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Six Thousand Boeing 737's!  
User currently offlineDhefty From United States of America, joined May 2005, 599 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8194 times:

As of the end of July, 2005, Boeing has taken orders for 5917 B737's since the first order by Lufthansa back on February 16th, 1965. New orders as of August 11th have increased the total to 5956. Sometime in the next few days or weeks, the 6,000th B737 will have hit the order books. I wonder if Boeing will make a big splash with this event? Certainly it qualifies as a mighty significant story in aircraft manufacturing. Hopefully, we will see a big celebration! Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineGrimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8139 times:

I wonder will the airline who buys it have marked 6000th Boeing 737 on it like SQ did with the 1000th Boeing 747.


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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11969 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8104 times:

6,000 airplanes! Wow!!!!

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8090 times:

No 5000 will be 737NG line 1868 (as 3132 737 classics have been built, series 100 to 500 and they started numbering at 1 again with the Next Generations.
Given the fact they are now around line 1770 and 19 being built a month, I expect the 5000th 737 to be delivered around december. Unfortunately Boeings production planning isn't known yet, I bet on a high profile customer like Ryanair or Southwest eager for a small ceremony getting nr 5000.



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User currently offlineDhefty From United States of America, joined May 2005, 599 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8053 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 3):
I expect the 5000th 737 to be delivered around december.

I wasn't referring to deliveries, just to orders received.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8019 times:

Quoting Dhefty (Reply 4):
Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 3):
I expect the 5000th 737 to be delivered around december.

I wasn't referring to deliveries, just to orders received.

Still, the statistic provided by MEA-707 is impressive as well - 6000 soon to be ordered, 5000 soon to be built... wow.

Can't say I'm personally all to thrilled about it though, the B737 is the one and only plane that I try to avoid whenever possible; don't mind any other plane by any manufacturer, but I've never liked the B737... can't even say why, I just don't like it.

Nonetheless - impressive history!

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7997 times:

>> I bet on a high profile customer like Ryanair or Southwest eager for a small ceremony getting nr 5000.

I would agree with WN. They've made the 737 the icon of LCC opperators.


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4763 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7946 times:

When the time comes I think major Congrats are in order for the Boeing Company. Surely an unbelievable achievement and testament to the venerable 737.

You may love it, you may hate it, but you can't deny it's a success.



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2115 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7886 times:

Quoting Leskova (Reply 5):
but I've never liked the B737... can't even say why, I just don't like it.

I don't like it either. It's been around for so long that it's boring. For some reason I think all 737s are ugly.........I don't know why

Welcome to my respected users list  Wink


User currently offlinePHXinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 8):
Quoting Leskova (Reply 5):
but I've never liked the B737... can't even say why, I just don't like it.

I don't like it either. It's been around for so long that it's boring. For some reason I think all 737s are ugly.........I don't know why

Welcome to my respected users list

Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.



Keepin' it real.
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4763 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7749 times:

Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

couldn't have said it better!



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7699 times:

Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

Nope, never cared for the 737 myself!


User currently offlinePmg1704 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7577 times:

It sure is boring and sure as heck is not sexy. But it's a workhorse.

I knew that when I got on an Air Zimbabwe 737, I didn't have to worry about the flight. I knew it was going to get me to where I needed to go. Quality through and through.


User currently offlineWiggidy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7524 times:

Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

Im an american from "this side" of the pond and I dont much care for it either. But perhaps that is a testament to its success, theres so many out there its boring!
-Wes


User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7501 times:

Can't say I'm a 737 fan - I won't go out of my way to avoid them, but I certainly don't go overboard when I do fly one.
It's not my location either  Wink I'm a big fan of other Boeing lines - 744, 757, 767, 777 (absolutely favorite aircraft) just not the ol' 737

I prefer an A32x family a/c over a 737 but the 757 is the king of the single aisle subsonic a/c  Wink

I expect quite a bit of fanfare to surround number 6,000 - it's not everyday you build your 6000th airframe for one type  Wink


User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7416 times:

Any way you cut it, 6000 is a heck of a lot of airplanes.

Funny, while I too find the 737 boring, we thought the same thing about the Electra's, 727's and DC-9's not too a long ago! One day we'll feel the same about the 737, but not for many, many more years!


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21580 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

I'd rather fly a 737 than an MD80, and I don't fly the airlines much that fly the A32X, and don't really feel much difference once inside between the 737 and A32X (despite a little higher window placement on the A, and a slightly wider seat that I don't really notice).

