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ The -300 series avionics were either a mixture of the old "clockwork" dials and EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrumentation System), or more usually, primarily EFIS in nature.
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^ The passenger cabin has been fitted with ceiling panels similar to those found on the 777 and new overhead bins have been added to give the cabin a more spacious feel.
  • http://members.tripod.com/Craigs_Airlines/boeing737.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC members.tripod.com [Source type: General]

[41] .The prototype -300, the 1,001st 737 built, first flew on 24 February 1984 with pilot Jim McRoberts.^ The first 737-300 entered service in 1984.
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^ Airlines especially liked the fact that the 737-400 is a straightforward derivative of the 737-300; therefore, 737-300 pilots could be cross-qualified.

^ April 1967 (737-200) 8 August 1967 (737-300) 24 February 1984 (737-400) 19 February 1988 (737-500) 30 June 1989 (737-600) 22 January 1998 (737-700) 9 February 1997 (737-800) 31 July 1997 (737-900) 3 August 2000 (737-900ER) 1 September 2006 .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[41] .It and two production aircraft flew a nine month long certification program.^ It includes production of three flyable aircraft by 2010, two mission demonstrators and one aircraft to test flying characteristics.
  • Avionics Magazine :: B737 Joins the Navy 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avtoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A first flight was expected in September, with a five month flight test program, including two flight test airplanes, leading to certification in February 2007.

^ The 737-900ER flight test program was scheduled to accrue a total of 235 hours of flight testing and 210 hours of static ground testing with two aircraft.

[42]
.In June 1986 Boeing announced the development of the 737-400,[43] which stretched the fuselage a further 10 ft (3.0 m), increasing the passenger load to 170.[44] The -400s first flight was on February 19, 1988 and, after a seven-month/500-hour flight testing run, entered service with Piedmont Airlines that October.^ Boeing 737-500 COB735TXNOSEMTJ .

^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 737-300 .

^ Boeing, Shenzhen Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First 737-900 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

[45]
Transaero 737-400 in planform view at takeoff
.The -500 series was offered, due to customer demand, as a modern and direct replacement of the 737-200. It incorporated the improvements of the 737 Classic series; allowing longer routes with fewer passengers to be more economical than with the 737-300. The fuselage length of the -500 is 1 ft 7 in (48 cm) longer than the 737-200, accommodating up to 132 passengers.^ The 737-500 was a shortened version of the 737-300, but also incorporated greater range.
  • All About Boeing 737, Research, Find and Purchase 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pacminfinder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boeing 737-300/500 Systems .
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^ Boeing 737 300-400-500 .
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.Both glass and older style mechanical cockpits arrangements were available.^ The digital "glass cockpit" of the 737NG can be configured to show information and gauges in the styles of the 737-300-400-500 series or in the newer 777 style.
  • All About Boeing 737, Research, Find and Purchase 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pacminfinder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[45] .Using the CFM56-3 engine also gave a 25% increase in fuel efficiency over the older -200s P&W engines.^ These new aircraft feature even more fuel efficient and quieter engines as well as larger wings, improved avionics, and lower operating costs.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CFM is also using the CFM56-7BE platform to target further efficiencies with PIP upgrades with a view to attaining a 2% or more cut in fuel burn from the engine alone, however it has no plans to offer the same on the A320 engines as of yet.

^ The BBJ1 is fitted with stronger wings, landing gear from the 737-800, and has increased range (through the use of extra fuel tanks) over the other 737 models.

[45]
.The 737-500 was launched in 1987 by Southwest Airlines, with an order for 20 aircraft,[46] and flew for the first time on June 30, 1989.[45] A single prototype flew 375 hours for the certification process,[45] and on February 28, 1990, Southwest Airlines received the first delivery.^ It was launched in 1987 and entered service in 1990.

^ Alaska Airlines launched the 737-900.
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^ Boeing, Shenzhen Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First 737-900 .
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[47] .The 737-500 has become a favorite of some Russian airlines, with Aeroflot-Nord (now Nordavia), S7 Airlines, and Rossiya Airlines all buying second-hand models of the aircraft to replace aging Soviet-built aircraft.^ The smallest member of the family, the 737-600 was launched in March 1995 with an order for 35 aircraft from Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) .
  • http://members.tripod.com/Craigs_Airlines/boeing737.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC members.tripod.com [Source type: General]

^ But as you all should know, my favorite 737s would be the 737-800 and the 737-900ER .

^ By the time the last -200 rolled off the assembly line, Boeing had already switched production to the second generation 737 series, the -300 (128-seat), -400 (146-seat), and the -500 (108 seat) models.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After the introduction of the -600/700/800/900 series, the -300/400/500 series was called the 737 Classic series.^ The 737-600 superseded the 737-500.
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^ Engines on the 737 Classic series (300,400,500) and Next-Generation series (600, 700, 800, 900) do not have circular inlets, as most aircraft do.

^ Boeing 737-100/200, Boeing 737-300/400/500, Boeing 737-600/700/800.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The price of jet fuel has skyrocketed in the past five years; airlines devote 40% of the retail price of an air ticket to pay for fuel in 2008, versus 15% in 2000.[48] Consequently, carriers have begun to retire the Classic 737 series to reduce their fleet sizes; replacements consist of more efficient Next Generation 737s or Airbus A320/A319/A318 series aircraft.^ Both Boeing and Airbus do this on the A320 and the 737.

^ Airbus A320 vs. Boeing 737 .

^ The -500 is the same size as the -200, but quieter and more fuel efficient.

.On June 4, 2008, United Airlines announced it would retire all 94 of its Classic 737 aircraft (64 737-300 and 30 737-500 aircraft), replacing them with Airbus A320 jets taken from its Ted subsidiary, which has been shut down.^ Both Boeing and Airbus do this on the A320 and the 737.

^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 737-300 .

^ UNITED AIRLINES,Boeing 767-300 .

[49][50][51]

Next Generation

Early 737-100 cockpit
Modern 737-800 cockpit
.Prompted by the modern Airbus A320, Boeing initiated development of an updated series of aircraft in 1991.[52] After working with potential customers, the 737 Next Generation (NG) program was announced on November 17, 1993.[53] The 737NG encompasses the -600, -700, -800 and -900, and is to date the most significant upgrade of the airframe.^ Both Boeing and Airbus do this on the A320 and the 737.

^ First flight of the Next-Generation 737-900.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Airbus A320 vs. Boeing 737 .

.The performance of the 737NG is essentially that of a new aircraft, but important commonality is retained from previous 737 models.^ Four operators have used New Zealand registered 737 aircraft.

^ We retire the remaining 737-200 aircraft and replace them with brand new Boeing 737-800s.
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^ ZK-NAR (c/n 21645, ex --) 737-219 The aircraft was registered to Air New Zealand on October 12, 1978 and arrived on October 16.

.The wing was modified, increasing its area by 25% and span by 16 ft (4.9 m), which increased the total fuel capacity by 30%.^ Wing tip extensions, called Winglets, have been added to the Next Generation 737 wing layout to extend range, increase payload and to save fuel.
  • Boeing 737-800 / 737 BBJ2 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.deagel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The aircraft appeared to have run out of fuel and crashed in a mountainous area about 25 miles (40 km) from Athens.
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^ The Design A brand new wing design improved fuel capacity and increased aerodynamic efficiency.

.New, quieter, more fuel-efficient CFM56-7B engines were used.^ The -500 is the same size as the -200, but quieter and more fuel efficient.

^ Advanced technology winglets allow airlines to save on fuel, extend its range, carry more payload and reduce engine maintenance costs.
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^ Compared to the -200, these new aircraft not only featured differing lengths (due to different passenger capacities), but were also equipped with much more efficient engines allowing marked improvements in range.
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[54] .All three improvements combined increase the 737's range by 900 NM, now permitting transcontinental service.^ The higher capacity, longer-range derivative of the 737-900 was launched on July 18, 2005 with an order for 30 airplanes from Indonesia 's Lion Air.
  • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ Wing tip extensions, called Winglets, have been added to the Next Generation 737 wing layout to extend range, increase payload and to save fuel.
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^ Alaska Airlines launched the 737-900 in 1997 and entered it into service in 2000.

[53] .A flight test program was operated by 10 aircraft; 3 -600s, 4 -700s, and 3 -800s.^ This AD required repetitive tests within 10 days and every 250 flight hours thereafter for correct operation of the secondary and primary valves.
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^ As of December 2004, Air Europa already was operating 25 737-800s with two more aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2005.
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^ American Airlines said it canceled hundreds of flights amounting to more than 10% of its schedule for Wednesday as it performs more detailed inspections of a key aircraft model.
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[53]
Boeing 737 Next Generation interior with curved panels
The first NG to roll out was a -700, on December 8, 1996. This aircraft, the 2,843rd 737 built, first flew on February 9, 1997. The prototype -800 rolled out on June 30, 1997 and first flew on July 31, 1997. The smallest of the new variants, the -600s, is the same size as the -500. It was the last in this series to launch, in December 1997. First flying January 22, 1998, it was given certification on August 18, 1998.[53][55]
.In 2004, Boeing offered a Short Field Performance package in response to the needs of Gol Transportes Aéreos, which frequently operates from restricted airports.^ Gol Transportes Aéreos em Curitiba .

^ The 737 was born out of Boeing's need to field a competitor in the short-range, small capacity jetliner market which had been opened up by the BAC 1-11 and the Douglas DC-9.
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^ History The 737 was born out of Boeing's need to field a competitor in the short-range, small capacity jetliner market which had been opened up by the BAC 1-11 and the Douglas DC-9.

