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.
Photo © Josh Akbar
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"