But I do like to see the tiny 735s next to a 777. 735s are so squat and short, they look like fun.

And the 739 is nice too, as it is not that common right now, and so low to the ground, it seems very long, like the stretched MD80s do.



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7246 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 10):
Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

couldn't have said it better!

Oh please, don't embarrass yourself; it has absolutely nothing to do with my location: I simply don't like that plane, what's so difficult to grasp about that?

As I've posted above, and I'll quote that for you since you both didn't seem capable of reading, not to mention understanding, it the first time around:

Quoting Leskova (Reply 5):
don't mind any other plane by any manufacturer

Get that? any other plane by any manufacturer... and guess what: that includes all other planes Boeing makes, as well as all planes built by McDD.

Get over yourselves, guys; being European does not mean being Anti-American, nor does it mean being Anti-American-Aircraft... just as much as being American does not mean being Anti-European or Anti-Airbus... not to mention, of course, the fact that two Americans on this thread have already posted the same opinion I posted in Reply #5!



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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7221 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 10):
Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

couldn't have said it better!



Quoting Leskova (Reply 17):
Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 10):
Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

couldn't have said it better!

Oh please, don't embarrass yourself; it has absolutely nothing to do with my location: I simply don't like that plane, what's so difficult to grasp about that?

And I come from "your side of the pond", Mr. PHX... and have the same preference as leskova  Wink


User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 717 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7180 times:

Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Quoting MainMAN (Reply 8):
Quoting Leskova (Reply 5):
but I've never liked the B737... can't even say why, I just don't like it.

I don't like it either. It's been around for so long that it's boring. For some reason I think all 737s are ugly.........I don't know why

Welcome to my respected users list

Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

No, look at my username
 Big grin

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User currently offlineMilan320 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 869 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7168 times:

Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

Don't think so ... I'm on your side of the pond and I have never liked the B737 myself. You'll have to come up with a better excuse.
/Milan320



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User currently offlineMilan320 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 869 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7159 times:

Quoting Leskova (Reply 17):

Good one Frank. For what it's worth, welcome to my RR list.
/Milan320



I accept bribes ... :-)
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7153 times:

Quoting PHXinterrupted (Reply 9):
Perhaps it's because you two are on the 'other side' of the pond.

So then explain to me why I as a European regard the B777 as my favorite aircraft?

Quoting Leskova (Reply 17):
Get over yourselves, guys; being European does not mean being Anti-American, nor does it mean being Anti-American-Aircraft... just as much as being American does not mean being Anti-European or Anti-Airbus... not to mention, of course, the fact that two Americans on this thread have already posted the same opinion I posted in Reply #5!

Frank, don't waste your time with these guys. They simply are not able to overcome their insular, ideological barriers...  Yeah sure


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineHardkor From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7080 times:

That is un-f***in believable! Even though I have flown on (and enjoy) both Boeing and Airbus in their own ways, I have to say congratulations to Boeing for this unprecedented level of success. I look forward to flying on the 737 NG!!
Hardkor


User currently offlineAMSGOT From Sweden, joined Jun 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7039 times:

Whatever side of the pond you're on: it's almost impossible to not fly or have flown the 737. That means everybody can have an opinion on the 737. I like it, it's decent, it takes people everywhere relatively cheap.

Concerning looks... The best sold cars get kind of boring, 'cause you see them often. Same here. Still I see the beauty 'cause a 733 was the first plane to take me up in the sky.

