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Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:49 pm

When Air France took delivery of their first Airbus A318, they claimed that they were the only airline to operate all variants of the A320 family (A318, A319, A320, A321)

Now I was wondering - is there any airline that operates all the variants of the 737NG? (736, 73G, 738 & 739)

Also, why doesn't the 737-900 come equipped with winglets? Is it offered as an option?

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:08 pm

No; there are no airlines using all variants of the NG's. This isn't surprising, given that so few airlines have ordered the -600 and -900, which have fairly limited roles.

Even airlines using three out of the four are pretty rare. As of this year, Westjet will be using the -600, -700, and -800, with no plans for the -900. I'm sure there are a couple of other airlines like this, but not too many.

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:47 pm

Only three out of 4, as mentioned. Examples are SAS, with 736, 73G and 738; AS with 73G, 738 and 739; CO the same as AS; and that should be it.
 
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:49 pm

The airlines generally opt for RJ service over the 736/318 and opt for wide bodies over the 739/321. That's just the way it goes.
 
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:33 am

Air France has also operated during a very short time, the 4 variant of the B737 OLD GENERATION : B737-200/-300/-400/-500

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:02 am

Malev Hungarian Airlines also operates B736, B73G and B738's

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:23 am

Continental was thinking of ordering 600's in addition to the 700's, 800's and 900's they bought. They would have been the only airline operating all 4 NG 737 variants if they went for the 600 but they chose the 500 instead because it has a slightly lighter gross weight. Yes that's true there is no airline that has all 4 NG variants.

FLYSSC, you are correct about Air France but there are FIVE variants of older 737's, not 4. Don't forget that defunct Sabena has also operated the 4 variants you mention. Yes, you can say there are 4 if you consider 100/200 as one variant. Lufthansa has no NG 737's but it is the only airline in the world having operated all five first and second generation 737's: 100 thru 500 Series.

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:29 am

>Also, why doesn't the 737-900 come equipped with winglets? Is it offered as an option?<

It is offered as an option and Boeing has specs for them, but still needs a customer to get certified. So far, no one has stepped up. The 739X should come with them as standard.

>Lufthansa has no NG 737's but it is the only airline in the world having operated all five first and second generation 737's: 100 thru 500 Series.<

When did they have the 734?
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:39 am

A few weeks ago was trying to figure out if an airline had flown all lengths of the 2nd+ generation 737s.

eg

500/600, 300/700, 400, 800 and 900.

But i couldn't find any

CO came close but missed out of the 400.
AS missed out on the 500/600 and/or 300/700.
 
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:42 am

>AS missed out on the 500/600 and/or 300/700.<

AS has the 73G, but did indeed miss the 500/600. Still, the 200 is the same size as the 500/600, and AS even still has those, so that could be factored
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:44 am

....mmmm, the've got those different (better  Big grin ) engines though, i just wanted to see all the lengths in one livery with the bubble engines....

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:01 am

Additional to those mentioned earlier, Air China operates the 600,700 and 800, Jet Airways the 7,8,900 and Lauda Air the 6,7 and 800.
Continental used 7 variants (only skipping the 400 and 600) and I am sure tops the overall "737 all variant airlines" hall of fame, as airlines like Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, America West, US Airways and Aer Lingus who had all or most of the classic subtypes are now ignoring the 737ng series so can't have passed the 5-mark.

But can you believe tiny Lauda Air follows soon in this list of multi-type operators, because they also used 200s, 300s and 400s at one time or the other, totalling 6 versions.
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:04 am

When did they have the 734?
Lufthansa had seven 737-400's. They were delivered in 1992 and sold in 1997.

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:06 am

>Lufthansa had seven 737-400's. They were delivered in 1992 and sold in 1997.<

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:21 am

9W of India operates the 734, 73G, 738 and 739. They also operated the 733 and 735.
 
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:41 pm

Thanks for all the replies so far...I suspected that no airline operates all four variants.

I have another question: (didn't want to start a new thread, seeing that we are already talking about 737NG's)

Why is it that the smaller two variants (736 & 73G) have longer range than the 738 & 739? This is also the case with Airbus - the A318 & A319 have longer range than the A320 & A321, yet they are smaller and have less capacity.

Normally a bigger aircraft has a longer range - I know you get exceptions i.e. the 777-200ER has a longer range than a 747-400, but it is interesting to see this phenomenon on the smaller airliners! Is there a specific reason for this? If there is, forgive my ignorance!
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:48 pm

>Why is it that the smaller two variants (736 & 73G) have longer range than the 738 & 739? This is also the case with Airbus - the A318 & A319 have longer range than the A320 & A321, yet they are smaller and have less capacity.<

The weight gain and thrust increase is not made up for in fuel capacity gains. The 73G, however, is longer ranged than the 736 because the 736 is almost as heavy but holds significantly less fuel. Also, the 736 and 738 have similar range

>Normally a bigger aircraft has a longer range - I know you get exceptions i.e. the 777-200ER has a longer range than a 747-400, but it is interesting to see this phenomenon on the smaller airliners! Is there a specific reason for this?<

The reason that larger aircraft often have longer range is because they carry much more fuel. However, with derivative aircraft (772 v. 773, 762 v. 763)usually give the advantage to the smaller craft because of weight/fuel capacity ratio changes

>If there is, forgive my ignorance!<

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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:51 pm

Air China operates the B736, B73G, and B738:

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They currently operate the B733 as well. The B732 was also used in the past.
 
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RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:13 pm

N1120A - thanks for your explanation, it makes sense!

And you are quite right, "ignorance" is something different than "lack of knowledge"...thanks for correcting me. Every now and then a little slip-up like that happens since English is not my first language  Smile
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