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Boeing 737 (Series)

United States (1968)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Boeing 737 (Series) Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Transport Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 2/20/2018; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

  Boeing 737 (Series)  
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The Boeing 737 series is still used in large numbers all over the world.

The 737 Max 8 is expected to see deliveries begin to customer Southwest Airlines in early 2017. Among the features of the new model jet are its tail, addition of winglets to the mainplanes and all new fuel-efficient engines. Four 'Max' models are planned by Boeing.

The 737 Max 9 is the largest version of the 737 Max family with seating for 220 (single aisle). Its first-flight is scheduled for 2017. The test aircraft was debuted at Boeing's plant in Washington in December 2016. The Max 9 is intended to compete directly with the Airbus A321neo line.

March 2017 - Boeing has inked a deal with Iran (Iran Aseman Airlines) for an order of thirty 737 airliners in MAX configuration.

June 2017 - The 737 MAX 10 was announced at the Paris Air Show 2017. The offering is intended as a bridge product in the single-aisle passenger hauling market and to compete directly with the Airbus A321neo line. Boeing claims some 240 orders for the aircraft from ten carriers. The aircraft can carry up to 230 passengers when arranges in the single-aisle configuration. Key design changes to the 737-10 (MAX 10) include: revised wing mainplanes to accommodate revised main landing gear legs and improvement to low-speed drag reduction, levered main landing gear legs with larger brake units, a 66" stretch of the fuselage with a lighter weight rear section pressure bulkhead, and a new mid-section exit door.

February 2018 - The Model 737-7 was rolled out of Boeing's Renton facility for the first time. Deliveries of this model are expected in 2019 with about 60 units on order to date.

February 2018 - The Model 737 Max 9 has received its certification by U.S. authorities. The launch customer is Lion Air Group.
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Any available statistics for the Boeing 737 (Series) Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Transport Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).
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Boeing 737-100 Specifications
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United States
Year: 1968
Status: Active, In-Service
Type: Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Boeing Aircraft Company - USA
Production: 9,522
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Length: 93.83 ft (28.6 m)
Width: 92.85 ft (28.30 m)
Height: 37.07 ft (11.30 m)
Empty Weight: 61,994 lb (28,120 kg)
MTOW: 110,011 lb (49,900 kg)

Installed Power
2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-5/-7/-9/-17 turbofan engines developing 14,000lb of thrust each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 544 mph (876 kph; 473 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,600 mi (4,184 km; 2,259 nm)
Service Ceiling: 35,105 ft (10,700 m; 6.65 mi)


Operators List
Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belgium; Bolivia; Brazil; Brunel; Bulgaria; Canada; Chile; Taiwan; Colombia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; Ethiopia; Fiji; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Honduras; Hong Kong; Hungary; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Madagascar; Malaysia; Malta; Mauritania; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; NATO; Nauru; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norway; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Reunion; Romania; Russia; Samoa; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia; Singapore; Slovakia; South Africa; South Korea; Spain; Suriname; Sweden; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Vietnam; Yemen; Zimbabwe

Series Model Variants
• Model 737 - Base Series Designation
• 737-100 - Fitted with 2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7 engines of 19,000lbf; 104 to 118 passengers; 30 examples produced.
• 737-200; 1,114 examples produced
• 737-200C - 96 examples produced
• 737-200 Adv - 865 examples produced
• 737-300 - 1,113 examples produced
• 737-400 - Fitted with 2 x CFM International 56-3B-2 engines of 20,000lbf; 159 to 168 passengers; 486 examples produced.
• 737-500 - Fitted with 2 x CFM 56-3B-1 engines of 20,000lbf; 123 to 132 passengers; 389 examples produced.
• 737NG ("Next Generation") - Series evolution designation; covering 737-600, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 models.
• 737-600 - Fitted with 2 x CFM 56-7B20 engines of 22,700lbf; 123 to 132 passengers; 68 examples produced.
• 737-700 - Fitted with 2 x CFM 56-7B26 engines of 26,300lbf; 140 to 149 passengers; 847 examples produced.
• 737-700ER - Fitted with 2 x CFM 56-7B26 engines of 26,300lbf; 140 to 149 passengers.
• 737-800 - Fitted with 2 x CFM 56-7B27 engines of 27,300lbf; 162 to 189 passengers; 1,207 examples produced.
• 737-900 - 55 examples produced
• 737-900ER - 165 ordered
• 737-900ER - Fitted with 2 x CFM 56-7 engines of 27,300lbf; 177 to 215 passengers.
• 737-BBJ1 - 95 ordered
• 737-BBJ2 - 13 ordered
• 737-BBJ3
• 737 MAX - Series evolution designation; based on previous 737 design model though with CFM International LEAP-1B engines as well as subtle aerodynamic refinements to include winglets for improved efficiency.
• 737 MAX 7 - Based on the 737-700 / MAX 8 designs; announced July 2016; increased range and passenger options; rolled out in February of 2018.
• 737 MAX 8 - Successor to 737 NG series 737-800 models; stretch fuselage version of MAX 7; increased operational range.
• 737 MAX 200 - Announced September 2014; high-density model of the 737 MAX 8; seating for up to 200 passengers.
• 737-8ERX - Proposed model based on the 737 MAX 8; increased MTOW and operational ranges; wing mainplanes, center section and undercarriage from the MAX 9.
• 737 MAX 9 - Successor to the 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 series models; stretched fuselage version of MAX 8 model; improved operational ranges.
• 737 Max 10 (737-10) - Stretched model; larger variant based on the MAX 9 due to market demand.
• BBJ MAX 8 (Boeing Business Jet) - Proposed business market passenger model; fitted with CFM LEAP-1B engines.
• BBJ MAX 9 (Boeing Business Jet) - Proposed business market passenger model; fitted with CFM LEAP-1B engines.

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