|Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 18):|
Err, I think the Boeing 737 is the most successfull jetliner ever...
The Boeing 737 family - 100,200,300,400,500,600,700,800,900, is without a doubt the most sold family in jet powered commercial history, with over 7,000 + sold.
The Airbus A32X family - A318, A319, A320, A321 is the second best sold family in history with over 5350+ frames sold since the early 1980's.
I suspect that Airbus considers the A32X to be more successful because its still remains as a one generation, while the 737 family is broken down into three generations,(100,200) (300,400,500) and the (NG 600,700,800,900)
Then we also have to take into account that the 737 entered commercial service in 1968, while the A320 entered service in 1988, basically two decades latter.
It would seem that the A32X has achieved more in a shorter time period.
What I don't know is who has more customers the A320 family or the 737 family.
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