Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12739 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
Well, being an "Airbus lover" myself, I say it's terrific news. I have always been a great fan of the 737 and I think it's a well deserved succes.
To answer your question, Michael, I think (and it's a guess, since I don't have my Production List to hand), it's 1996.
However, I'm curious as to how long it will take Boeing to reach the 5,000th 737. I think the final number of 737 "Classics" (-100 to -500) was around 3,240. So, this 737 for ATA brings the total number built to 4,740. So, 260 to go, at a production rate of, say, 13 per month . . .
Should we expect the 5,000th to be rolled out in late 2005/early 2006.
FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
I really don't see any reason why Boeing is now trying to build a replacement for the 737-the most successful commercial aircraft in history. This is just another milestone of the many that the 737 has set.
"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
LMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 4692 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
The first 737NG rolled off the production line in Renton, not Everett, in Dec 1996 and flew in Feb 1997.
Here's an interesting little fact about the 737NG family. It took six and a half years for 737NG production to reach 1500. It took the 737-300/400/500 ten years to reach this milestone and thirteen years for the A320 family.