Pieter



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25 BrightCedars : I've flown all sorts of 737s (200s, 300s, 400s, 500s, 800s & 900s) and all sorts of A320s (319s, 320s & 321s). Of course if one gets to fly nowadays o
26 Jet-lagged : The 737? I don't really like it either, although I'm from 'this' side of the pond, whilst I'm currently on the other side of the 'Big Pond'. (Does tha
27 Scorpio : Guys, just ignore Phxinterrupted. The only posts he ever makes on these boards are posts where he lashes out at what he sees as 'Airbus lovers', 'Boei
28 Post contains links and images Keesje : True, although I would hesitate buying a new car with a 50 yr old nose design.. Any 737-100's still flying?
29 Jush : Yeah i concur. I defenetely don't like the look of it too much. I think it is rather ugly. But can't deny that it is a success story
30 AMSGOT : Nice point! 1-0 to you!
31 Leskova : Well, the point is, I don't dislike the look of the plane - especially the NGs with winglets look quite nice... It's being a passenger on them I don'
32 D-aqui : Although it is not yet "Congratulations Boeing" I want to congratulate them already. 6000 is a most impressive number for a single aircraft family. An
33 Post contains images HAWK21M : Undoubtly one of the Best type ever built. regds MEL
34 Post contains images Maersk737 : The 100 series wasn't that big a success But Okay then, a little clap in the hand for Lufthansa too. Cheers Peter
35 Post contains images Jush : Very well said
36 Post contains images Typhaerion : I dont know, the porportions on the -800 are pretty much just right. Such sweet curves, and with a little lipstick and the right color scheme, that b
37 Post contains images TradewindL1011 : Unfortunately not. The last flying 737-100 was retired by the Mexican Government last year. The aircraft flew starting with SQ back in October 1969,
38 Cricket : You can't argue with sales success can you. I'm sure that Boeing has made one heck of a lot of money from the 737 and so have hundreds of 737 customer
39 Post contains images TPASXM787 : Have to love the classic 732s, especially when you sit next to passengers who think the engine is falling off when the reversers come on. Those old in
40 Gearup : Really! I just love that classic Boeing nose, perhaps because it is shared by one of my favourite aircraft, the 707. I was actually disappointed they
41 Post contains images Nosedive : And if Southern, NorthCentral/ Republic had 737-200s we'd all say WHEN WILL NW RETIRE THEIR 737-200's!?
42 Post contains images WILCO737 : Hi guys, 6000 737s.... I can only say: WOW!!!!! And I have the pleasure to control 85 of them so far! that makes 1.3%! not very much, huh? WILCO737
43 TheSonntag : The A320 and 737 are truly the best selling Aircraft ever, I really wonder which airplane will come close to that numbers next, but I really doubt tha
44 Freedom4all : I've flown on the 737-300, 500, and 700 and I don't know why people say they would avoid them for a 757, or a A320. I think the 737 is quite roomy for
45 Vivek0072 : Is it true that the 737 range has sold more than entire Airbus's line up put together ? Congrats to Boeing on creating such a great airplane, and of c
46 LH477 : 6000.....That's a remarkable achievement Personally, I am not a big fan.....I just don't like to look..
47 Aviationwiz : I find the 737 kind of boring too... just boring when taking them on SA & CE, nothing else wrong with it, but when I took a 737 (be damned if I knew w
48 Aerosol : While I do not get excited when I see that plane at the gate, this plane brought me safely from A to B through sunshine, rain, snow and storm a lot of
49 LeanOfPeak : I am certain you meant civil airliners. However, while the following (Save the DC-3) do not fall into that category, I do feel obligated to provide t
50 TheSonntag : Yes, I meant civil, jet powered, "modern" airliners. But you are right that there are many aircraft which sold well as well... Michael
51 777gk : I remember back in the 1980s, 1832 727s was a big achievement, at the time the most successful program in history. It's amazing how air travel boomed
52 Vatveng : Yes but cars have changed a lot over the past 50 years. Planes, not so much. There's only so much you can do with a tube with wings, asthetically spe
53 GARPD : When I look at the 737 I see character, experience. I see ruggedness and steadfastness. The 737 may not be as good looking at its younger stablemate,
54 Post contains images 777ER : Can't say I'm personally all to thrilled about it though, the B737 is the one and only plane that I try to avoid whenever possible Evidence clearly sh
55 Post contains images GARPD : Also, I'd like the add that the 737NG is the fastest western airliner to sell 1,500 frames. You may like it, you may hate it. You may book flights spe
56 Post contains images CORULEZ05 : The 6000th should be celebrated and should go to WN. While the aircraft type has been around for awhile now, that number is truly amazing and fantasti
57 Post contains images JoeCattoli : Well congrats to Boeing!!! Even if it isn't the best looking aircraft ever built it is an impressive achievement for the American manufacturer. I must
58 Trent900 : This is a good point. Since the A320 series has been in production I think sales have been pretty evenly matched. I wonder what the numbers would be
59 Jet-lagged : LeanOfPeak, great list! Thanks.
60 MarcoT : Huh? Wrong, and by a factor of 2. Make it 60%: 3613 A320s vs an handful less than 6000 B737s, all models. As for the Airbus 'claim', it depends on th
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