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2000th 737 Delivered.

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:19 am

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Boeing today in Seattle delivered the 2,000th Next-Generation 737 – a 737-700 – to Southwest Airlines. The delivery took place nearly nine years after Southwest received the first Next-Generation 737. This is almost seven years earlier than any other commercial jet airplane has reached the 2,000-delivery milestone. "This is a tremendous day for the Boeing team and our customers," said Mark Jenkins, vice president and general manager of 737 Airplane Production. "The 737 family just keeps getting better and better, and this milestone is a reflection of the continued value our customers place on the airplanes and the people who design, build and support them."

Boeing news release
 
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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:40 pm

Wow what a great success for Boeing and a great honor for Southwest Airlines to take delivery of this great aircraft.

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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:48 am

Wow! The entire production run of the Boeing 727, over some two decades, was a little over 1,800 aircraft. And to think that this number is just for the "New Generation" models! I wonder what the total would be if we included all 737s.
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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:57 am

Quoting Fanofjets (Reply 2):
I wonder what the total would be if we included all 737s.

Just a bit over 5,000 actually. They recently delivered their 5,000th 737 of ALL generations, also to Southwest Airlines.

SWA is receiving alot of "first" with the 737.

First 737-300
First 737-500
First 737-700
5,000th 737 of all generation
2,000th 737NG version.

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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:11 am

The 2000th 737NG is the 5,132nd 737 of all time.

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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:27 am

He was here in Cleveland last night. And congrats to Boeing for making a classic!
 
ryanairCRL
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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:28 am

has any other plane been so much produced ??

does anyone have a kind of "aircraft production ranking" ?

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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:37 am

Quoting RyanairCRL (Reply 6):
has any other plane been so much produced ??

As far as jet-powered civil airliners are concerned the 737 series holds the title by far, so much as I am aware.

However, many other aircraft have had longer production runs:
Douglas DC-3 - 13,400 aircraft
Consolidated B-24 - 18,482 aircraft
Boeing B-17 - 12,726 aircraft
Messerschmitt Bf.109 - 35,000 aircraft

Just to name a few, but by no means a complete list. I'm sure there is a comprehensive ranking floating around out there somewhere.
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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:42 pm

With over 5000 B737s produced,A Fantastic Feat.
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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:12 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if Southwest received the last 737  Wink

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RE: 2000th 737 Delivered.

Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:03 pm

The 2000th 737 Next Generation aircraft is Southwest N248WN which arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor on July 26th as flight #8504 -BFI-PHX.