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737 Next Generation - 10 Years In Flight  
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2129 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

On Feb 9, 1997 a next-generation 737 took to the air for the first time.
Friday will mark the tenth anniversary of the 737NG maiden flight.

Here is a recent photo of the birthday girl in modern garb and wingletted.


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What were the predictions ten years ago about the prospects of success of the Next Generation family?
I believe that last month, the number of 737-800 deliveries passed the 1113 deliveries of the 737-300.

Aviation Trivia: The first 747 also had her maiden flight on Feb 9 (in 1969).

NonAv trivia: Four guys from Liverpool showed up on Ed Sullivan on Feb 9 (in 1964). Per Wikipedia, the next day, most newspapers had comments that the group were nothing more than a "fad", and "could not carry a tune across the Atlantic"


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User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the original 737 (9th April 1967) and the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the 737's rival, the A320 (22nd February 1987). Quite a year for anniversaries.


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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2129 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4100 times:

Can any of the WN folks share with us how many hours/cycles on N707SA now?


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User currently onlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1869 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4092 times:

I never liked the shape of the Initial and Classic 737s. My favourites were always Mad Dogs and Diesels. It wasn't until 737-800 came out that I started liking the plane. 737-800 and -900s are my definite favourites from the entire 737 line. Here they are in my favourite incarnation: no "eyebrows" and with blended winglets (yes, the winglets finally have grown on me!!  Smile )

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User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3994 times:

Quoting WestWing (Thread starter):

Sorry to say that but the WN livery turns the 737 into the ugliest plane in the world...

 vomit 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

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MEL



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User currently offlineEGBJ From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 498 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 1):

You forgot the 757  Wink On the 19th of Februrary it will be 25 years since its first flight  Smile


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24904 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

Quoting EGBJ (Reply 6):
You forgot the 757 Wink On the 19th of Februrary it will be 25 years since its first flight Smile

Is it true that when the 757 first flew, they were playing Elton Johns "Rocket Man" song?  duck 



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User currently offlineDhefty From United States of America, joined May 2005, 599 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Quoting WestWing (Thread starter):
What were the predictions ten years ago about the prospects of success of the Next Generation family?
I believe that last month, the number of 737-800 deliveries passed the 1113 deliveries of the 737-300.

An interesting, but litttle recognized fact, is that that 737-800 has had better success in the marketplace than the A320, its direct competitor.

Since the first full year of production (1998), Boeing has delivered 1061 737-800s versus 1022 A320s delivered by Airbus.

A similar comparison holds true for the 737-700 versus the A319. In the same period (1998-2006), Boeing has delivered 900 units compared to 865 for the A319.

If Boeing had not cut production so severely in the years following the 9-11 attacks, the results would have been even greater in Boeing's favor. In fact, the 737-800 has won the delivery contest every year except 2003-05.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4775 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

And when is the 737-600's birthday and how does it compare to the A318?

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User currently offlineDhefty From United States of America, joined May 2005, 599 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 9):
And when is the 737-600's birthday and how does it compare to the A318?

Airbus delivered 36 A318s from 1998-2006. During the same period Boeing delivered 69 737-600s. Both companies began deliveries in 1998.

Additionally, Boeing also delivered 155 717-200s in the same time frame.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4775 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Quoting Dhefty (Reply 10):
Airbus delivered 36 A318s from 1998-2006.

I think first delivery of the A318 only started in 2002?



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User currently offlineDhefty From United States of America, joined May 2005, 599 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 11):
I think first delivery of the A318 only started in 2002?

I stand corrected. Boeing began deliveries of the 737-600 in 1998, whereas the A318 arrived in 2003. However, the delivery numbers remain at 36 to 69 in favor of the 737-600.

Currently there are 54 A318s in the backlog. Boeing shows 0 for the 737-600.

http://www.airbus.com/store/mm_repos...media_object_file_OD_1974-2006.xls

http://active.boeing.com/commercial/...pageid=m25065&RequestTimeout=20000


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24904 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 9):
And when is the 737-600's birthday and how does it compare to the A318?

Both are rubbish sellers due to weight issues.



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User currently offlineDeltasju777 From Puerto Rico, joined Feb 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Happy birthday 737NG I have enjoyed all my flights. Just one question why was the 737-600 less popular than the others? Was it size or range, and are there any flying in the U.S. today ?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Quoting Deltasju777 (Reply 14):
Just one question why was the 737-600 less popular than the others

Smaller length.There were comparable better Biz Jets.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 4):
Quoting WestWing (Thread starter):


Sorry to say that but the WN livery

That livery has just put me off my lunch .....  vomit 

Quoting Dhefty (Reply 12):
Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 11):
I think first delivery of the A318 only started in 2002?

I stand corrected. Boeing began deliveries of the 737-600 in 1998, whereas the A318 arrived in 2003. However, the delivery numbers remain at 36 to 69 in favor of the 737-600.

Currently there are 54 A318s in the backlog. Boeing shows 0 for the 737-600.

So tatal sales are currently at 90 for the A318, and 69 for the 736. Im predicting another 20-30 A318 sales this year. Not sure about the 736.


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 16):
That livery has just put me off my lunch .....

I actually like that livery. It's also much better than the orange one (previous WN livery) I like the blue.

Quoting Dhefty (Reply 8):
An interesting, but litttle recognized fact, is that that 737-800 has had better success in the marketplace than the A320, its direct competitor.

Since the first full year of production (1998), Boeing has delivered 1061 737-800s versus 1022 A320s delivered by Airbus.

A similar comparison holds true for the 737-700 versus the A319. In the same period (1998-2006), Boeing has delivered 900 units compared to 865 for the A319.

What's the status with the backlogs. How do they compare?



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User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

yay ill be upgraded to this bird in a month!!!


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