Boeing 737
Boeing 737

Boeing 737. Photo. Video. Interior layout. Characteristics. Reviews.


Seven thirty-seventh is one of the most successful models of the American aircraft corporation The Boeing Company, and also the most widely used airliner in the world. Since 1967, more than seven thousand cars of this modification have already been produced. And even today the Boeing 737 continues to be produced and is in great demand among air carriers around the world. Its main competitor in the air transportation market, among narrow-body passenger aircraft, is Airbus A320.


Boeing 737 photo

Boeing 737 flies

The Boeing company, in production today, has nine variations of the 737 model, these are different modifications 737-600, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900. The Boeing 737 version can be chronologically divided into three groups - Original (first generation), Classic (second generation) and Next-Generation (third generation).

Generation Original (model -100, -200)


The plane was first presented to the public in 1964, and in February 1968 it took to the skies for the first time. After that, the liner entered service with the airline. This was the 737-100 version, which was later modified into the more successful 737-200 version. The Boeing 737-200 was launched in 1988. A total of more than 900 aircraft of this type have been sold to air carriers. Boeing originally planned 60 to 85 passenger seats on its plane, but after consulting with its first customer, the number of seats was increased to 9. By increasing the number of seats in each row, Boeing defeated its rival DC-XNUMX

Generation Classic (model -300, -400, -500)


In the early eighties, the Boeing 737 underwent a significant upgrade. The Boeing company has increased the number of passenger seats in the new model range. These modifications can carry up to 150 passengers. Aircraft power has grown. The aircraft was equipped with new engines and the latest avionics. The flight range was increased. Less harmful emissions. They began to meet new standards. Boeing used a completely new CFM56 engine that had lower fuel consumption and also met strict noise limits. The wings of the aircraft were also modified. The aerodynamics have become better. This is how successful models arose, 737-300, -400, -500, which can satisfy most of the world's airports. The Boeing 737-300 took off in 1984 and production ceased in December 1999.


Boeing 737 photo salon

Boeing 737 Salon


In 1986, the company began developing an extended version, designated the Boeing 737-400, with more powerful engines and a capacity of 170 passengers. It has become longer than its predecessor by three meters. The production of this model ended in 2000. The smallest and youngest member of the second generation, the 737-500, capable of carrying up to 132 passengers, entered service in February 1990. Before the end of production of the 737-500 in 1999, more than 350 units were delivered to the airline.

Generation Next-Generation  (-600, -700, -800, -900 models)


In the mid-nineties, the third generation of the Boeing 737 was launched. This generation includes modifications -600, -700, -800 and -900. Unlike previous versions, the -800 and -900 have undergone significant technological improvements.

One of the most important improvements is the presence of Head-Up Display (HUD), which is used in military aircraft. HUD is a transparent display that is between the pilot and the cockpit window. It projected all important data such as altitude, speed, location and more. During takeoff and landing it displays a schematic representation of the runway, allowing 737 fly even in poor visibility.


Boeing 737 interior scheme

Boeing 737 scheme

These versions were equipped with the new powerplant CFM 56-7B. Seats Boeing 737-700 identical version 737-300. The first aircraft 737-700 1997 delivered in the year to the company "Southwest Airlines". Later versions 737-800 a modern version with greater range to 5765 189 km and passenger seats. Version 737-800 is a successful model of the third generation's 737-900 with more than sell the car.

The demand for a variant similar to the 727-500 but with a longer range led to the development of the 737-600. The first flight of the Boeing 737-600 took place in 1998. The Boeing 737-900ER is the largest in the 737 family with a range of up to 6045 km. This model entered flight service in 2007.



Boeing 737-900 (737-800) specifications:


  • Length: 42,10 m (39,50 m)
  • Height: 12,5 m.
  • Wingspan: 34,30 m.
  • Fuselage Width: 3,76 m.
  • Cruising speed: 825 km / h.
  • Maximum speed: 880 km / h.
  • Range: 5660 km.
  • Ceiling: 12400 m.
  • Number of places: 177-189 (162-189)
  • Crew: 2 person


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