Boeing 737

Boeing 737 der israelischen El Al
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Boeing 737 is the most successful family of jets, which was ever built. The airplane of the US-American manufacturer Boeing is manufactured.

The first machine of thisType main header to 9. April 1967 off. Since that time the 737 over 6000 times was sold (conditions: 03/2006) and flies meanwhile to the 4. Generation.

Boeing 737 is a classical „Single Aisle “air liner, is called it possesses only one center aisle and is for short and medium rangesdesigned. Their service ceiling amounts to approx. 11,000 meters (approx. 37,000 foot) - with Boeing 737 NG of 12,500 meters (approx. 41,000 foot). Their range is with approx. 3300 km (1800 nautical miles), their maximum speed with 850 km/h.

Which it however regarding the range toocarry out are capable, prove Boeing to 737 NG (NEXT generation). In form Boeing of the Business jet (BBJ) flies it for example nonstop from Frankfurt to Los Angeles, Singapore or Tokyo - naturally only with some few passengers.

First delivered Boeing 737 was for those Lufthansa determines.

Like Boeing 747 („jumbo jet “) possesses also Boeing 737 an internationally common pointed name. In flier circles Boeing 737 „Bobby “one calls. The name, which admits rather in the German-speaking countries is, developed for Lufthansa in - the company. There it gave for the small passengers inthe time of 1970 to 1972 a book, which „Bobby Boeing's adventure was called “.

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the first versions

characteristic of the first versions is that the engines are clearly slimmer, but however longer than with thatlater 737-Typen and thus to the rear from the bearing areas stand out.

Boeing 737-100

the 737-100 is with a length of 28.63 meters (94 foot) the standard short version of the 737-Familie. The first flight took place to 9. April 1967. The 737 got the same fuselage cross-section and the sameCockpit form like the already existing types Boeing 707 and Boeing 727 and was equipped with „Pratt & Whitney “- JT8D-Triebwerken. Without at that time still usual flight engineer however one did. The airplane was first smiled at, since its span was just as large as its length. The airplanein co-operation with German Lufthansa AG one developed, which was also the principal client of this version. To 15. March 1965 was signed first the sales contract over 21 machines of the type 737-130. This becomes to 26. February 1967 on 24 machines increases, then however again to5. August 1968 on 22 machines reduces. These machines carried the Boeing serial numbers 19013 to 19033 as well as 19794. They were transferred between December 1967 and February 1969 to the Lufthansa fleet. Between March 1981 and March 1982 all machines were resold, most went at People express. By Boeing 737-100 altogether 30 pieces were manufactured.

Boeing 737-200

Boeing 737-200

Boeing 737-200 is the extended version of the 737-100. Them are 30.53 meters (approx. 100 foot) long and likewise still with „Pratt & Whitney “- JT8D-Triebwerken equipped. Of thisVersion were built over 1100 pieces. Erstkunde of this model was United Airlines.

Boeing 737-200 Advanced

Boeing 737-200 Advanced is an advancement of the 737-200 with the same dimensions, but a better performance. It has a larger range, a higher additional load andcan operate on shorter starting and runways. Besides the engines were optimized regarding consumption and noise generation. Significant is also an important advancement of the avionics.

the classical versions

of the classical versions Boeing 737-300, -400 and -500 became 1984 to 1999 nearly 2000 pieces produce.

Boeing 737-300

Boeing B737-300 of Lufthansa

Boeing 737-300 was somewhat longer and got the modern CFM56-3-Triebwerk of CFMI, had already screens in the cockpit and a Flight management system. Maximally 150 seats were permitted. Ofover 1100 pieces were likewise built for this version. Erstkunde of this type was Southwest Airlines.

Boeing 737-400

Boeing B737-400 (D-ABAK) of the air Berlin

for the 400er-Variante was again extended the 737 and could take up now up to 174 passengers. It was therebylargest classical Boeing 737.

  • Takeoff weight: max. 68,000 kg
  • Kerosin-Tank: 2x 4500 kg (wing tanks), 1x 7100 kg (central tank)
  • cruising speed: Mach 0.79
  • maximum speed: Mach 0.82
  • consumption: 3200 l/h with cruising speed
  • range: 4150 km

Boeing 737-500

Boeing 737-500 was a shortened version alsothe length Boeing 737-200, but the modern technology of the -300 and -400. This airplane may have maximally 132 passenger seats, with 100 to 110 seats is however usually operated. Erstkunde of this type was Southwest Airlines.

NEXT generation

in November 1993 gaveBoeing admits to modernize its 737-Familie. Die entstandenen Modelle (-600, -700-, -800, -900 und manchmal BBJ) bezeichnet man als „Next Generation“.

Boeing 737-600

Boeing 737-600

Boeing 737-600 is 1998 the smallest version „of the NEXT generation “(NG) with higher chassis, changed bearing area and a EFIS glass cockpit. The CFM56 is used, in a new version -7, moreover. It has maximally 132, usually 100 passenger seats.

Boeing 737-700

Boeing 737-700, the first version „of the NEXT generation “(NG), has for instance the length Boeing 737-300 and is since 2003 usually equipped with large Winglets. It possesses a ETOPS - permission. Erstkunde of this Models was Southwest Airlines.

Boeing 737-700C

Boeing 737-700C (C = Convertible) is a version Boeing 737-700, those with one „Quick CHANGE “- option in less than oneHour by a passenger airline into an air freighter to be converted can (or in reverse). It has the strengthened bearing areas Boeing 737-BBJ. In an in class configuration passengers can be carried, the two-class configuration offer place for up to 126 passengers up to 140. In the freight version can toto 18,780 kg of freight over 5335 km (2880 Nm) to be carried. Boeing 737-700C is equipped with a again developed freight door in the Hauptdeck. The first two full freighters became at the 3. September 1997 of the US Navy orders. The military variant is called C-40 tie-clip by.

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Boeing 737-800

Boeing 737-800 is somewhat longer than the 737-400 (39.5 m long/12.5 m highly/35.79 m span), likewise optionally available with the large Winglets, which have a height of 2.60 meters and can accept maximally 189 passengers. Erstkunde was 1998 the German Hapag Lloyd.

  • Max. one. Takeoff weight: 78240 kg
  • Kerosin-Tank: 26,000 l
  • cruising speed: 840 km/h
  • consumption: 3080 l/h with cruising speed
  • range: 5420 km
  • thrust: 2 x 12,300 kp
  • of starting and/or landing speed: 290 and/or. 230 km/h
  • necessary runway length: Boeing,

all 737-800 NG plans 2 km nowto reequip as follows: They get new software and stronger brakes. In addition the angles of the airbrakes (Speedbrakes) are stopped to 60 degrees, so that the airplanes also on small airports (e.g. in Bozen) to start and land can. Thus only 1300 meters for the start become and1450 meters for the landing needs.

Boeing 737-900

Boeing 737-900 is largest all Boeing 737, with however likewise on 189 limited number of passenger seats, since the emergency exits were not changed opposite Boeing 737-800. At a new version named Boeing 737-900X(now: 737-900ER) with more emergency exits for 210 passengers one works however. The first flight is to take place in the year 2007. Usually this airplane has 170 to 180 seats, start thereby against the airbus A321 and is the successor of the 757-200 to become.


on basis of the 737 developed Boeing as well as General Electric the business aircraft BBJ and BBJ2. The model BBJ3 became to 21. November 2005 announced and is based on the 737-900ER model.

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