The enhancements improve takeoff and landing performance. The optional package is available for the 737NG models and standard equipment for the 737-900ER.
.Boeing has already hinted that a "clean sheet" replacement for the 737 (internally dubbed "Boeing Y1") could follow the Boeing 787.^ Currently the "clean sheet replacement" is also known as the 737 RS (Replacement Study).
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^ It will be replaced by the Boeing 737-900ER. .
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^ Boeing has already hinted that a clean sheet replacement for the 737 (dubbed "Y1") will be the company's next major project after the 787, although it is still unclear if the existing 737 will receive yet one more facelift in the next 7 to 10 years.
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[56]

Design

A Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-400 showing the non-circular inlet
A Gol Linhas Aéreas Boeing 737-800 left side showing the turbine
.Engines on the 737 Classic series (300, 400, 500) and Next-Generation series (600, 700, 800, 900) appear not to have circular inlets, as most aircraft do.^ JAA Approves Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Engines on the 737 Classic series (300,400,500) and Next-Generation series (600, 700, 800, 900) do not have circular inlets, as most aircraft do.

^ FAA Certifies Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 Convertible .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.The accessory gearbox was moved from the 6 o'clock position under the engine to the 4 o'clock position (forward looking aft).^ Watch as the Flexing Wing changes its position according to airflow on the wing and watch as the engines shake and move around in oblique turbulence weather conditions!
  • simMarket: ARIANE - BOEING 737-BBJ V3.5 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

.This was done because the 737 sits lower to the ground than most airliners and the original 737s were designed for small P&W engines, but additional ground clearance was needed for the larger CFM56 engines.^ Engineers needed additional space to locate equipment on the more powerful engines, but because the 737 sits lower to the ground than most aircraft, the enlarged engine would sit too close to the ground.

^ These new aircraft feature even more fuel efficient and quieter engines as well as larger wings, improved avionics, and lower operating costs.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m talking about an engine beyond the CFM56-7BE. Boeing will be delighted to accept a much better CFM engines for its 737.

.This side-mounted gearbox gives the engine a somewhat triangular rounded shape.^ Instead, the engineers placed equipment on the engine's sides, giving the engine a pronounced triangular shape.

^ Boeing and CFM International, the engine manufacturer, claim that the triangular shape actually yields slightly improved performance.

.Because the engine is close to the ground, 737-300s and later are more prone to engine foreign-object damage (FOD).^ The new engine for the Next-Generation 737 family, the CFM56-7, powers up for its first ground test at the Snecma test facility in Villaroche, France.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ The vehicle strike damaged one engine and the aircraft later hit power lines and crashed.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Engineers needed additional space to locate equipment on the more powerful engines, but because the 737 sits lower to the ground than most aircraft, the enlarged engine would sit too close to the ground.

A Boeing 737 showing the retracted landing gear
737s are not equipped with fuel dump systems. .Depending upon the nature of the emergency, 737s either circle to burn off fuel or land overweight.^ Depending upon the nature of the emergency, 737s either circle to burn-off fuel or land overweight.

^ An oil company jet carrying 135 passengers hit a flock of ducks Thursday after taking off in Fairbanks and had to make an emergency landing.
  • Boeing 737 lands safely after hitting ducks near Fairbanks: AP Alaska | adn.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adn.com [Source type: News]
  • Boeing 737 lands safely after hitting ducks near Fairbanks: Aviation News | adn.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adn.com [Source type: News]

^ Per seat fuel burn difference of two or three percent between two competing short-range products is not dramatic either.

.To save weight and reduce cost and complexity the 737 lacks full doors to cover the main landing gear.^ Boeing states that this design saves weight and reduces complexity.

^ Advanced technology winglets allow airlines to save on fuel, extend its range, carry more payload and reduce engine maintenance costs.
  • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ The main landing gear (under the wings at mid-cabin), rotate into wells in the plane's belly, the legs being covered by partial doors, and "brush-like" seals aerodynamically smooth (or "fair") the wheels in the wells.

.The main landing gear (under the wings at mid-cabin) rotate into wells in the aircraft's belly, the legs being covered by partial doors, and "brush-like" seals aerodynamically smooth (or "fair") the wheels in the wells.^ The main landing gear (under the wings at mid-cabin), rotate into wells in the plane's belly, the legs being covered by partial doors, and "brush-like" seals aerodynamically smooth (or "fair") the wheels in the wells.

^ Main deck doors on Combi and freighter), flexing wings, wingviews, Compressing gear, Dynamic shine and realistic FDE made with the help of a real MD11 Pilot.
  • FS2004 Civil Jets - Fly Away Simulation, Flight Simulator #1 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC flyawaysimulation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After the collision, which damaged the left wing, left stabilizer, and left elevator of the executive jet, the crew of the damaged ExcelAire aircraft was able to land at a nearby military airfield at Cachimbo, Brazil.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The sides of the tires are exposed to the air in flight.^ The sides of the tires are exposed to the air in flight.

."Hub caps" complete the aerodynamic profile of the wheels.^ "Hub caps" complete the aerodynamic profile of the wheels, but is forbidden to operate without them, because they are actually links to the ground speed sensor that interfaces with the anti-skid brake system.

.It is forbidden to operate without the caps, because they are linked to the ground speed sensor that interfaces with the anti-skid brake system.^ "Hub caps" complete the aerodynamic profile of the wheels, but is forbidden to operate without them, because they are actually links to the ground speed sensor that interfaces with the anti-skid brake system.

^ Airbus is in a situation and they know it - so do the 4000~ existing A32x’s in operation that will probably never get winglets because Airbus will not be able to retrofit them.

.When observing a 737 takeoff, or at low altitude, the dark circles of the tires can be plainly seen.^ When observing a 737 take off, or at low altitude, the dark circles of the tires can be plainly seen.

.The primary flight controls are intrinsically safe.^ The earlier DAC airplanes employ direct cable-driven surface tabs as the primary control mechanism for many of the flight control systems.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

.In the event of total hydraulic system failure or double engine failure, they will automatically and seamlessly revert to control via servo tab.^ Identify those failure events, both single and multiple, within certain flight control systems that result in an uncommanded deflection or jam of a flight control surface.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The techniques recommended in Bulletin 95-3 would definitely result in a more expeditious and easier recovery from any uncommanded directional control system failure."
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

^ For rudder input, pilot commands are transmitted via stainless steel control cables to the hydraulic power control unit.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

.The 737 is the only modern passenger aircraft this size or larger that can operate completely without hydraulics.^ The 737-700 is equivalent in size to the 737-300 and is therefore an ideal replacement aircraft.
  • http://members.tripod.com/Craigs_Airlines/boeing737.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC members.tripod.com [Source type: General]

^ Four operators have used New Zealand registered 737 aircraft.

^ As of December 2004, Air Europa already was operating 25 737-800s with two more aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2005.
  • Boeing 737-800 / 737 BBJ2 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.deagel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]
A blended winglet of a 737-800
.Most 737 cockpits are equipped with "eyebrow windows" positioned above the main glareshield.^ Most 737 cockpits are equipped with "eyebrow windows" positioned above the main glareshield.

^ The first Next-Generation 737 without "eyebrow" windows rolled out of the Renton, Wash., factory.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Southwest Airlines is actually in the process of plugging the "eyebrow windows" on their entire fleet of 737's.

.Eyebrow windows were a feature of the original 707. They allowed for greater visibility in turns, and offered better sky views if navigating by stars.^ They allowed for greater visibility in turns, and offered better sky views if navigating by stars.

^ Eyebrow windows were a feature of the original 707.

.With modern avionics, they became redundant, and many pilots actually placed newspapers or other objects in them to block out sun glare.^ With modern avionics, they became redundant, and many pilots actually placed newspapers or other objects in them to block out sun glare.

.They were eliminated from the 737 cockpit design in 2004, although they are still installed in military variants and at customer request.^ They were eliminated from the 737 cockpit design in 2004.

^ Military variants The Boeing 737 has also been popular as a military variant.

^ Trivia * The popularity of the 737 can be traced in large part to its use by Southwest Airlines, which has been a launch customer on the -300, -500, and -700 variants.

.These windows are sometimes removed and plugged, usually during maintenance overhauls and can be distinguished by a metal plug which differs from smooth metal which appears in later aircraft that were not originally fitted with the windows.^ After landing, the now unconscious passenger was removed from the aircraft and he died several hours later.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These aircraft were ordered fitted with blended winglets for reduced drag and improved fuel efficiency by 3 to 5 percent.
  • Boeing 737-800 / 737 BBJ2 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.deagel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Window seats are located at the sides of the aircraft, and usually next to a window, although some aircraft have seat rows where there is a window missing.
  • Airline seating charts diagrams and seating arrangements for many common airliners learn how to get the best seat on an airline 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

.Blended winglets are available as retrofits and in production on newer 737 aircraft.^ First production 737 "blended" winglets arrive in Seattle, Wash.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Blended winglets are currently a very popular retrofit on the 737.

^ Boeing Unveils AeroMexico's First New 737-700 with Blended Winglets .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.These winglets stand approximately 8 feet (2.4 m) tall and are installed at the wing tips.^ These winglets stand approximately 8 feet tall and are installed at the end of the main wings.

^ Wing tip extensions, called Winglets, have been added to the Next Generation 737 wing layout to extend range, increase payload and to save fuel.
  • Boeing 737-800 / 737 BBJ2 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.deagel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blended winglets are wing tip extensions which provide several benefits to airplane operators.
  • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

.They help with reduced fuel burn (by reducing vortex drag), reduced engine wear, and less noise on takeoff.^ They help aerodynmics (resulting in reduced fuel burn, less engine wear, and less noise on take offs).

^ Advanced technology winglets allow airlines to save on fuel, extend its range, carry more payload and reduce engine maintenance costs.
  • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing states that the 737 winglets can reduce fuel burn by up to 4% on missions over 1000nm.

.A short-field design package is available for the 737-600, -700 and -800, allowing operators to fly increased payload to and from airports with runways under 5,000 feet (1,500 m).^ The 737-600 superseded the 737-500.

