Boeing 737
Boeing 737

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"Seven hundred and thirty-seven" - one of the most successful models of the American aircraft manufacturing corporation "The Boeing Company", as well as the most widely used airliner in the world. Since 1967, more than seven thousand cars of this modification have been produced. And even for today's time, the Boeing 737 continues to be produced and is in great demand with air carriers all over the world. Its main competitor in the airline market, among narrow-body passenger aircraft, is Airbus A320.

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The company “Boeing”, in production today, has nine variations of the model 737, these are different modifications of 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 aircraft was first presented to the public in 1964, and in February1968, it first flew into the sky. After that, the liner went into service with the airline. It was a version of 737-100, which was later modified to a more successful version of 737-200. Boeing 737-200 was released in the 1988 year. A total of more than 900 machines of this type were sold to air carriers. The Boeing company initially planned from 60 to 85 passenger seats in its aircraft, but after consulting with its first client, the number of seats was increased to one hundred. By increasing the number of seats in each row, Boeing defeated his rival DC-9

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

In the early eighties, the Boeing 737 went through a major upgrade. The company “Boeing” has increased the number of passenger seats in the new model range. These modifications allow you to carry up to 150 passengers. The power of the aircraft has grown. On the plane were installed new engines and the latest avionics. The flight range has been increased. Harmful emissions become less. They began to meet new standards. “Boeing” used a brand new CFM56 engine, which had lower fuel consumption and also met strict noise levels. Modifications have been the wings of the aircraft. Become better aerodynamics. Thus, successful models, 737-300, -400, -500, which can satisfy the majority of airports in the world. The Boeing 737-300 took to the air in 1984 year, and its production was discontinued in December 1999 year.

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Boeing 737 Salon

In 1986, the company began the development of an enhanced version marked as Boeing 737-400 with more powerful engines and a capacity of 170 passengers. It has become three meters longer than its predecessor. The production of this model ended in 2000. The smallest and youngest member of the second generation is 737-500, capable of carrying up to 132 passengers, entered service in February 1990. Prior to the end of 737-500 production in 1999, more than 350 units were supplied 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 the modifications -600, -700, -800 and -900. Unlike previous versions, the -800 and -900 models 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 an option similar to 727-500, but with a greater range, led to the development of a version of 737-600. The first flight of the Boeing737-600 took place in the 1998 year. The Boeing 737-900ER is the largest in the 737 family with a flight distance of up to 6045 km. This model entered flight operation in the 2007 year.

Characteristics of Boeing 737-900 (737-800):

  • 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.
  • Distance: 5660 km.
  • Ceiling: 12400 m.
  • Number of places: 177-189 (162-189)
  • Crew: 2 person

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