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  Boeing 737 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 737 was born out of Boeing's need to field a competitor in the short-range, small capacity jetliner market which had been opened up by the BAC 1-11 and the Douglas DC-9.
The 737 was given a hi-tech glass cockpit with LCD screens and digital systems heavily inspired by that used on the 777.
In 2001, the 737 was stretched one more time to create the 737-900, which is in fact longer and carries more passengers than the 707, and steps into the capacity of the 757-200.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeing_737   (1998 words)

 Aviation Resource - 737
In November 1993, the company launched a 'Next Generation' 737 family to build on the 737's extraordinary success and extend the airplane type well into the 21st century.
Like today's 737s, these new family members are offered in multiple sizes, with the 737-600 accommodating 110 to 132 passengers, the 737-700 seating 126 to 149 passengers, the 737-800 capable of carrying 162 to 189 passengers, and the 737-900 seating 177 to 189 passengers.
Upcoming milestones for the Next-Generation 737 include first delivery of the 737-700 to Southwest Airlines in 1997, first delivery of the 737-800 to Hapag-Lloyd in early 1998, and first delivery of the -600 model to SAS in mid-1998.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/4294/profiles/737.html   (310 words)

 Boeing 737 - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Boeing 737 is a popular short-to-medium range commercial passenger jet aircraft continuously manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes since 1967.
In 2001, the 737 was stretched one last time to create the 737-900, which is in fact longer and carries more passengers than the 707, and steps into the capacity of the 757-200.
With the advent of the 787, it's clear that either a new aircraft for this capacity will be developed or the 737 will receive yet one more facelift in the next 7 to 10 years.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /boeing_737.htm   (1299 words)

 Planespotters encyclopedia - Boeing 737 series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Boeing 737 is the most common aircraft in the world, and is also the aircraft with the longest continuous production run, being launched in 1965 and still produced today.
Common to the entire 737 product range is its resemblance of the Airbus A320 series, but it can be easily differentiated by the winglets found on the A320 series (Except early A320-100 aircraft), and by the different tail section.
The 737 may also resemble the 767 and Airbus A310, but as both of these are widebodies, they are easily identified as not being 737s...
trolls.troll.no /ebakke/b737.html   (897 words)

 TAHC - TALON AIR 737-400 "Jay Bird"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In December 1985, Boeing decided to offer a 737 twinjet with a 10-foot (3 m) fuselage stretch that would add three more economy seat rows and two more first class seats, or 21 more two-class passengers when compared with earlier the 737-300.
Boeing engineers had been studying a larger 737 for a number of years -- one with a fuselage lengthened enough to bring capacity to 147 seats in mixed-class service.
Next-Generation 737 designers also drew inspiration from the 777, placing large displays in the flightdeck dashboard and updating the passenger cabin with contoured walls and ceilings that create a spacious feeling and greater stowage capacity than the classic 737s.
www.flightsimnetwork.com /aea/737TA.html   (1269 words)

 Boeing 737
The total number of orders for the 737 was 978 by mid-1982, and the type is currently being manufactured at the rate of 8 per month.
The 737 fuselage appears short and stubby, due to its large upper-fuselage diameter, which is the same as for the 707 and the 727, and its short length, which is less than for the 707 or the 727.
The short fuselage length of the 737 along with the wide lateral separation of the underwing-mounted engines result in the large vertical tall on the aircraft.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/b737.htm   (452 words)

 The Boeing 737-400
The Boeing 737 is the most successful commercial jetliner in the world, with over 3000 being flown by airlines on every continent (except Antarctica, of course).
The 737-400 was the longest variant of this second generation, and it quickly proved itself to be an excellent plane for passengers, crew, and the airlines.
The crane of JAL is seen on the tail of this 737, along with the usual BAC gray fuselage stripe ending in a red square.
www.cbrnp.com /profiles/civil/737-400.htm   (704 words)

 Encyclopedia: Boeing 737
737 in new Boeing Colors File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version.
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Boeing 737 MMA (Source: The Boeing Company) This work is copyrighted.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Boeing-737   (4670 words)

 FlightSim.Com Review: FFX Boeing 737
Erick's 737 NG series looks fantastic, with lots of animation, reflections, dynamic shine, and all the wonderful goodies that we simmers have come to expect in a well-manufactured aircraft.
On the flightsim model, the landing lights actually retract/extend, and the moving beam of light is visible from inside the 2D cockpit.
I am not a real 737 driver, so I can't say for sure that this plane flies on the numbers, but with real world knowledge on aerodynamics, I can tell you that the flight dynamics seem to be realistic.
www.flightsim.com /cgi/kds?$=main/review/ffx737.htm   (1159 words)

