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737: First Flight 9th April 1967 - 40 Years Today!

Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:02 pm

Today marks a very significant anniversary. On the 9th April 1967, Boeing pilots Brien Wygle and Lou Wallick (who would later make the first 747 flight) took the first 737 into the air. Their new aircraft, the 737-100, was Boeing's smallest jet model and although the aircraft attracted a good number of sales for the aircraft, there was nothing in its early days to suggest that it would be anything like as successful as it eventually became; by the late '70s, total sales were still around the 400 mark; not bad, but certainly not stellar, and way behind the 727, which would eventually cease production in the early 1980s with over 1,830 sales under its belt.

Fast forward to 2007 and the aircraft is not just the most successful jetliner (and by a very considerable margin), but given that the majority of DC3s/Daks were built for military use, arguably the most successful commercial airliner ever. Sales are now heading towards the 7,000 mark and with American looking at a big 737 order in the near future, almost certain to exceed that. Over 100 customers have bought the aircraft and the operational statistics often defy belief; by the time I finish this message, half a dozen 737s will have taken to the skies somewhere around the world. Interestingly, some of the most significant 737 operators weren't even around when the 737 first flew - even Southwest! Ryanair, Virgin Blue, Jet Airways, Asiana, all the individual Chinese carriers, Air Berlin, Easyjet and more ...

So, here's to a really great aircraft; long may it fly. It first flew before I was born and I'm sure it will be going strong for many years after I'm gone (and I have no intention of giving up the ghost anytime soon!)
 
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Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:04 pm

Happy Birthday old girl. Keep on patrolling the friendly skies!


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Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:41 am

I would like one more flight on a -200
 
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:46 am

I flew on several of those first 737-100s. They were on Lufthansa, and they replaced Viscount 814s and Convair 440 Metropolitans on German domestic routes and short international routes. They were very nice, with blue seats at a comfortable pitch and open overhead racks.

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Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:58 am

When they rolled out the 737, they definately made a damn good airplane. Happy birthday 737!


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Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:28 am

Congrats to Boeing on a successful jet. However, I hate the banana plane. I can't wait until Y1 replaces the 737.
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:38 pm

Quoting L1011 (Reply 3):
I flew on several of those first 737-100s

Last time I flew on the 737-100 was in 2000. Amazing that they made it that far.
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:46 pm

I don't know if I ever flew on a -100 or a -200 when I had my only flight ever on a 737 back in 1987. Though CM probably did have one or two -100s at some point, either -100s from SQ or -100s from LH.
 
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:21 pm

40 years and still being build, that's great. But let's not get carried away to much.

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Their new aircraft, the 737-100, was Boeing's smallest jet model and although the aircraft attracted a good number of sales f

30 aircraft!?! Has there ever been a narrowbody jet that has sold less? I wouldn't call that a good number. If anything the initial version, the 737-100, was a flop. Production ceased after 2 years. Boeing didn't gave up on their new jet and had the 737-200 ready by then. Eventually the 737 found her way to the world's airlines.
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:52 pm

Quoting Manni (Reply 8):
Has there ever been a narrowbody jet that has sold less?

The concorde only saw 14 in commercial service.
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:55 pm

Quoting Manni (Reply 8):
Has there ever been a narrowbody jet that has sold less?

the Dassault Mercure -with 11 or 12 examples IIRC going to Air Inter and not one single example to anyone else anywhere - and as pointed out above Concorde with only 14 - so the -100 outsold both of those a/c types combined  Big grin
 
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:16 pm

For those of you in the Seattle area, Brien Wygle will speaking at the AIAA PNW Chapter dinner meeting on April 17th. His topic will be "Flight Testing the B-52". The general public is invited. For more information, see: http://pnwaiaa.org/
 
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:49 pm

I wont do any celebrating. The -100 and -200 were awesome but other than than, They are the most boring and dull aircraft flying today. I try to avoid flying on them at all times.

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Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:57 pm

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 12):
They are the most boring and dull aircraft flying today.

I cannot believe that anyone can call the original "Pocket Rockets" boring and dull ( then again this is coming from someone who has a username including  yawn  767300ER  yawn  which I guess makes him an expert in 'boring and dull'  Wink )
the original baby boeings had real personality ... and the sights and sounds of an unhushkitted -100 or -200 taking off from a short and rough runway are anything but 'boring and dull' . My friend , you really should get out more Big grin
 
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:58 pm

I think Boeing lucked out when the CFM International CFM56 small high-bypass turbofan became available in the late 1970's. The CFM56 made it possible increase the size of the 737, enough that later 737 models actually replaced the 727-200 model!  cool 
 
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:44 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 13):
and the sights and sounds of an unhushkitted -100 or -200

Loved those JT-8Ds.
 