^ At 2:24 p.m., the plane lifted off the runway and into sunny skies, then banked over the rooftops of Lima, beginning its climb to a cruising altitude of 10,000 feet.
  • Jet Crash in the Jungle: A Real Adventure | rd.com home | Reader's Digest 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.rd.com [Source type: General]

^ Especially after Turkish Airline, 737-800 crash at Schippol Airport, these images resonated the feel 3 pilots killed in that accident.
  • Boeing 737 Photo Gallery by Flying Dutchman at pbase.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The package consists of sealed leading edge slats (improved lift), a two-position tail skid (enabling reduced approach speeds) and increased flight spoiler deflection on the ground.^ The modifications made available optionally as the Short Field Performance package on the 737-600, -700 and -800 models are standard equipment for the 737-900ER. These enhancements include a two-position tail skid that enables reduced approach speeds, sealed leading-edge slats that provide increased lift during takeoff, and increased flight spoiler deflection on the ground that improves takeoff and landing performance.

^ An increase of 10 knots in minimum speed will increase controllability during flight with a hardover rudder at flap settings of "1" through "10".
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

^ While descending for approach, the flight experienced at least two uncommanded rudder inputs.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

These improvements are standard on the 737-900ER.[57]

Variants

.The 737 models can be divided into three generations, including nine major variants.^ Southwest was the launch customer of the Boeing 737-700, taking delivery of its first of that model in late 1997 and putting it into revenue service in early 1998.

^ Shaw included a detailed production history of the 737-800 model, the latest version of the family until the inaugural of 737-900 in late 2001.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Boeing 737 - 300 to 800 (Airliner Color History) 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The sole survivor was a three-year old boy, Mohamed al-Fateh , who suffered major injuries, including a severed right leg.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The "Original" models consist of the 737-100, 737-200/-200 Advanced.^ Nach Typen aufgeschlsselt sind das 30 Stck 737-100, 991 Stck 737-200 und 104 Stck des Typs 737-200C. .
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ I am planning on getting a copy of 737-100 & 737-200 as well.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Boeing 737 - 300 to 800 (Airliner Color History) 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1971 production switched to the Advanced 737-200.
  • http://members.tripod.com/Craigs_Airlines/boeing737.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC members.tripod.com [Source type: General]

The "Classic" models consist of the 737-300, 737-400, and 737-500. The "Next Generation" variants consist of the 737-600, 737-700/-700ER, 737-800, and 737-900/-900ER. Of these nine variants, many feature additional versions such as the T-43, which is a modified Boeing 737-200 used by the United States Air Force (USAF)

737 Original

737-100

A 737-100 in Continental Airlines livery
.The initial model was the 737-100.^ The initial model was the 737-100, and was the smallest model.

^ The "Original" models are the 737-100 and the 737-200.

^ The first 737, a 737-100 model, was delivered to Lufthansa in 1968.
  • Boeing 737-800 / 737 BBJ2 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.deagel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was launched by Lufthansa in 1965. The -100 was rolled out on January 17, 1967 and entered service in 1968. The aircraft is the smallest variant of the 737. Only 30 737-100s were ordered and delivered, and no 737-100s remain in service today.^ It was launched in 1987 and entered service in 1990.

^ No 737-100s remain in service or in airworthy condition.

^ Only a total of 30 737-100s were ordered and delivered.

.The original Boeing prototype, last operated by NASA, retired more than 30 years after its maiden flight, and is on exhibit in the Museum of Flight in Seattle.^ The high-profile problems, which resulted in grounding more than 3,000 flights and sparked congressional probes, also have been investigated by the Transportation Department's inspector general.
  • FAA Probes American Air Over Boeing 737 Maintenance - WSJ.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ The original Boeing prototype (now owned by NASA) is on exhibit in the Museum of Flight in Seattle 737-200 The 737-200 was an extended version of the 737-100, in order to accommodate the U.S. market.

^ That could mean that more than 1,270 Boeing 737s could be affected world-wide.
  • FAA Proposes Enhanced Boeing 737 Inspections - WSJ.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

[53]

737-200

.The 737-200 is a 737-100 with an extended fuselage.^ The "Original" models are the 737-100 and the 737-200.

^ Unlike the other Next Generation 737s, the -800 and -900 introduce new fuselage lengths, extending 737 single class seating range out to 189, compared with 100 in the original 737-100.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator - Boeing 737 NG Operational and Training notes - Checklists - Aircraft Manuals - Screenshots and Wallpapers - Flying Lessons - www.virtual737.com.ar 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.mcrenox.com.ar [Source type: Academic]

^ The original Boeing prototype (now owned by NASA) is on exhibit in the Museum of Flight in Seattle 737-200 The 737-200 was an extended version of the 737-100, in order to accommodate the U.S. market.

.It was launched by United Airlines in 1965. The -200 was rolled out on June 29, 1967 and entered service in 1968. The 737-200 Advanced is an improved version of the -200, introduced by All Nippon Airways on May 20, 1971.[58] The aircraft has improved aerodynamics, automatic wheel brakes, more powerful engines, more fuel capacity and longer range than the -200.[59] Boeing also provided the 737-200C (Convertible), that allowed conversion between passenger and cargo use and the 737-200QC (Quick Change), facilitating rapid conversion between roles.^ All Nippon Airways B737-700 .

^ It was launched in 1987 and entered service in 1990.

^ Kiwi Aircraft Images: Boeing 737 Boeing 737 .

.The last delivery of a -200 series aircraft was in August 1988.[60] A large number of 737-200s are still in service, mostly with "second tier" airlines and those of developing nations.^ In August 2006 a total of 367 Boeing 737-500 aircraft were in airline service.

^ The Boeing 737 series is still used in large numbers all over the world.
  • Boeing 737 (series) - History, Specifications and Pictures - Military Aircraft 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In August 2006 a total of 595 Boeing 737-200 aircraft (all versions) were in airline service.

.They are being phased out because of poor fuel efficiency, high noise emissions (despite the vast majority having had their JT8Ds fitted with hush kits) and escalating maintenance costs.^ These models are quickly heading for extinction owing to poorer fuel efficiency, high noise emissions (despite the vast majority having had their JT8Ds fitted with hush kits) and escalating maintenance costs - although a large number of -200s are still in operation with "second tier" airlines and those of developing countries.

^ It marks a major step for the A320 family , having already tested previous winglet designs in two test phases before settling on the sharklet to improve fuel burn and increase operational efficiency .

^ Sixth Air New Zealand 737 to be hush-kitted, being test flown on July 1, 1994.

Some regions have gone as far as to ban them.[citation needed] This airliner is able to operate on gravel runways with a gravelkit installed. .Gravel kitted 737-200 Combis are currently used by Canadian North, First Air in northern Canada, and Cayman Airways.^ Boeing Delivers Air China's First Next-Generation 737-800 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ March 2003; Air Algérie 737-200; near Tamanrasset, Algeria: The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff on a domestic flight from Tamanrasset to Ghardaia.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Korean Air's First Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 Comes Home .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

For many years, Alaska Airlines, also made use of them.
.Nineteen 737-200s were converted to be used to train aircraft navigators for the U.S. Air Force, designated T-43.^ There are several versions of the 737 with these special duties: T-43 , a 737-200 - Used to train aircraft navigators for the U.S. Air Force.

^ The USAF adopted the 737 as a navigation trainer under the designation T-43, with the T-43A entering service in 1974.

^ March 2003; Air Algérie 737-200; near Tamanrasset, Algeria: The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff on a domestic flight from Tamanrasset to Ghardaia.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some were modified into CT-43s which are used to transport passengers and one was modified as the NT-43A Radar Test Bed.^ Some were modified into CT-43s which are used to transport passengers.

^ One repair facility did not use a proper test fixture for the PCU while the other installed a bolt that did not comply with the manufacture's specifications.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

.The first one was delivered on July 31, 1973 and the last on July 19, 1974. The Indonesian Air Force ordered three modified 737-200s, designated Boeing 737-2x9 Surveiller.^ Boeing Delivers Air China's First Next-Generation 737-800 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing delivers first 737-800 to WestJet .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing Delivers First 737-700ER to Launch Customer ANA .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.They were used as Maritime reconnaissance (MPA)/transport aircraft, fitted with SLAMMAR (Side-looking Multi-mission Airborne Radar).^ SLAMMR : Maritime reconnaissance/transport aircraft, fitted with SLAMMAR (side-looking multi-mission airborne radar.

^ Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft .
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Boeing 737 Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) combines superior performance and reliability with an advanced mission system that ensures maximum interoperability in the future battle space.
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The aircraft were delivered between May 1982 and October 1983.[61]
.After 40 years, the final 737-200 aircraft in the United States flying scheduled passenger service were phased out on March 31, 2008 with the last flights of Aloha Airlines (Aloha continues to fly its interisland cargo flights).^ At United Airlines the 737 is nicknamed "Guppy".

^ The launch customer of the 737-200 was United Airlines.

^ FS2004 United Airlines Boeing 737-200    .
  • FS2004 Civil Jets - Fly Away Simulation, Flight Simulator #1 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC flyawaysimulation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The aircraft had been eliminated from regular service in the continental United States in 2006, when Delta Air Lines withdrew the type.^ United States Air force .
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alaska Airlines was the first in the world to convert one of their 400s from regular service to an aircraft with the ability to handle 10 pallets.

^ In August 2006 a total of 367 Boeing 737-500 aircraft were in airline service.

