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777X
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737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:34 pm

Hi all,
We have had the 747, 787, 777, A350, A380, and A330 threads for quite a while. I think that the best selling plane ever should have it's own thread now.

I'll kick it off by saying that Transaero's newest 737 has been painted with an all-new livery.

Happy Flying!
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:51 pm

Do we really need news on the delivery of @400 737s (or A320s ) every year???? I can see if its a new operator, subtype, livery but do we really want to know its the zillionth WN 737 or Easyjet A319?? (except when it truely is the zlilionth)
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:51 pm

For those interested

B737 Production table : http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...kw2a2Y1cWZSWEE&usp=drive_web#gid=6

B737 Flight test Monitoring : http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...kw2a2Y1cWZSWEE&usp=drive_web#gid=4

All credits to Karadion for the info  
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:59 pm

Quoting 777X (Thread starter):
I think that the best selling plane ever should have it's own thread now.

This is technically incorrect. I can name a handful of other planes that have sold more. Maybe add "large commercial aircraft"?

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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:06 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 3):

Please do. I'd like to know.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:08 pm

Quoting trex8 (Reply 1):
Do we really need news on the delivery of @400 737s (or A320s ) every year???? I can see if its a new operator, subtype, livery but do we really want to know its the zillionth WN 737 or Easyjet A319?? (except when it truely is the zlilionth)

Yes and yes.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:11 pm

Quoting Karadion (Reply 4):
Please do. I'd like to know.

Douglas produced 16,079 DC-3s, almost double the number of 737s built so far.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:14 pm

Quoting trex8 (Reply 1):
Do we really need news on the delivery of @400 737s (or A320s ) every year???? I can see if its a new operator, subtype, livery but do we really want to know its the zillionth WN 737 or Easyjet A319?? (except when it truely is the zlilionth)

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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:19 pm

Quoting bgm (Reply 6):

Right, which most of that was a military order (C-47 Skytrain) mass produced in three locations at Long Beach, Santa Monica, and Oklahoma City. There were only 607 commercial variants of the DC-3. The remainder was made by the Soviets and the Japanese. Amusingly the DC-3 is now a "Boeing product" through acquisition.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:20 pm

Quoting Karadion (Reply 4):
Please do. I'd like to know.

Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee, Cessna 182, Beechcraft Bonanza, AN-2, DC-3, B-24, Il-2, Spitfire, Piper Cub, etc

I think even Boeing produced more B-17s than they have 737s. Though some were built by Douglas and Lockeed Vega

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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:20 pm

I think this is a great idea. We don't have to have a picture and note for every single plane delivered, but it would be nice to see the general jist of what is going on in the 737 production world.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:28 pm

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 10):
We don't have to have a picture and note for every single plane delivered, but it would be nice to see the general jist of what is going on in the 737 production world.

For example L/N 5655 will go to Urumqi Air (never heard this airline before - wiki says Hainan Airlines is Parent company)  
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:29 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 9):

Right   At one point, there were more B-29 Superfortress assembled than 737's.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:47 pm

http://www.boeing.com/innovation/#/flying-out-the-door

Boeing just posted this feature video on the 737 program.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:54 am

Ok...if you interpret my first statement as literally as possible, it's incorrect. I meant best selling modern jetliner...and I'll add "built by Boeing" for those who still don't agree with it. Also, with the MAX coming online soon, I believe that this will become a pretty active thread quickly.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:40 pm

Quoting 777X (Reply 14):
modern jetliner

Are you sure "modern" is the appropriate term for what is essentially a 1960s design?

  
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:50 pm

Quoting bgm (Reply 15):
Are you sure "modern" is the appropriate term for what is essentially a 1960s design?

Yes, yes I am.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:49 pm

This will be a good thread for new liveries/first deliveries, extraordinary events, and MAX production tracking.

I definitely don't have the energy to keep up with 737s the way I do with 787s, but the big events are worth hearing about.
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:54 pm

The first 737MAX will be L/N5602 which will go to WN. The next 737 to load will be a -900ER for Oman Air, L/N5419
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:08 pm

I'm pretty excited to start seeing the Space Bins installed on the Alaska 737-900ERs that they will get 3rd quarter.

I'd love to see production photos comparing the modifications of the BSI (Boeing Sky Interior) necessary to accomodate them.

That's where a Production thread would be really entertaining... A recent Alaska 900ER delivery with Blue Sky Interior and standard BSI bins... and then later in a few months fotos of one of their first off the line planes that include the Space Bins in the blue sky interior.
I'm told the CSU (customer service units - Reading lights, air vents, attendant call button) will be lowered 2 inches to accomodate the change. I'd like to see it.
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:47 pm

AW has a nice piece on 737-800 maintenance.


"Boeing 737-800 Delivering on Low-Cost Scheduled Maintenance

Only 7% of 737-800 MRO spending from 2015-17 will be devoted to heavy maintenance"


http://aviationweek.com/mro/boeing-7...ing-low-cost-scheduled-maintenance
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:18 pm

Quoting Karadion (Reply 21):
5948 - MLI - 1A201 - 42985

Is this Lion Air? If not who is it? Not familiar with that 3 letter code.
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:22 pm

Quoting Karadion (Reply 21):

I was just going by your spreadsheet. Maybe I read it wrong, but it shows that the first one below the ones in FA is for Oman Air, LN 5419. My bad for the mistake.

Great spreadsheet by the way!
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:50 pm

My bad, saw your name given the credit.

How long should it be before we see the first MAX enter FA?
 
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RE: 737 Official Production Thread

Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:33 pm

Quoting 777X (Reply 23):

Hi there thanks for your kind words for my spreadsheet   .The ones i've got in FA they are in various phases of assembly (not only final assembly) . I will make it more accurate in the coming days . After almost 9 months it's still a working progress . Always happy to hear what other people think .

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