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Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:01 pm

Quoting Jetfan727 (Reply 2):
I would like one more flight on a -200

Go to South Africa, if you want to fly on those. There are still quite a few 200's down there, Comair and Nationwide still fly them in pax service as far as I know. But you'd better not wait too long.

Happy anniversary to this successful jetliner!!! Smile

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I cannot believe that anyone can call the original "Pocket Rockets" boring and dull ( then again this is coming from someone who has a username including 767300ER which I guess makes him an expert in 'boring and dull' )
the original baby boeings had real personality ... and the sights and sounds of an unhushkitted -100 or -200 taking off from a short and rough runway are anything but 'boring and dull' . My friend , you really should get out more

Howdy! I didnt call the Boeing 737-100/-200 boring and dull. The statement was intended for all the other Boeing 737 models excluding the -100/-200. I love the classic 737's and have flown on them with Aloha Airlines, Delta Express, and Bahamas Air. I/m also a big JT-8D fan so of course I love the 737 classics. I agree that they make a Hell of a sound while taking off from a short/rough field. Sadly, we dont get anymore here in MCO  Sad

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:34 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 13):
the original baby boeings had real personality ... and the sights and sounds of an unhushkitted -100 or -200 taking off from a short and rough runway are anything but 'boring and dull' . My friend , you really should get out more

Man, you give me goosebumps. I loved hearing those PW engines roaring as those birds rocketted down the runway for takeoff. I remember when USAir had a pretty big fleet of those back in the day. I used to hang out at PIT, and every other plane that took off was a 732. They would rocket down 28R and eventually takeoff right over Rt 60. I have flown on quite a few 737s, but never on a 737-200 unfortunately. I didn't do too much flying as a kid, and now just about all the remaining 732s are being decommissioned/retired for more fuel efficient, economically efficient aircraft, the 737NGs and A320s (in this case, the A319 and 73Gs)

Here's to 40 years of flying and to many many more to come!  birthday   champagne 

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:42 am

I think the most telling thing about the 737, is when carriers flying 737s decide to replace them (30 years later), they replace them with new 737s, and not another make/model.

That - alone - says volumes about how great a plane it is.

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:56 am

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I would like one more flight on a -200

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:40 am

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 17):
Howdy! I didnt call the Boeing 737-100/-200 boring and dull. The statement was intended for all the other Boeing 737 models excluding the -100/-200.

my apologies , I really should read peoples posts properly before shooting them down - I have re-read what you actually wrote , as opposed to what I thought you wrote  ashamed 
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:21 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):
I don't know if I ever flew on a -100 or a -200



Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 12):
The -100 and -200 were awesome but other than than, They are the most boring and dull aircraft flying today. I try to avoid flying on them at all times.

I did a picture search for the 737-100's on A.net for late 60's and all of 70's. I didn't find too many photos of the 100. I don't think I ever flew the 100, but I know I've flown the 737-200 several times on United, Piedmont, Aloha, and Indian Airlines. Having said that, I agree with Delta767300ER - I try to avoid the 737.
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:36 am

April 9, 1967 - nine days before my first birthday...

And this just four days short of the one year anniversary of Pan Am's announcement that they were going to order 25 (?) 747's...

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Take an Aloha inter-island flight - they are going to be there for a while!!

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:39 am

After working with the 737s for 30 years and dispatching them for 27, I have to marvel at how well Boeing has "grown" the aircraft over the years. The difference in performance and range between the -100, -200 Basic, and -200 Advanced and the NG-series is substansial. The standard -100 had a max takeoff weight of about 100,000 lbs. (and the ex-SQ -100s we had at Air Florida were 110,000 lbs due to the -9 versus -7 engines installed). Southwest's -700s have a max of 154.500 lbs, and the -800s, -900s, and -900ERs are greater still, closer to 200,000 lbs. I'd guess, so they've almost doubled the takeoff weight over the years....
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:46 am

hurray for the 737! my paycheck  Smile
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting Jetfan727 (Reply 2):
I would like one more flight on a -200

CD flies them on select routes in India..... smile 
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:24 am

With all the quabbling that happens on this website over MINUTE details, one thing that cannot be argued, is how successful of an aircraft this plane has been.

It has gone through several major modifications, is the biggest selling aircraft world-wide, and is a favourite amongst most of us.

Congratulations Boeing!

