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Boeing Builds 5,000th 737  
User currently offlineIndio66 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Congrats on a milestone!

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060112/sfth065.html?.v=33

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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4676 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Its going to WN... I wonder if there will be some special livery or painted note on it?


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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

it wouldnt surprise me! i hope so. congrats boeing!

User currently onlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

If any airline would paint a special livery, it would be WN! Maybe it will be similar to the dreamliner livery? Idk, but congrats to Boeing on what will probably remain the most successful commercial aircraft line ever!

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

Congratulations on a great achievement and on creating such a fine aircraft. The 737 is one of my favourites!

User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1895 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Amazing!
Congrats Boeing!!!.....as the stupid guys in the magazines say: Two Twumbs Up  rotfl 



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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5222 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

Sure there will be a special c/s on the 5000th frame!!!!

Can't wait to see it!!!!

ghost77 APM



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

Also amazing is the fact that SWA has operated about 10% of the 5,000, or 500 frames. We had about 50 -200s (until the last of them were retired a year ago), and we have about 450 in the fleet now...

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26500 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
Also amazing is the fact that SWA has operated about 10% of the 5,000, or 500 frames. We had about 50 -200s (until the last of them were retired a year ago), and we have about 450 in the fleet now...

Hmm, wonder why they have been so profitable?  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Copngrats to Boeing!!!


http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2006/q1/060112c_pr.html



User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 3):
If any airline would paint a special livery, it would be WN! Maybe it will be similar to the dreamliner livery? Idk, but congrats to Boeing on what will probably remain the most successful commercial aircraft line ever!

How about using the 772LR livery (which was also used on the dreamliner, but is not the dreamliner livery), but use WN colors instead of the all blue?



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

Very cool, although interestingly enough, this is not the highest built American jet design.

[Edited 2006-01-12 23:07:45]

User currently offlineGeorgiabill From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3441 times:
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Congratulate to Boeing! A milestone indeed in civil aircraft manufacturing. I don't think anyother airplane will top the 737 family in sales

User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Great Job Boeing... i wonder if they'll have 5000 777s ?????????????

User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 11):
Although, interestingly enough, this is not the highest built American jet design

What is?

-Dan



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User currently offlineGARPD From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

You know, I just realised. That means that fuselage cross section has been used for at least 8000 air frames.

It can't be all that bad then eh?

And what about the nose? Essentially it's the 707 nose. 7000 aircraft with that nose? Gotta be something right about it.



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 11):
Very cool, although interestingly enough, this is not the highest built American jet design.

In the commercial sector, it is.

Amazing achievement.


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Quoting GEG (Reply 14):

Ohh, the F-4 Phantom. Big grin Yes, I know, a technicality. Very cool for the 737 though, and it will soon surpass the F-4, as I think only around 5100 F-4s were built.


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

5000? That's peanuts. Ford produced over 1.5 million Ford Pintos alone in 6 years.


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12569 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3299 times:
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Congratuations to Boeing. The 737 replacement has some big, and still growing, shoes to fill.


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Congrats to Boeing on a significent milestone! Now if they can reach 10,000 737s, that would be something that only the DC-3/C-47 has seen. Consolidated built some 18,000 B-24 Liberators, and Cessna has built alot of Skyhawks, altho the figure escapes me at the moment. And oh yeah, the F-4 Phantom & the F-86 Sabre have seen the 5,000 mark. Regards.


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Quoting Squirrel83 (Reply 9):
Copngrats to Boeing!!!


http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/....html

In another forum I was told that Boeing was building the 737 and 717 on a moving production line. The 737 in the picture appears to be stationary, since there are stands around it and it looks like they are attempting to position the left wing for installation. Does Boeing use a moving production line for the 737?


User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1609 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2972 times:
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This was the 5,000th B-17 built, appropriately named "5 Grand". She was covered with the signatures of everyone at Boeing. How about a scheme like this?


http://www.486th.org/Photos/Aircraft/5_grand.jpg


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Quoting Hmmmm... (Reply 18):
5000? That's peanuts. Ford produced over 1.5 million Ford Pintos alone in 6 years.

I think you must have taken a major shat on logic to compare the building of a 737 to that of a Ford Pinto.  crazy 



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User currently offlinePavlin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Boeing did build the 15000 B-17s.
Imagine that every 2.5 sec one 737 takes off or land


25 Post contains images HAWK21M : Great Achievement regds MEL
26 Post contains images Lightsaber : Ummm... 737 has a better safety record! Seriously, this is amazing. The 737 is a machine. Does anyone know where it ranks in revenue passenger miles?
27 OldAeroGuy : It's even more than 8000. In rough numbers; 707/720: 1000 727: 2000 737: 5000 757: 1000 Total: 9000
28 SkyHarborsHome : I LOVE how the WN winglets are already painted and assembled. If they are doing a special paint job (I hope they do) then it must not involve the wing
29 Silver1SWA : Judging from the image posted, I doubt this aircraft will feature a fully special color scheme. The regular winglets are already installed and on all
30 Post contains images KELPkid : 35,000 before production was stopped at Wichita and re-started at Independence, KS...Boeing has a way to go to top Cessna in sheer numbers On a side
31 OPNLguy : Good point... Maybe they'll use the same "5 Grand" that's on the pictured B-17 in a "retro" application as decals on either side, under the cockpit w
32 Post contains images KELPkid : Maybe they could also register it: N5000 I know that would never happen in real life at WN...it wouldn't fit the fleet numbering scheme.
33 Post contains images SkyHarborsHome : They might just have Boeing employees sign the bins or maybe have them printed like WN did with "Triple Crown One." Either way, I fly these birds ever
34 OPNLguy : Real soon... N229WN, N230WN, and N231WN are all in the computer already... No delivery dates yet...
35 AAden : great job boeing thats just goes to show what a great aircraft the 737 is
36 TheGreatChecko : I'd guess they are going to do the decal thing on the nose. WN is quite fond of that. Maybe a flyby or two somewhere to show it off...WN is also a fa
37 Post contains images LTU932 : Congrats to Boeing for this grand achievement!
38 SkyHarborsHome : The best was when Maryland One did its flyby at LUV and somehow it was reported that an aircraft had gear problems. There are plenty of media war thr
39 Bluewave 707 : 6,000 737s would not surprise me at all!
40 Post contains images TheGreatChecko : Hey, I never heard of that... I was there too! That was a pretty kickass flyby in my opinion. I did get a kick about the news saying that "Southwest
41 3DoorsDown : Yes it does. I don't consider the moving line starting at J&I (Join and Installation) which is where that shot is taken. The wings and horizontals an
42 NorthstarBoy : wow, way to go boeing, amazing achievement. and to think, next year (or is that 2008?) will mark the 40th year that the 737 has been in production! i
43 3DoorsDown : Or maybe Washington One since it is where they have all been built. I'm fairly confident it is going out in normal Southwest colors. 3DD
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