Dhefty From United States of America, joined May 2005, 599 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8342 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?
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4438 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8238 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.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8167 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.
AAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7649 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 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
I expect quite a bit of fanfare to surround number 6,000 - it's not everyday you build your 6000th airframe for one type
Type-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7564 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!
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21889 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7500 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.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7394 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!
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...
Hardkor From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7228 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!!
AMSGOT From Sweden, joined Jun 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7187 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.
Please remain seated!
: 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
: 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
: 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
: True, although I would hesitate buying a new car with a 50 yr old nose design.. Any 737-100's still flying?
: 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