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My apologies , I really should read peoples posts properly before shooting them down - I have re-read what you actually wrote , as opposed to what I thought you wrote

No hard feelings dude. When Delta Express was still in business, MCO was 737-200 heaven. Several years ago we also had 737-200's from AirTran, US Airways, Southwest, ect.

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I did a picture search for the 737-100's on A.net for late 60's and all of 70's. I didn't find too many photos of the 100. I don't think I ever flew the 100, but I know I've flown the 737-200 several times on United, Piedmont, Aloha, and Indian Airlines. Having said that, I agree with Delta767300ER - I try to avoid the 737.

I didnt find too many of the -100 either.

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:10 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 8):
30 aircraft!?! Has there ever been a narrowbody jet that has sold less? I wouldn't call that a good number. If anything the initial version, the 737-100, was a flop. Production ceased after 2 years. Boeing didn't gave up on their new jet and had the 737-200 ready by then. Eventually the 737 found her way to the world's airlines.

The 737-100 wasn't really a flop. It's what LH wanted initially to replace smaller turboprop (Viscount) and piston (Convair 440) types with far fewer seats. And the -100 and -200 were essentially identical except for fuselage length and were built together on the production line. However most carriers preferred the -200 and the additional capacity it offered. If Boeing hadn't offered the -100 it's possible that LH may have decided on the DC-9 and Boeing would have lost many future 737 orders for the -200/-300/-500 from LH.

Boeing itself had other models that sold fewer examples than the 737-100. Only 13 of the 707-138 short fuselage model were built for QF and they were basically the equivalent of the 737-100, the standard 707-120 with a 10-foot shorter fuselage to increase range.

And only 5 707-220s (the -120 with JT-4A engines of the non-fan -320 for better hot/high performance) were bult for Braniff, but only 4 were delivered as the first one crashed on a pre-delivery acceptance/training flight.

And only 37 707-420s were built (the non-fan -320 with Rolls-Royce Conways).

The 747SP and 747-300 also weren't major success stories in terms of sales with only 45 and 81 built, respectively.
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:12 am

Quoting American 767 (Reply 16):
Go to South Africa, if you want to fly on those. There are still quite a few 200's down there, Comair and Nationwide still fly them in pax service as far as I know. But you'd better not wait too long.

This thought has already crossed my mind.....combine some nice holiday over there with some -200s rides..

Quoting LVISA (Reply 20):
AR has a bunch of them...

Thank you for this magnificent pix showing the JT-8D's hot end ! I used to go to Greece quite often and OA was flying them until not so long ago. I flew on them many times between ATH and SKG, RHO, LCA, IST. I find the sound of the JT-8D just fantastic, including from the start-up sequence. I also have many memories on Sabena's 732s.
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:20 am

Hi!

Congrats to Boeing and the 737....I flew most of the models Boeing came with, here are the ones I flew:

1981/09/07 - D-ABEA - LH - 737-100 - GVA/FRA
1981/09/24 - OO-SDJ - SN - 737-200C - BRU/CDG
1982/06/18 - G-BGDP - BA - 737-200 - LIS/LGW
1983/07/14 - CS-TEM - TP - 737-200 - LIS/FCO
1987/08/27 - CS-TEP - TP - 737-200 - PDL/LIS
1998/07/31 - G-BNNK - BA (*) - 737-400 - FAO/LHR
1998/08/11 - N348UA - UA - 737-300 - SEA/LAX
1998/08/30 - G-BNNL - BA (*) - 737-400 - LGW/FAO
2001/07/09 - N776AU - US - 737-400 - YYZ/CLT
2001/07/28 - G-OGBB - BA (*) - 737-300 - LGW/FAO
2004/06/17 - PP-VQZ - RG - 737-300 - GIG/CWB
2004/07/29 - PT-MNI - RG (**) - 737-500 - CWB/GIG
2005/04/25 - PH-BXF - KL - 737-800 - LIS/AMS
2005/05/02 - PH-BXM - KL - 737-800 - AMS/LIS
2005/09/02 - LN-TUI - BU - 737-700 - LIS/OSL
2005/09/07 - LN-TUK - BU - 737-700 - OSL/LIS
2006/07/07 - N16713 - CO - 737-700 - EWR/BOG
2006/07/14 - N23707 - CO - 737-700 - BOG/EWR

I'm just missing the 600 and the 900 model!
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:32 am

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 28):
I didnt find too many of the -100 either.

Here in the US, about your only chance to have flown them would have been on PeoplExpress, and Continental (ex-LH birds), as well as Air Florida and America West (the ex-SQ birds).