[citation needed]

737 Classic

Close-up of the engine nacelles of a Braathens 737-500 showing the flattened underside and triangular shape.
.The new 737 Classic series featured CFM56 turbofan engines, which yielded significant gains in fuel economy and a reduction in noise, but also posed an engineering challenge given the low ground clearance of the 737. Boeing and engine supplier CFMI solved the problem by placing the engine ahead of (rather than below) the wing, and by moving engine accessories to the sides (rather than the bottom) of the engine pod, giving the 737 a distinctive non-circular air intake.^ Boeing 737 (Economy Class) .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

^ AIR ALGERIE Boeing 737-800 .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

^ The first CFM56-7 engine is attached to the right wing of the first 737-700.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

[40] .The wing incorporated a number of changes for improved aerodynamics.^ The Design A brand new wing design improved fuel capacity and increased aerodynamic efficiency.

^ The rear pressure bulkhead was flattened and there were other aerodynamic changes over the -900 variant, including the incorporation of the Short Field Performance package mentioned above.

737-300

.The 737-300 was launched in 1981 by both USAir and Southwest Airlines becoming the first model of the 737 Classic series.^ This model was launched by Southwest Airlines in 1993 and entered service in 1998.

^ First Boeing 737-700 Goes to Southwest Airlines .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ The 737-700C (Convertible) is the first member of the Boeing Next-Generation 737 family to be offered in both an all-passenger and all-cargo layout.
  • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

.The aircraft has a typical capacity of 128 passengers in a two class configuration (137 seats in a one class coach seating configuration).^ Passenger Capacity: 305 Split Configured .
  • Boeing 777-200 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.pjsgroup.com [Source type: General]

^ This Boeing 777-200 provides accommodations for 305 passengers, including 24 First Class and 30 Business Class seats.
  • Boeing 777-200 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.pjsgroup.com [Source type: General]

^ The 737-800 is a single aisle aircraft configured with 189 Economy Class seats.
  • gulfnews : FlyDubai announces order for 50 Boeing 737-800s at Farnborough 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

[62] The 300 series remained in production until 1999 when the last aircraft was delivered to Air New Zealand on December 17, 1999.
Jet2.com Boeing 737-300 takes off from Leeds Bradford Airport, UK.
Various modifications have been made to aircraft previously in service. The 737-300 can be retrofitted with Aviation Partners Boeing winglets. .The 737-300 retrofitted with winglets is designated the -300SP (special performance).^ Crucially, the winglets on the 737 are available to retrofit on existing 737 Classics too, itself another sizeable global fleet and will certainly mean that longevity in the A320 world fleet will be disadvantaged.

^ Blended winglets are currently a very popular retrofit on the 737.

^ I guess that depends on many things, such as the price of fuel, Would be interesting to compare just how many 737 ‘classic’ (non winglet) aircraft get retrofitted.

.Used passenger -300 aircraft have also been converted to freighter versions.^ The aircraft is a military version of the 737 that was used to transport military and civilian VIPs.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are several versions of the 737 with these special duties: T-43 , a 737-200 - Used to train aircraft navigators for the U.S. Air Force.

^ The Airline also plans to convert 4 more into a fixed combi aircraft for half passenger and freight scheduled to enter service starting in September of 2006.

.The Lockheed Martin CATBird is a modified 737-300 with the nose of a Lockheed F-35 Lightning II, a pair of canards, and (inside) an F-35 cockpit; to be used to flight test the F-35's complete avionics suite.^ Lockheed CATBird , a 737-300, modified with the nose of a Lockheed F-35 Lightning II, a pair of canards, and (inside) an F-35 cockpit; to be used to flight test the F-35's complete avionics suite.

^ February 1991; USAir 737-300; Los Angeles, CA: The USAir flight was cleared to land on a runway which also had a Skywest Metro III on the runway awaiting takeoff.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The last 737-700 flight-test airplane makes its first flight at 10:55 a.m.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.In December 2008, Southwest Airlines selected Boeing to retrofit its 737-300s with new avionics, in order to improve commonality with its 737-700s, as well as to support the Required Navigation Performance initiative.^ Luxembourg's Luxair Orders Two Boeing 737-700s .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing, CIT Sign Order for Five Additional 737-700s .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Aircraft: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 .
  • JetPhotos.Net Aviation Photos: Boeing 737-7 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jetphotos.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[63]

737-400

.The 737-400 was launched in 1985 as a stretched 737-300, primarily for use by charter airlines.^ The 737-400 was stretched beyond the 737-300, primarily to accommodate charter airlines.

^ Alaska Airlines launched the 737-900 in 1997 and entered it into service in 2000.

^ This model came with an interior similar to the recently launched Boeing 757 In August 2006 a total of 1002 Boeing 737-300 aircraft (all versions) were in airline service.

.Piedmont Airlines was the launch customer with an order for 25 aircraft in 1986.[64] The first 400 entered service in 1988 with Piedmont.^ It was launched in 1987 and entered service in 1990.

^ This model was launched by Southwest Airlines in 1993 and entered service in 1998.

^ It was launched in 1995 and entered service in 1998.

.The last delivery of the -400 occurred on February 25, 2000 to CSA Czech Airlines.^ Boeing Delivers 737-400s to CSA Czech Airlines .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing 747-400 PH-BFF "Freetown" take off Kaagbaan (last day Kaagbaanspot) 25-1-2008 10:50 CET .
  • KLM pictures 2001-2008 vliegtuigfoto's Boeing 737 747 767 777 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airliners.nl [Source type: General]

^ CSA Czech Airlines Orders 10 Boeing 737s .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

[60]
.The 737-400F was not a model delivered by Boeing but a converted 737-400 to an all cargo aircraft.^ Kiwi Aircraft Images: Boeing 737 Boeing 737 .

^ Boeing 737-400 .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Boeing 737-400 ASB734TXSEA .

.Alaska Airlines was the first to convert one of its 400s from regular service to an aircraft with the ability to handle 10 pallets.^ Alaska Airlines was the first in the world to convert one of their 400s from regular service to an aircraft with the ability to handle 10 pallets.

^ Alaska Airlines launched the 737-900 in 1997 and entered it into service in 2000.

^ In August 2006 a total of 367 Boeing 737-500 aircraft were in airline service.

[65] .The airline has also converted five more into fixed combi aircraft for half passenger and freight.^ The Airline also plans to convert 4 more into a fixed combi aircraft for half passenger and freight scheduled to enter service starting in September of 2006.

^ Alaska Airlines was the first in the world to convert one of their 400s from regular service to an aircraft with the ability to handle 10 pallets.

^ American Airlines said it canceled hundreds of flights amounting to more than 10% of its schedule for Wednesday as it performs more detailed inspections of a key aircraft model.
  • Boeing 737: News & Videos about Boeing 737 - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.These 737-400 Combi aircraft are now in service.^ Boeing 737-400 Combi (73Q) .
  • Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air Aircraft Information 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.alaskaair.com [Source type: Academic]

^ In August 2006 a total of 367 Boeing 737-500 aircraft were in airline service.

^ In August 2006 a total of 760 Boeing 737-700 aircraft (all versions) were in airline service, with 422 further firm orders.

737-500

.The 737-500 was launched in 1987 by Southwest Airlines and entered service in 1990. The fuselage length of the 737-500 is similar to the 737-200 while incorporating the improvements of the 737 Classic series.^ It was launched in 1987 and entered service in 1990.

^ Alaska Airlines launched the 737-900 in 1997 and entered it into service in 2000.

^ This model was launched by Southwest Airlines in 1993 and entered service in 1998.

It offered a modern and direct replacement of the 737-200, while also allowing longer routes with fewer passengers to be more economical than with the 737-300. The last -500 was delivered to All Nippon Airlines on July 26, 1999.[60]

737 Next Generation

.By the early 1990s, it became clear that the new Airbus A320 was a serious threat to Boeing's market share, as Airbus won previously loyal 737 customers such as Lufthansa and United Airlines.^ Gemini200 United Airlines Airbus A320-200 1/200 Scale .

^ Both Boeing and Airbus do this on the A320 and the 737.

^ Airbus A320 vs. Boeing 737 .

.In November 1993, Boeing's board of directors authorized the Next Generation program to replace the 737 Classic series.^ The 1990's have seen Boeing introduce the 'next generation' 737.

^ A classic study of the Boeing-737 [K2413] .
  • Indian Air Force | Boeing 737 [www.bharat-rakshak.com] 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bharat-rakshak.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Boeing Company board of directors authorizes the Next-Generation 737-600/-700/-800 program.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.The -600, -700, and -800 series were planned.^ The aircraft comes in -600, -700, -800, and -900 versions, primarily differentiated by fuselage length.

^ Engines on the 737 Classic series (300,400,500) and Next-Generation series (600, 700, 800, 900) do not have circular inlets, as most aircraft do.

^ Pictures from the Boeing 737 Next Generation (-700 and -800 series) .
  • Boeing 737 Photo Gallery by Flying Dutchman at pbase.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[66] .After engineering trade studies and discussions with major 737 customers, Boeing proceeded to launch the 737 Next Generation series.^ Pictures from the Boeing 737 Next Generation (-700 and -800 series) .
  • Boeing 737 Photo Gallery by Flying Dutchman at pbase.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 1990's have seen Boeing introduce the 'next generation' 737.

^ Boeing launches the Next-Generation 737-700C with an order for two from the U.S. Navy.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

New features included:
.
  • Improved CFM56-7 turbofan engine, 7% more fuel efficient than the CFM56-3
  • Intercontinental range of over 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km).^ Extended range engines with 8 fuel cells.
    • simMarket: ARIANE - BOEING 737-BBJ V3.5 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The 737 family has won orders for more than 6,000 airplanes, which is more airplanes than The Boeing Company's biggest competitor has won for its entire product line since it began business.
    • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Advanced technology winglets allow airlines to save on fuel, extend its range, carry more payload and reduce engine maintenance costs.
    • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

    [67]
  • .
  • Increased fuel capacity and higher Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
  • Six-screen LCD glass cockpit with modern avionics, retaining crew commonality with previous generation 737
  • Passenger cabin improvements similar to those on the Boeing 777, featuring more curved surfaces and larger overhead bins than previous generation 737s.^ All six crew members and 148 passengers on the 737 were killed.
    • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Generally similar to the Boeing 737-800 except in the following particulars.
    • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Boeing 737-700 Generates More French Jobs Than Airbus A319 .
    • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

    .The Next Generation 737 interior was also adopted on the Boeing 757-300.
  • New airfoil section, increased wing span, area, and chord
  • Winglets on most models
  • Redesigned vertical stabilizer
  • (As of July 2008) Carbon brakes manufactured by Messier-Bugatti.^ Boeing unveils Next-Generation 737 performance improvements and The 737 Boeing Sky Interior.
    • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Boeing 737-300 COB733TXIAH .