 Commercial Programs - Boeing 737
Vought is under contract to Boeing to produce pressurized doors for the 737 narrow-body transport and the main deck cargo door for the C-40A.
The Boeing next-generation 737s, the most advanced single-aisle airplanes in the market today, are short- to medium-range jetliners that share several features, including size and layout of the flight deck, pilot type rating, spares, and maintenance procedures.
The 737 family includes four planes with different passenger loads and a cargo version (C-40A).
www.vought.com /ProdProg/commercial/boeing737.htm   (151 words)

 Thai 737 News Reports
On 3 Mar 2001, a Thai 737-400 was destroyed by fire on the apron at Bangkok Airport.
Boeing last night sent a telex to all 737 operators recommending the fuel boost pumps in the center fuel tank not be used when the tank is empty.
As was the case with the Thai jet, it was a hot day and the air conditioning packs on the Philippine Airlines jet had been running for some time when the fuel tank blew up as the plane was being pushed back from the gate.
www.b737.org.uk /thai737news.htm   (6200 words)

 Boeing 737 AEW
The 737 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system is a unique blend of high-performance aircraft and mission equipment.
A Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar is the critical sensor aboard the 737 AEW&C. The MESA radar is the latest generation airborne surveillance radar system for mid-cost AEW&C. The electronically scanned array features three apertures sharing "L" band frequency transmit and receive modules to attain 360 degrees of coverage.
The 737 is one of the most popular and reliable jet aircraft in the world.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/e-737.htm   (878 words)

 A long haul for Boeing's 737   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The longest 737 fuselage ever built was to roll through Seattle on a couple of railroad cars early today on its way to The Boeing Co.'s Renton plant, where workers will begin assembling the last member of the company's next-generation family of single-aisle jets.
The A320 family consists of the A319, a shrunken version of the mother plane, and the A321, which is a stretch.
Boeing counters that the next-generation 737 is more advanced than the A320, which entered service in the 1980s.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/long27.shtml   (1057 words)

 Venture Crew 737 ~
Crew 737 was the only unit from the entire Northeast Region of the United States--consisting of members from three Maryland Crews and three individuals from New Jersey.
Venturing is a new program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age.
Venturing Crew 737 is based in Clarksville, MD and is sponsored by the Clarksville Fire Fighters.
www.freewebs.com /crew737   (346 words)

 The 737 Aircraft
The 737 is the most widely used planes in the world.
Greenberg says that small problem is a faulty rudder system that may have had a big impact in two deadly 737 plane crashes.
The rudder is part of the 737 tail section.
extratv.warnerbros.com /dailynews/consumer/09_01/09_01c.html   (357 words)

 The Seattle Times: Safety at issue: the 737
The 737 is the backbone of fleets at United, Southwest, America West, Delta, Continental, USAir and many foreign carriers.
The survey indicated that more than 20 percent of the 737 fleet of 2,700 jets might be flying with hydraulic fluid 16 times dirtier than the industry standard for passenger jets.
Require 737 pilots to learn to disengage yaw damper as a first step in the event of a sudden and swift uncommanded movement of the rudder.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /news/local/737/part05   (4069 words)

 Boeing 737
The 737 was originally planned as a short-range small capacity airliner smaller than the 707 and 727.
The second generation 737 (series 300-500) were updated to include efficient high-bypass turbofan engines.
The next generation 737 (series 600-900) continued upgrading the original aircraft with more efficient engines, a new wing with greater chord span and area and larger tail surfaces.
www.kensaviation.com /B737.htm   (101 words)

 CNN.com - Boeing issues 737 safety warning - April 12, 2001
Investigators and Boeing Co. officials say the fuel pump has not been identified as a cause of the March 3 blast, which occurred as the plane was sitting at a gate at a Bangkok airport.
They note that Boeing 737 manuals already tell pilots to turn off pumps when they are not being used.
The message, sent to Boeing 737 operators worldwide, tells pilots to turn off the fuel pump if there is less than 1,000 pounds of fuel in the tank.
archives.cnn.com /2001/US/04/12/boeing.737.warning   (569 words)

 Boeing 737 Desktop FMS Simulation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Boeing 737 Desktop FMS inflight portion of the simulation using the on-screen CDU is shown at right.
The Boeing 737 Desktop FMS Simulation extends the range of traditional CBT by providing training exercises on cockpit procedures previously requiring a dedicated, multi-million-dollar flight training device (FTD) or simulator.
Because the Boeing 737 Desktop FMS Simulation is written in Wicat's WISE authoring environment, it is fully compatible with other WISE courses and can be delivered using standard CBT networks and workstations.
www.wicat.com /flight/simstrns/b737fms.htm   (763 words)

 the Boeing 737 Rudder Lawsuits
Boeing knew for years that pilots had no way to overcome dangerous rudder problems that could occur while flying 737 jets at low speeds, but waited until after two planes crashed to acknowledge the problem, newly released court documents indicate.
The 737, the world's most widely used model with more than 3,100 jets in service, is statistically very safe.
The 737 is the only large commercial jet with a rudder controlled by a single hydraulic valve.
www.iasa.com.au /folders/Safety_Issues/others/737followupr.html   (3259 words)

