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Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:38 am

 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:56 am

Its going to WN... I wonder if there will be some special livery or painted note on it?
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:02 am

it wouldnt surprise me! i hope so. congrats boeing!
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:05 am

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!
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:07 am

Congratulations on a great achievement and on creating such a fine aircraft. The 737 is one of my favourites!
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:15 am

Amazing!
Congrats Boeing!!!.....as the stupid guys in the magazines say: Two Twumbs Up  rotfl 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:19 am

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

Can't wait to see it!!!!

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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:27 am

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...
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:53 am

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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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:30 am

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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:56 am

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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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:57 am

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

[Edited 2006-01-12 23:07:45]
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:02 am

Congratulate to Boeing! A milestone indeed in civil aircraft manufacturing. I don't think anyother airplane will top the 737 family in sales
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:05 am

Great Job Boeing... i wonder if they'll have 5000 777s ?????????????
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:09 am

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

What is?

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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:11 am

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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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:13 am

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.
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:20 am

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.
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:57 am

5000? That's peanuts. Ford produced over 1.5 million Ford Pintos alone in 6 years.
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:01 am

Congratuations to Boeing. The 737 replacement has some big, and still growing, shoes to fill.
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:24 am

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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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:26 pm

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?
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:59 pm

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
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:44 am

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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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:10 am

Boeing did build the 15000 B-17s.
Imagine that every 2.5 sec one 737 takes off or land
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:40 pm



Great Achievement  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:23 pm

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

Ummm... 737 has a better safety record!  bigthumbsup 

Seriously, this is amazing. The 737 is a machine.

Does anyone know where it ranks in revenue passenger miles? e.g., While there were an amazing number of DC-3's, I would think that due to the 737's range and operational hours that the number of 737 RPM's now exceeds the DC-3 RPMs. But how does that compare to the 747...  scratchchin 

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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:31 pm

Quoting GARPD (Reply 15):
That means that fuselage cross section has been used for at least 8000 air frames


It's even more than 8000.

In rough numbers;

707/720: 1000
727: 2000
737: 5000
757: 1000
Total: 9000
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:04 am

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 winglets as we have seen with recent custom jobs or they could just repaint them, I guess.
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:10 am

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 of WN's 737-700s in special colors, the winglets are left grey.
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:17 am

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 20):
Cessna has built alot of Skyhawks, altho the figure escapes me at the moment.

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  spin 

On a side note, one must wonder how many Stearman trainers Boeing cranked out both before and during World war II?  Smile
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:23 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 29):
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 of WN's 737-700s in special colors, the winglets are left grey.

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 windows...
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:27 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 31):
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 windows...

Maybe they could also register it: N5000  Wink I know that would never happen in real life at WN...it wouldn't fit the fleet numbering scheme.
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:29 am

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 every week at least, but since I normally just hop over to Califonia, I do not get to ride in a lot of -700's. I do enjoy seeing brand new birds like 227WN or 228WN (soon 229) parked next to my gate and cannot wait to see the 5,000th next month.  hyper 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:33 am

Quoting SkyHarborsHome (Reply 33):
(soon 229)

Real soon... N229WN, N230WN, and N231WN are all in the computer already... No delivery dates yet...
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:44 pm

great job boeing thats just goes to show what a great aircraft the 737 is
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:16 pm

Quoting SkyHarborsHome (Reply 28):
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 winglets as we have seen with recent custom jobs or they could just repaint them, I guess.

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 fan of those!

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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:24 pm

Congrats to Boeing for this grand achievement!  champagne 
 
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 36):
Maybe a flyby or two somewhere to show it off...WN is also a fan of those!

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 threads so not trying to make another one, it just made me laugh.
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:48 am

6,000 737s would not surprise me at all!
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:15 pm

Quoting SkyHarborsHome (Reply 38):
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 threads so not trying to make another one, it just made me laugh.

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 is attempting to fly their brand new Maryland One NONSTOP from BWI to DAL, we'll go live to the scene...." Big grin

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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:20 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 21):
Does Boeing use a moving production line for the 737?

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 and some electrical are installed at J&I, then it rolls out to the position where the Vertical is installed. I think that is where the moving line really begins.

In one form or another I am sure we will make 6000 at least.

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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:22 pm

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 think, if they're not already planning a special paint scheme, they should definitely give it one. Colorado One maybe? or how about (going out on a limb here) paint it in a retro lufthansa scheme, afterall, LH was the launch customer for the entire line.
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RE: Boeing Builds 5,000th 737

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:26 pm

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.

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