    ^ Boeing delivers first Next-Generation 737 with carbon brakes to Delta Air Lines on a 737-700.
    • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

    .These new brakes, now certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, weigh 550–700 lb (250–320 kg) less than the steel brakes normally fitted to the Next-Gen 737s (weight savings depend on whether standard or high-capacity brakes are fitted).^ Indian (formerly Indian Airlines) is India's state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi.
    • Indian Airlines 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.zoomtra.com [Source type: News]

    ^ GE Commercial Aviation Services Orders 20 Boeing Next-Generation 737s .
    • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The passenger cabin on the Boeing Next-Generation 737s has a new look, providing passengers with comfortable, aesthetically pleasing surroundings.
    • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

    [68] .A weight reduction of 700 pounds on a Boeing 737-800 results in 0.5% reduction in fuel burn.^ Boeing 737-700 "Caldas Novas" .

    ^ Pictures from the Boeing 737 Next Generation (-700 and -800 series) .
    • Boeing 737 Photo Gallery by Flying Dutchman at pbase.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ PH-BXI Boeing 737-800 .
    • KLM pictures 2001-2008 vliegtuigfoto's Boeing 737 747 767 777 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airliners.nl [Source type: General]

    [69]
Boeing delivered the 5,000th 737 to Southwest Airlines on February 13, 2006. Boeing delivered the 6,000th 737 to Norwegian Air Shuttle in April 2009.

737-600

.The 737-600 replaced the 737-500 in Boeing's line up, and was also intended to replace airlines' DC-9s.^ Boeing 737-500 COB735TXNOSEMTJ .

^ Boeing 737-600 .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ The 737-600 superseded the 737-500.

.The 737-600 was launched by Scandinavian Airlines System in 1995 with the first aircraft delivered on September 18, 1998. The -600 is the only Boeing 737 still in production that does not include winglets as an option.^ Kiwi Aircraft Images: Boeing 737 Boeing 737 .

^ Boeing 737-600 .
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Boeing, Shenzhen Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First 737-900 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

[70] .WestJet was to be the Boeing launch customer for the 737-600 with winglets, but announced in their Q2 2006 results that they were not going to move ahead with those plans.^ Boeing 737-600 .
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ This model came with an interior similar to the recently launched Boeing 757 In August 2006 a total of 1002 Boeing 737-300 aircraft (all versions) were in airline service.

^ In August 2006 a total of 367 Boeing 737-500 aircraft were in airline service.

.The 737-600 competes with the Airbus A318, Embraer 195, and the upcoming Bombardier CSeries jet.^ The 737-600 competes directly with the Airbus A318 and the Embraer 195.

^ As I said previously, I dont have figures for the A318 or 737-600.

^ In order to better compete with offerings from Airbus, Boeing later introduced the 737-900, which was the longest variant.

[71][72] A total of 69 -600s have been delivered with no unfilled orders as of 2009.[1]

737-700

A TAROM 737-700
.The 737-700 was the first of Next Generation series when launch customer Southwest Airlines ordered the variant in November 1993. The variant was based on the 737-300 and entered service in 1998.[73] It replaced the 737-300 in Boeing's lineup, and its direct competitor is the A319.^ First flight of the Next-Generation 737-900.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing B747-300 SERIES .

^ Boeing delivers the first 737-900 to launch customer Seattle-based Alaska Airlines.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.It typically seats 132 passengers in a two class cabin or 149 in all economy configuration.^ Two of the 132 passengers were killed.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This Boeing 777-200 provides accommodations for 305 passengers, including 24 First Class and 30 Business Class seats.
  • Boeing 777-200 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.pjsgroup.com [Source type: General]

^ All 10 passengers and two crew members on the Metro III were killed.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The 737-700C is a convertible version where the seats can be removed from the aircraft to carry cargo.^ The 737-700C (Convertible) is the first member of the Boeing Next-Generation 737 family to be offered in both an all-passenger and all-cargo layout.
  • Boeing 737 Aircraft Airliner Facts History Pictures 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ The widest narrow body aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 have six abreast seating in a 3+3 layout.
  • Airline seating charts diagrams and seating arrangements for many common airliners learn how to get the best seat on an airline 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ The aircraft is a military version of the 737 that was used to transport military and civilian VIPs.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is a large door on the left side of the aircraft.^ On very small aircraft such as the Beechcraft 1900 there are only individual seats on each side of the aisle (1+1 seating).
  • Airline seating charts diagrams and seating arrangements for many common airliners learn how to get the best seat on an airline 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ Window seats are located at the sides of the aircraft, and usually next to a window, although some aircraft have seat rows where there is a window missing.
  • Airline seating charts diagrams and seating arrangements for many common airliners learn how to get the best seat on an airline 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

The US Navy was the launch customer for the 737-700C.[74]
.Boeing launched the 737-700ER on 31 January 2006.[75] All Nippon Airways is the launch customer, with the first one delivered on February 16, 2007. The 737-700ER is a mainline passenger version of the BBJ1 and 737-700IGW. It combines the 737-700 fuselage with the wings and landing gear of a 737-800. It will offer a range of 5,510 nautical miles (10,205 kilometers), with seating for 126 passengers in a traditional 2-class configuration.^ TEA-Switzerland Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737-700 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing Delivers Air China's First Next-Generation 737-800 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing delivers first 737-800 to WestJet .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

A competitor to this model would be the A319LR. The 700ER has the longest range for a 737.
.At the end of July 2008, Delta Air Lines took delivery of the first of 10 -700 model aircraft fitted with Messier-Bugatti's carbon brakes.^ Boeing delivers first Next-Generation 737 with carbon brakes to Delta Air Lines on a 737-700.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ American has started to take delivery of 76 new Boeing 737-800 series aircraft, their first new aircraft since 2006.
  • American Airlines and Their New Boeing 737's 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

^ TEA-Switzerland Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737-700 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

[76]
.All Nippon Airways, Japan’s second-biggest carrier, is to pioneer the model in Asia with a daily service between Tokyo and Mumbai.^ Japan, Tokyo Airport, Japan Airlines Boeing, malfunctions and smoke during takeoff, all 353 survived 1996 September 25th.

^ ANA ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

.ANA’s service, believed to be the first all-business class route connecting to a developing country, was to start in September 2007 and use a Boeing 737-700ER outfitted with 36 seats and an extra fuel tank.^ Boeing Delivers First 737-700ER to Launch Customer ANA .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing 747-400 (First Class) .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

^ Boeing 767 (First Class) .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

[77]
.The C-40A Clipper is a 737-700C used by the U.S. Navy as a replacement for the C-9B Skytrain II.^ Boeing launches the Next-Generation 737-700C with an order for two from the U.S. Navy.
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.The C-40B and C-40C are used by the US Air Force for transport of Generals and other senior leaders.^ The members of the CDR team included FAA, Transport Canada, and US Air Force personnel.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

.The Boeing 737 AEW&C is a 737-700IGW roughly similar to the 737-700ER. This is an Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) version of the 737NG. Australia is the first customer (as Project Wedgetail), followed by Turkey and South Korea.^ Boeing 737-700ER .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

^ The IAF's first Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) based on the Boeing 737 as seen at the Boeing factory in Seattle, WA .
  • Indian Air Force | Boeing 737 [www.bharat-rakshak.com] 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bharat-rakshak.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boeing 737-AEW&C Die Boeing-Sparte Integrated Defense Systems entwickelt in Zusammenarbeit mit Northrop Grumman auf Basis der 737-700ER die 737-AEW&C (= Airborne Early Warning & Control) [11] .
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

737-800

A Ryanair 737-800
.The 737-800 is a stretched version of the 737-700, and replaces the 737-400. It also filled the gap left by the decision to discontinue the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 following Boeing's merger with McDonnell Douglas.^ Boeing 737-700 COB73GTX1CLE .

^ Boeing 737-400 ASB734TXSEA .

^ Boeing 737-400 PEB734PBFI .

.The -800 was launched by Hapag-Lloyd Flug (now TUIfly) in 1994 and entered service in 1998. The 737-800 seats 162 passengers in a two class layout, or 189 in one class, and competes with the A320.^ It was launched in 1987 and entered service in 1990.

^ This model was launched by Southwest Airlines in 1993 and entered service in 1998.

^ It was launched in 1995 and entered service in 1998.

.For many airlines in the U.S., the 737-800 replaced aging Boeing 727-200 trijets and MD-80 series and MD-90 aircraft.^ Boeing 737 Airline Upgrade Extension Pack for the 800 X2.
  • Ariane - Boeing 737 800 X2 Airline Upgrade - FlightSim Pilot Shop 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.fspilotshop.com [Source type: General]

^ BOEING 737-800 DELTA AIRLINES SEATING CHART .
  • Airline seating charts diagrams and seating arrangements for many common airliners learn how to get the best seat on an airline 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing 737-200 DLB732TXIAH .

.The P-8 Poseidon is a 737-800ERX ("Extended Range") that, on June 14, 2004, Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems division beat Lockheed Martin in the contest to replace the US Navy's P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.^ P-8 Poseidon , a 737-800ERX - On June 14, 2004, Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems division beat Lockheed Martin in the contest to replace the P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.