When retired our last -200 (N95SW) a couple of years ago, they parked it nose-to-nose with a brand new -700, and the differences really caught the eye. Had we been able to park a -100 nose-to-nose with a -700, I imagine the visual differences would have been even greater.
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:37 am

Quoting Jetfan727 (Reply 30):
I also have many memories on Sabena's 732s.

Me too. If you were born and raised in Belgium, it is normal that you remember those very well. It used to be the flagship of Sabena's fleet from the late 70's until the early 90's when the 3/4/500's arrived(the first 300 arrived in the late 80's). In our family, we used to fly on those anywhere in Europe we would fly to.
During the 80's when I was a teenager, I used to see them a lot flying over my house. I used to see them at the Brussels airport all the time. I began to think that if I ever became a pilot, the Boeing 737 would be the aircraft I would be trained on and fly.

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If I recall correctly, Lufthansa said of the 737-100, "we like, but we want it a bit bigger", hence the almost immediate expansion, becoming the -200. Lufthansa was the first customer for the 737, and I believe the first time a foreign carrier became a Boeing model launch customer.
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:26 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 34):
If I recall correctly, Lufthansa said of the 737-100, "we like, but we want it a bit bigger", hence the almost immediate expansion, becoming the -200. Lufthansa was the first customer for the 737, and I believe the first time a foreign carrier became a Boeing model launch customer.

I wonder who went to Boeing for them to produce an aircraft capable of flying longer distances like PIT-DEN or PHX, which resulted in the birth of the 733? Was that US or WN? I know that US was either US or WN was the launch customer, with I believe first delivery coming to US in November 1984...

Or was the 737-300 concept entirely that of Boeing, without suggestions from US, WN or others?

For the heck of it, how old is US' oldest 737 currently in operation?
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:44 am

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 35):
I wonder who went to Boeing for them to produce an aircraft capable of flying longer distances like PIT-DEN or PHX, which resulted in the birth of the 733? Was that US or WN? I know that US was either US or WN was the launch customer, with I believe first delivery coming to US in November 1984...

Or was the 737-300 concept entirely that of Boeing, without suggestions from US, WN or others?

For the heck of it, how old is US' oldest 737 currently in operation?

I believe that US was the launch customer, but SW put it into service first.

AL/US approached Boeing after they had problems with the DC-9-50 (traded to EA for more 30's) and MD being slow to start the MD-80 project. Up to that point, the only Boeing's in the AL/US fleet were some 727's plus the BAC-111. They were the largest DC-9 operator in the world.

I don't know the age of the oldest 300 in the fleet, but the first 400 is still flying, and was the first 400 to get the new livery.
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:30 am

I remember that back in the late 60's early 70's most of the 737's I saw were with UA. It seemed like a long time before other airlines got their own. Lots of airlines of the time were ordering the DC-9.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:07 am

Here's to the worlds greatest airliner.. I started out my apprenticeship as an airframe/engine mech in 1980 for Britannia Airways (Worlds greatest charter airline) on the B737-200 or the Jurassic as we now call it.. 737-300 is the Classic 73 and the rest are NG's.. I have spent the rest of my career in aviation working on the 737 or working for airlines that fly the 737.. In my opinion it is and will be for many years to come the GREATEST series of an airplane ever built.. here's to you Boeing and thanks for helping me get to where I am today.. I am sure that thousands of people around the world attribute their fortunes/lifestyle to the 737... I know I do..
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:58 am

Quoting American 767 (Reply 33):
Zeven Drie Zeven
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You forgot to say 737 in the third official language of Belgium: Sieben Drei Sieben.  Wink

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 34):
If I recall correctly, Lufthansa said of the 737-100, "we like, but we want it a bit bigger", hence the almost immediate expansion, becoming the -200.

I believe it was UA who wanted the stretched 737 which eventually became the 737-200.

A link for more on the history of the 737: http://www.b737.org.uk/history.htm
 
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RE: 737: First Flight 9th April 1967 - 40 Years Today!

Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:14 am

Happy Anniversary 737.

Its been great reading some of the above posts.

I, most probably, can thank an Aer Lingus B737-200, that I saw when I was 7 years old at LHR, for my many, many years of interest in aviation. I remember looking up into the sky in west Wales and watching the "Shamrock" 737s fly back and fore (mainly between LHR to Dublin, Shannon and Cork.) in between the 747 and DC10 on their transatlantic flights.

20+ years after that day at LHR, I have now been lucky enough to fly on all variants of the 737 except one - the 737-100



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Quoting Manni (Reply 8):
30 aircraft!?! Has there ever been a narrowbody jet that has sold less?

IIRC didn't the A320-100 sell around 20 to BA(BCAL) & AF only?  duck 
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