DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51 Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
Just for sentiment's sake -
This week, on December 8, 1996, the very first 737NG was rolled out in Renton. Line number 27841 became N737X, and after certification, it was delivered to Southwest Airlines as N707SW. The aircraft still serves today, and was recently retrofitted with the Aviation Partners Blended Winglets.
To date, the 737NG family has sold 2,367 737-600/700/800/900 and BBJ/BBJ2 types, and 1,607 have been delivered. Of the delivered aircraft, none have been written off in hull lost accidents nor have any fatal accidents occurred.
Atmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
The 737NG wasn't a complete overhaul of the 737 design, so the A320 has an edge in some features, although it isn't clear how important those are for a short-haul narrow body. Perhaps the biggest advantage for the A320 may be in whether it's easier/cheaper to manufacture than the 737NG. It also didn't hurt that Airbus had a pricing advantage as a result of a weak euro and very strong dollar between 1997 and 2002.
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