^ Boeing has also recently announced the 737-700ER (Extended Range).

^ June 14, 2004 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - Milestones 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

737-900

An Alaska Airlines 737-900
.Boeing later introduced the 737-900, the longest and most powerful variant to date.^ Boeing 737-900 ER .
  • Large Transport Jet for sale - Add your Aircraft listings here. 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.aviatorsale.com [Source type: News]

^ In order to better compete with offerings from Airbus, Boeing later introduced the 737-900, which was the longest variant.

^ Boeing 737-900 .
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

.Alaska Airlines launched the 737-900 in 1997 and accepted delivery on May 15, 2001. Because the -900 retains the same exit configuration of the -800, seating capacity is limited to 177 seats in two classes, or 189 in a single-class layout.^ Alaska Airlines launched the 737-900 in 1997 and entered it into service in 2000.

^ BOEING 737-800 DELTA AIRLINES SEATING CHART .
  • Airline seating charts diagrams and seating arrangements for many common airliners learn how to get the best seat on an airline 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing 737-800 airline operators: .
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The 737-900 also retains the MTOW and fuel capacity of the -800, trading range for payload.^ Additional Structural / Operational Data ++ The aircraft can fly approximately 3,800 nautical miles with NBAA reserves with full fuel, taking off at MTOW ++ Max.
  • Jameslist - for sale: Boeing 737 (Price on request), located in Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jameslist.com [Source type: General]

^ The Boeing Business Jet - or BBJ - is a long range corporate jet development of the 737-700 and -800.
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boeing Launches New Higher Capacity, Longer Range 737 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.These shortcomings until recently prevented the 737-900 from effectively competing with the Airbus A321.^ Mit dem gleichen Rumpf der 737-900 ist sie in der Lage, bis zu 215 Personen zu transportieren und wird erst dadurch zu einem ernsthaften Konkurrenten des Airbus A321 .
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

.The 737-900ER, which was called the 737-900X prior to launch, is the newest addition and the largest variant of the Boeing 737 line and was introduced to meet the range and passenger capacity of the discontinued 757-200 and to directly compete with the Airbus A321.^ Both Boeing and Airbus do this on the A320 and the 737.

^ Airbus A320 vs. Boeing 737 .

^ Boeing 737-200 .
  • Repair Station at PHX 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.visitingphx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

.An additional pair of exit doors and a flat rear pressure bulkhead increase seating capacity to 180 passengers in a 2-class configuration or 215 passengers in a single-class layout.^ An argument against rearward seats has been that passengers who desire the natural layout of forward facing seats may be uncomfortable with a rearward layout.
  • Airline seating charts diagrams and seating arrangements for many common airliners learn how to get the best seat on an airline 11 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: General]

^ Internal locks on all exits (including r/h cockpit DV window) except forward left-hand passenger door which is externally lockable.
  • Jameslist - for sale: Boeing 737 (Price on request), located in Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jameslist.com [Source type: General]

^ Large rear cabin seating ten passengers in two four-place groups around demountable folding tables and one two-place group with console table.
  • Jameslist - for sale: Boeing 737 (Price on request), located in Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jameslist.com [Source type: General]

.Additional fuel capacity and standard winglets improve range to that of other 737NG variants.^ Boeing 737 BBJ 2 - This model is equipped with auxiliary fuel tanks in the cargo compartment for additional range capability.
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first 737-900ER was rolled out of the Renton, Washington factory on August 8, 2006 for its launch customer, Lion Air.^ Roll-out der ersten Maschine war im August 2006, der Erstflug fand am 1.
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

.Lion Air received this aircraft on April 27, 2007 in a special dual paint scheme combining the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage.^ Boeing Delivers First 737-900ER in Lion Air Livery .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Juli 2005 die indonesische Lion Air vorgestellt, welche die ersten ihrer 122 bestellten Exemplare am 27.
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Boeing Confirms Lion Air Order for 22 737s .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

.The 737-900ER is now the standard 737-900 model offered by Boeing.^ Boeing 737-900 .
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Other Boeing Models: 717 , 727 , 737, 747 , 757 , 767 , 777 .
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Superfine quality is now possible across the range of Boeing 737 aircraft with 32 bit clarity.
  • simMarket: ARIANE - BOEING 737-500 HIDEF� BASE PACK 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

The 737-900 non-ER model has been discontinued in favor of the -900ER.

Boeing Business Jet

.The Boeing Business Jet is a customized version of the 737. Plans for a business jet version of the 737 are not new.^ Boeing 737 (Business Class) .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

^ The Boeing 737 directional control system is unique among jet transport aircraft because of its single rudder panel, single rudder power control unit (PCU) combination.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

^ From the makers of the most accurate & authentic advanced series of 737 aircraft in the world; a milestone achievement in simulation technology; the world's favourite Business Jet.
  • simMarket: ARIANE - BOEING 737-BBJ V3.5 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

.In the late 1980s, Boeing marketed the 77-33 jet, a business jet version of the 737-300.[78] The name was short-lived.^ Boeing 737-300 COB733TXIAH .

^ Boeing 737 (Business Class) .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

^ Boeing 737-300 .
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]
  • Safetycards Collection ( A-B ) 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Academic]

.After the introduction of the next generation series, Boeing introduced the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) series.^ Geschichte 2 Kommunalitt 3 Versionen 3.1 Die Ur-Versionen 3.1.1 Boeing 737-100 3.1.2 Boeing 737-200 3.2 Die klassischen Versionen 3.2.1 Boeing 737-300 3.2.2 Boeing 737-400 3.2.3 Boeing 737-500 3.3 Die Next Generation 3.3.1 Boeing 737-600 3.3.2 Boeing 737-700 3.3.3 Boeing 737-800 3.3.4 Boeing 737-900 3.4 Boeing Business Jet 4 Zwischenflle 5 Technische Daten 6 Auslieferungen 7 Literatur 8 Einzelnachweise 9 Weblinks .
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Die Boeing 737 wurde in drei Generationen gefertigt, die man in die Ur-Versionen, die klassischen Versionen und die Next Generation (NG) einteilt.
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Die Boeing 737-700 war die erste Version der Next Generation (NG) und entspricht in der Lnge etwa der Boeing 737-300.
  • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

.The BBJ1 was similar in dimensions to the 737-700 but had additional features, including stronger wings and landing gear from the 737-800, and has increased range (through the use of extra fuel tanks) over the other 737 models.^ Compared with the -400 the -800 is 3,02 meter longer, taking typical two class seating from 146 to 162, while range is significantly increased.
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other Boeing Models: 717 , 727 , 737, 747 , 757 , 767 , 777 .
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The newer 737 wing allowed the introduction of further fuel saving through the winglets.

The first BBJ rolled out on 11 August 1998 and flew for the first time on September 4.[79]
.On October 11, 1999 Boeing launched the BBJ2. Based on the 737-800, it is 5.84 metres (19 ft 2 in) longer than the BBJ, with 25% more cabin space and twice the baggage space, but has slightly reduced range.^ Boeing 737-800 airline operators: .
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boeing 737 BBJ2 operators: .
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boeing 737-800 production: .
  • Boeing 737-800 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is also fitted with auxiliary belly fuel tanks and winglets. The first BBJ2 was delivered on 28 February 2001.[79]
.Boeing's BBJ3 is based on the 737-900ER. The BBJ3 has 1,120 square feet (104 m2) of floor space, 35% more interior space and 89% more luggage space than the BBJ2. It has an auxiliary fuel system, giving it a range of up to 4,725 nautical miles (8,751 km), and a Head-up display.^ Boeing 737-900ER .
  • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

^ I believe Airbus build about 6 more A32x per month than Boeing do the 73x.

^ The aircraft caught fire after crashing and breaking up in a swampy area about three miles (4.8 km) from the Pulcallpa airport.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Boeing completed the first example in August, 2008. This aircraft's cabin is pressurized to a simulated 6,500-foot (2,000 m) altitude.^ Boeing Delivers China Eastern's First 737-700s with High-Altitude Package .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ AeroMexico's First Boeing 737-700 Nears Completion .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ The aircraft experienced an explosive decompression and structural failure at about 24,000 feet due to metal fatigue in an upper cabin area.
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Operators

.The 737 is operated by more than 500 airlines, flying to 1,200 destinations in 190 countries.^ October 1990; Xiamen Airlines 737-200; Guangzhou, China: Hijacker detonated bomb during approach, causing the 737 to hit parked 757 on the ground.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 1988; Ethiopian Airlines 737-200; Bahar Dar, Ethiopia: During takeoff, the aircraft ingested numerous pigeons into both engines.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ariane - Boeing 737-800 X2 Base Pack [ARI-190]    Earn 200 Rewards Points For FSX. .
  • Ariane - Boeing 737-800 X2 Base Pack - FlightSim Pilot Shop 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.fspilotshop.com [Source type: General]

.With over 8,000 aircraft ordered, over 6,000 delivered, and over 4,500 still in service, at any given time there are on average 1,250 airborne worldwide.^ We do understand that we’ll have quite a few [A320 Family] aircraft already out there by the time this aircraft enters service in about 2013 or so — probably in the neighborhood of about 5,000 [A320 Family] aircraft [in operation by then].

.On average, somewhere in the world, a 737 takes off or lands every five seconds.^ AMC Airlines Takes Second Boeing 737-800 through GECAS .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ The shadow of the Boeing 737-300 can be seen in the clouds after take off and rising above the clouds over Houston .

^ Air China's First Boeing 737-700 Takes Off for Home .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

[9] .Since entering service in 1968, the 737 has carried over 12 billion passengers over 120 billion km (65 billion nm), and has accumulated more than 296 million hours in the air.^ Figures reflected an average 737-800 costing (conservatively) about 10% more than the A320.

^ You will probably be aware, Airbus kicked up a stink over the 737 grandfather rights issue during certification and thats why the A320 carries less passengers in a dual-layout than the 737-800.

.The 737 represents more than 25% of the worldwide fleet of large commercial jet airliners.^ Fast-Growing Ryanair Adds Two More Boeing 737-800s to the Fleet .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Air Europa Adds More Boeing 737-800s to its All-Boeing Fleet .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

^ Boeing 737-700 Generates More French Jobs Than Airbus A319 .
  • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

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Civilian

Military

Many countries operate the 737 passenger and cargo variants in government or military applications.

Incidents and accidents

Aloha Airlines Flight 243 at Kahului Airport, after its fuselage was ripped apart during flight.
.As of June 2009, a total of 295 incidents involving 737s had occurred,[84] including 144 hull-loss accidents[85] resulting in a total of 3,847 fatalities.^ This plane crash resulted in no fatalities, and is not a fatal event as defined by AirSafe.com , but is included because of the seriousness of the event.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a result of this accident, there were a number of regulatory changes involving inspection requirements for older aircraft such as the one involved in this event.
  • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The primary reason Eastwinds 517 did not result in a catastrophic accident is that Eastwinds 517 was above crossover speed when the rudder hardover occurred.
  • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

The 737 has also been in 104 hijackings involving 324 fatalities.[86]
Notable incidents involving 737-100/-200 aircraft
.
  • January 13, 1982: Air Florida Flight 90, a 737-200 crashed in a severe snowstorm, immediately after takeoff from Washington National Airport, hitting the 14th Street Bridge and falling into the ice-covered Potomac River in Washington, D.C..^ January 1982; Air Florida 737-200; Washington, DC: .
    • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ December 1972; United Air Lines 737-200; Flight 553; Midway Airport, Chicago: The aircraft had been on a scheduled domestic flight from National Airport near Washington, DC to Midway Airport in Chicago, IL. During approach, the crew allowed the airspeed to deteriorate and the aircraft to stall and lose altitude.
    • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ March 2003; Air Algérie 737-200; near Tamanrasset, Algeria: The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff on a domestic flight from Tamanrasset to Ghardaia.
    • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .All but five of the 74 passengers and five crew members died; four motorists on the bridge were killed as well.^ All six passengers and seven crew members were killed.
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    ^ All six crew members were killed.
    • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The crash killed five of the seven crew members and 43 of the 58 passengers.
    • Fatal Boeing 737 Plane Crashes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airsafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [87]
  • .
  • August 22, 1985: British Airtours Flight 28M, a 737-200, caught on fire after a rejected take-off at Manchester Airport, UK, after a crack in one of the combustors of the left Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 engine.^ Configuration: Pax, Engine: JT8D-17/15, TT: 55968, MSN: 56178 Comments: *The aircraft is a Stage II aircraft but we can convert to Stage III. Must ...
    • Boeing 737 For Sale or Lease on SpeedNews 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.speednews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With Airbus equally hesitant about committing to the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine, the new winglets will certainly close the gap on the 737 family in terms of fuel burn and performance.” .

    ^ August 2008 strzte Flug 6895, eine Boeing 737-200 der Itek-Air in der Nhe der kirgisischen Hauptstadt Bischkek ab.
    • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

    56 of the 136 passengers and crew died, most due to toxic smoke inhalation. .Research following the flight led to many innovations in air safety, including a redesign of the 737's galley area.
  • April 28, 1988: Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a 737-200, suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression at 24,000 feet (7,300 m), but was able to land safely at Kahului Airport on Maui with only one fatality.^ Maintain a safe margin so that a pilot could continue a safe flight and land in a crosswind or go-around if necessary.
    • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Tote) [17] Ein sehr spektakulrer Zwischenfall ereignete sich auf dem Aloha-Airlines-Flug 243 von Hilo nach Honolulu am 28.
    • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The only descent thing in this ‘article’ is a picture of the 737 with a nice wing flex in 1g flight.

    .Flight attendant C.B. Lansing, who was not in restraints at the moment of decompression, was blown out of the aircraft over the ocean and was never found.
  • September 15, 1988: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 604, a 737-200, suffered a double bird strike while taking off from Bahar Dar Airport.^ Seat Track Damage VI. CONCLUSIONS VII. RECOMMENDATIONS   I. Executive Summary On September 8, 1994, USAir Flight 427, a Boeing 737-300, crashed while maneuvering to land at Pittsburgh International Airport.
    • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The shadow of the Boeing 737-300 can be seen in the clouds after take off and rising above the clouds over Houston .

    ^ Taking off on its very first flight after being built .

    .It crashed while trying to return to the airport, and 35 of 98 passengers survived while all 6 crew members survived.^ The changes to the B737 will help insure the highest level of safety for passengers and flight crew members.
    • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

    [88]
  • .
  • March 3, 1991: United Airlines Flight 585, a 737-200 carrying 20 passengers and five crew members, lost control after a rudder malfunction and crashed outside of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, killing everyone on board.
  • April 19, 2000: Air Philippines Flight 541, a 737-200 crashed near Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Davao City, killing 131 people.^ Gemini 200 United Airlines Models .

    ^ Mrz 1991 strzte eine 737-200 der United Airlines mit 20 Passagieren und 5 Crewmitgliedern im Landeanflug auf Colorado Springs ab, alle Insassen starben Am 8.
    • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Gemini200 United Airlines Airbus A320-200 1/200 Scale .

    [89][90]
  • .
  • October 29, 2006: ADC Airlines Flight 53, a 737-200 crashed during a storm shortly after takeoff from Abuja, Nigeria.^ Gemini200 Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700W 1/200 Scale .

    ^ Gemini200 American Airlines Boeing 737-800W 1/200 Scale .

    ^ Die Boeing 737-200 ist 30,53 Meter (ca.
    • Boeing 737 | FlugStatistik - Lexikon - Boeing 737 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flugstatistik.de [Source type: Academic]

    All but seven of the 104 passengers and crew are reported to have been killed.[91]
  • .
  • August 24, 2008: Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 6895, a 737-200 crashed while attempting emergency landing on return 10 minutes after departure.^ USAir 427 was below the crossover speed and, due to the specific flight characteristics of a Boeing 737, lacked lateral control to return to wings level flight.
    • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ In that letter, Mr. Purvis states, "a full rudder hardover on a B737-200 Advanced airplane in level flight and flaps 10 could not be countered with wheel."
    • ALPA Report on USAir Flight 427 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.avweb.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Boeing Next-Generation 737 Fleet Reaches 10 Million Flight Hours in Record Time .
    • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

    The airliner was flying from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Tehran. .Out of 83 passengers and seven crew, there were 22 survivors.
  • March 1, 2010: Air Tanzania Flight 100, operated by Boeing 737-200 5H-MVZ sustained substantial damage when it departed the runway on landing at Mwanza Airport and the nosewheel collapsed.^ Boeing 737-200 .
    • Safetycards Collection ( A-B ) 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Boeing Updates Operators on 737 Issues .
    • Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 737 - News Releases 10 September 2009 21:56 UTC www.boeing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AIR ALGERIE Boeing 737-800 .
    • Airline Seat Charts | Airline Cabin Seat Layout Maps & Plans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: News]

    Damage was also caused to an engine.[92]

Specifications

737-100 737-200 737-200 Advanced 737 Classic (-300/-400/-500) 737 Next Generation (-600/-700/-800/-900)
Cockpit Crew Two
Seating capacity 85 (2-class, typical)
96 (1-class, typical)
97 (2-class, typical)
124 (1-class, typical)
102 (2-class, typical)
130 (1-class, typical)
108 - 146 (2-class, typical)
122 - 159 (1-class typical)
108 - 177 (2-class, typical)
130 - 189 (1-class, typical)
Length 94 ft (28.65 m) 100 ft 2 in (30.53 m) 102–120 ft (31–37 m) 102–138 ft (31–42 m)
Wingspan 93 ft (28.35 m) 94 ft 9 in (28.88 m) 112 ft 7 in (34.32 m)
117 ft 5 in (35.79 m) with winglets
Wing sweepback 25 degrees 25.02 degrees
Tail height 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m) 36 ft 4 in (11.07 m) 41 ft 3 in (12.57 m)
Cabin Width 11 ft 7 in (3.53 m)
Fuselage Width 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)
Cargo capacity 650 cu ft (18.4 m3) 875 cu ft (24.8 m3) 822–1,373 cu ft (23.3–38.9 m3) 756–1,835 cu ft (21.4–52.0 m3)
Empty weight, typical 62,000 lb (28,100 kg) 69,700 lb (31,600 kg) 69,800 lb (31,700 kg) 69,000–74,170 lb (31,300–33,600 kg) 80,200–98,500 lb (36,400–44,700 kg)
Maximum take-off weight (MTOW) 110,000 lb (49,900 kg) 115,500 lb (52,400 kg) 128,100 lb (58,100 kg) 139,500–150,000 lb (63,300–68,000 kg) 144,500–187,700 lb (65,500–85,100 kg)
Cruising speed Mach 0.74 (485 mph, 780 km/h) Mach 0.78 (511 mph, 823 km/h)
Maximum speed Mach 0.82 (544 mph, 876 km/h)
Takeoff run at MTOW 6,646 ft (2,026 m) - - 7,550–8,500 ft (2,300–2,590 m) 8,000–8,300 ft (2,400–2,500 m)
Maximum range, fully loaded 1,540 nmi (2,850 km; 1,770 mi) 1,900–2,300 nmi (3,500–4,300 km; 2,200–2,600 mi) 2,270–2,400 nmi (4,200–4,440 km; 2,610–2,760 mi) 3,050–5,510 nmi (5,650–10,200 km; 3,510–6,340 mi)
Maximum fuel capacity 4,720 US gal (17,900 l; 3,930 imp gal) 4,780 US gal (18,100 l; 3,980 imp gal) 5,160 US gal (19,500 l; 4,300 imp gal) 5,311 US gal (20,100 l; 4,422 imp gal) 6,875 US gal (26,020 l; 5,725 imp gal)
Service ceiling 35,000 ft (10,700 m) 37,000 ft (11,300 m) 41,000 ft (12,500 m)
Engines (×2) Pratt & Whitney JT8D CFM International 56-3 series CFM International CFM56-7 series
Thrust (×2) 14,500 lbf (64 kN) 14,500–17,400 lbf (64–77 kN) 20,000–23,500 lbf (89–100 kN) 19,500–27,300 lbf (87–121 kN)
Sources: Boeing 737 Specifications,[93] 737 Airport Planning Report[94]

Deliveries

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988
237 290 330 302 212 202 173 223 299 281 320 281 135 76 89 121 152 218 215 174 146 165
1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967
161 141 115 67 83 95 108 92 77 40 25 41 51 55 23 22 29 37 114 105 4
  • Data through end of August 2009.[95]
Production numbers
Variant Produced First flight[38]
737-100 30[96] April 9, 1967
737-200 1,114[97] August 8, 1967
737-200C 96[98] September 18, 1968
737-200 Adv 865 April 15, 1971
737-300 1,113[97] February 24, 1984
737-400 486[97] February 19, 1988
737-500 389[97] June 30, 1989
737-600 68[99] January 22, 1998
737-700 847
378 on order[99]
February 9, 1997
737-BBJ1 95 on order[99] September 4, 1998
737-800 1207
886 on order
July 31, 1997
737-BBJ2 13 on order N/A
737-900 55 built[99] August 3, 2000
737-900ER 165 on order[99] 1 September 2006[99]
737-BBJ3 N/A N/A
Total 6200+ built

See also

Related development
Comparable aircraft
Related lists

References

Notes
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The Boeing 737 is a medium sized, short to medium rage commercial airliner built by the North American company Boeing. This plane is so far the best selling jet airliner on Earth. There are nearly 6,000 examples to be found around the world with over 1,200 of them in the air at any given time. The 737's seats are usually arranged with 3 on one side and 3 on the other side.

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History

737 Original

The airplane was officially announced in 1964. The plane had already got many airlines interested even before it first flew in 1967. German airline Lufthansa made the first passenger flight in 1969.

The initial model was the 737-100. It was launched by Lufthansa in 1965. The -100 was rolled out on January 17, 1967 and entered service in 1968. The aircraft is the smallest variant of the 737. Only 30 737-100s were ordered and delivered, and no 737-100s remain in service today. The original Boeing prototype, last operated by NASA, retired more than 30 years after its maiden flight, and is on exhibit in the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The 737-200 is a 737-100 with an extended fuselage. It was launched by United Airlines in 1965. The -200 was rolled out on June 29, 1967 and entered service in 1968. The 737-200 Advanced is an improved version of the -200, introduced by All Nippon Airways on May 20, 1971.[56] The aircraft has improved aerodynamics, automatic wheel brakes, more powerful engines, more fuel capacity and longer range than the -200.

After 40 years, the final 737-200 aircraft in the United States flying scheduled passenger service were phased out on March 31, 2008 with the last flights of Aloha Airlines (Aloha continues to fly its interisland cargo flights). The aircraft had been eliminated from regular service in the continental United States in 2006, when Delta Air Lines withdrew the type.

737 Classic

The new 737 Classic series featured CFM56 turbofan engines, which had a better fuel economy and far less noise. However, it also posed an engineering challenge given the low ground clearance of the 737. Boeing and engine supplier CFM International solved the problem by placing the engine ahead of (rather than below) the wing. They also moved engine accessories to the sides (rather than the bottom) of the engine pod, giving the 737 a distinctive non-circular air intake. The wing incorporated a number of changes for improved aerodynamics.

The 737-300 was launched in 1981 by both USAir and Southwest Airlines becoming the first model of the 737 Classic series. The aircraft has a typical capacity of 128 passengers in a two class configuration (137 seats in a one class coach seating configuration). The 300 series remained in production until 1999 when the last aircraft was delivered to Air New Zealand on December 17, 1999.

Various modifications have been made to aircraft previously in service. The 737-300 can be retrofitted with Aviation Partners Boeing winglets. The 737-300 retrofitted with winglets is designated the -300SP (special performance). Used passenger -300 aircraft have also been converted to freighter versions.

The 737-400 was launched in 1985 as a stretched 737-300, primarily for use by charter airlines. Piedmont Airlines was the launch customer with an order for 25 aircraft in 1986. The first 400 entered service in 1988 with Piedmont. The last delivery of the -400 occurred on February 25, 2000 to CSA Czech Airlines.

The 737-400F was not a model delivered by Boeing but a converted 737-400 to an all cargo aircraft. Alaska Airlines was the first to convert one of its 400s from regular service to an aircraft with the ability to handle 10 pallets. The airline has also converted five more into fixed combi aircraft for half passenger and freight. These 737-400 Combi aircraft are now in service.

The 737-500 was launched in 1987 by Southwest Airlines and entered service in 1990. The fuselage length of the 737-500 is similar to the 737-200 while incorporating the improvements of the 737 Classic series. It offered a modern and direct replacement of the 737-200, while also allowing longer routes with fewer passengers to be more economical than with the 737-300. The last -500 was delivered to All Nippon Airlines on July 26, 1999.

737 Next Generation

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Boeing 737-800 of Air Berlin.

By the early 1990s, it became clear that the new Airbus A320 was a serious threat to Boeing's market share. Airbus won previously loyal 737 customers such as Lufthansa and United Airlines. In November 1993, Boeing's board of directors authorized the Next Generation program to replace the 737 Classic series. The -600, -700, and -800 series were planned. After engineering trade studies and discussions with major 737 customers, Boeing proceeded to launch the 737 Next Generation series.

New features included:

  • Improved CFM56-7 turbofan engine, 7% more fuel efficient than the CFM56-3
  • Intercontinental range of over 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km).
  • Increased fuel capacity and higher Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
  • Six-screen LCD glass cockpit with modern avionics, retaining crew commonality with previous generation 737
  • Passenger cabin improvements similar to those on the Boeing 777, featuring more curved surfaces and larger overhead bins than previous generation 737s. The Next Generation 737 interior was also adopted on the Boeing 757-300.
  • New airfoil section, increased wing span, area, and chord
  • Winglets on most models
  • Redesigned vertical stabilizer
  • (As of July 2008) Carbon brakes manufactured by Messier-Bugatti. These new brakes, now certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, weigh 550–700 lb less than the steel brakes normally fitted to the Next-Gen 737s. A weight reduction of 700 pounds on a Boeing 737-800 results in 0.5% reduction in fuel burn.

Yhe 737-600 replaced the 737-500 in Boeing's line up, and was also intended to replace airlines' DC-9s. The 737-600 was launched by Scandinavian Airlines System in 1995 with the first aircraft delivered on September 18, 1998. The -600 is the only Boeing 737 still in production that does not include winglets as an option. WestJet was to be the Boeing launch customer for the 737-600 with winglets but announced in their Q2 2006 results that they were not going to move ahead with those plans. The 737-600 competes with the Airbus A318 and Embraer 195. A total of 69 -600s have been delivered with no unfilled orders as of 2009.

The 737-700 was the first of Next Generation series when launch customer Southwest Airlines ordered the variant in November 1993. The variant was based on the 737-300 and entered service in 1998. It replaced the 737-300 in Boeing's lineup, and its direct competitor is the A319. It typically seats 132 passengers in a two class cabin or 149 in all economy configuration.

The 737-800 is a stretched version of the 737-700, and replaces the 737-400. It also filled the gap left by Boeing's discontinuation of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 after Boeing's merger with McDonnell Douglas. The -800 was launched by Hapag-Lloyd Flug (now TUIfly) in 1994 and entered service in 1998. The 737-800 seats 162 passengers in a two class layout, or 189 in one class, and competes with the A320. For many airlines in the U.S., the 737-800 replaced aging Boeing 727-200 trijets and MD-80s and MD-90s.

Boeing later introduced the 737-900, the longest and most powerful variant to date. Alaska Airlines launched the 737-900 in 1997 and accepted delivery on May 15, 2001. Because the -900 retains the same exit configuration of the -800, seating capacity is limited to 177 seats in two classes, or 189 in a single-class layout. The 737-900 also retains the MTOW (maximum take-off weight) and fuel capacity of the -800, trading range for payload. These shortcomings until recently prevented the 737-900 from effectively competing with the Airbus A321. The 737-900ER, which was called the 737-900X prior to launch, is the newest addition and the largest variant of the Boeing 737 line and was introduced to meet the range and passenger capacity of the discontinued 757-200 and to directly compete with the Airbus A321. An additional pair of exit doors and a flat rear pressure bulkhead increase seating capacity to 180 passengers in a 2-class configuration or 215 passengers in a single-class layout. Additional fuel capacity and standard winglets improve range to that of other 737NG variants. The first 737-900ER was rolled out of the Renton, Washington factory on August 8, 2006 for its launch customer, Lion Air. Lion Air received this aircraft on April 27, 2007 in a special dual paint scheme combining the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage. The 737-900ER is now the standard 737-900 model offered by Boeing. The 737-900 non-ER model has been discontinued in favor of the -900ER, but the standard -900 remains in service as of January 2010.

Variants

Here is a list of different types of 737:

Original

  • 737-100
  • 737-200

Classic

  • 737-300
  • 737-400
  • 737-500

Next Generation (NG)

  • 737-600
  • 737-700
  • 737-800
  • 737-900
  • 737-900ER

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