 Japan Airlines may seek new 737
Japan Airlines is talking with The Boeing Co. about a new version of the 737, designated currently as the 737-900X.
The plane could seat a maximum of 220 passengers, up from 189 people that can be carried by the two biggest versions of the 737 in operation today.
In a news release, the airline did not specify which versions of the next-generation 737 it will order, but mentioned the 737-900X, along with the 737-700 and 737-800.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/210939_boeingjal07.html   (689 words)

 Wired News: Boeing Converts 737 Into Bomber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Now picture the 737 with missiles slung under its wings and a bomb bay in its belly.
Boeing took a 737 to air stations around the country and Europe to show Navy aviators a twin-jet could do the job -- even on one engine if it had to -- and helped Boeing secure the contract over rival Lockheed Martin, which proposed an updated turboprop plane for the mission.
The 737 MMA will be built on a separate, security-controlled assembly line in Renton.
www.wired.com /news/print/0,1294,65817,00.html   (653 words)

 Netwings - The 737 as an ASW Airplane
Netwings - The 737 as an ASW Airplane
The RAF doesn't seem to have regretted using the Comet and the USN hasn't regretted the Viking...both are jets.
I suppose the old 737 seems a bit docile to be an aggressive military weapons platform...
www.netwings.org /dcforum/DCForumID2/822.html   (651 words)

 FAA to Propose Rudder Redesign and Other Safety Initiatives for Boeing 737   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The redesign would increase the overall safety of the 737 by simplifying the rudder system and eliminating a range of both previously known and recently discovered failure possibilities.
By the end of this October, the FAA will simplify the procedure for handling a jammed or restricted rudder and begin training Boeing 737 pilots on the new methods.
The ETEB studied possible ways the 737 rudder system could malfunction, however remote such failures might be.
www.faa.gov /apa/pr/pr.cfm?id=1140   (463 words)

 Fatal Boeing 737 Events
The following events are those involving at least one passenger death on a 737 where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role.
The aircraft is a military version of the 737 that was used to transport military and civilian VIPs.
it is not counted as a fatal event in the 737 rate statistics because the flight was a private charter that was not open to the general public.
www.airsafe.com /events/models/b737.htm   (3535 words)

 Aircraft Information - Boeing 737
The twin-engine 737 demonstrates how Boeing develops a family of models to meet specific airline needs.
In November 1993, the company launched a derivative 737 family to build on the 737's extraordinary success and extend the airplane type well into the 21st century.
Like Classic 737s, these new family members are offered in multiple sizes, with the 737-600 accommodating 110 to 132 passengers, the 737-700 seating 126 to 149 passengers, the 737-800 capable of carrying 162 to 189 passengers, and the 737-900 seating 177 to 189 passengers.
www.simviation.com /rinfo737.htm   (372 words)

 Minicraft 1/144 Boeing 737-300 "Ansett Sydney Olympics 2000"
The Next-Generation 737 encompasses the -600, -700, -800 and -900, and amounted to what was basically a complete redesign of the 30-year old airliner.
New wings, and revised engines were the biggest engineering changes, whilst internally, the 737 was given a hi-tech glass cockpit with LCD screens and digital systems heavily inspired by that used on the 777.
In 2001, the 737 was stretched one last time to create the 737-900, which is in fact longer and carries more passengers than the 707.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/portland/971/Reviews/misc/737-300-ansett.htm   (1771 words)

 AVSIM Boeing 737 Review
The most successful airliner in the history of Boeing and commercial aviation is without a doubt the Boeing 737.
The 737 program was launched in February, 1965 as a logical answer to go with the already popular 707 and 727 series.
The problem that Boeing faced with United was that they already had a moderate number of 727's in their fleet.
www.avsim.com /pages/0599/b737/b737.htm   (866 words)

 Naval Air  RE:Boeing 737''s and AAR StrategyPage.com
The 737 has the same cross section as the 707 which is the baseline for the E-6, E-8 and the E-3.
A standard 737 probably has a lot more potable water and waste storage tanks, than what is needed for the mission.
Additionally, the 737 could be modified further to give the navy tanker capacity to replace the navy's KC-130's as well as some EW capability.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/9-1250.asp   (755 words)

 Was The Pentagon Aircraft A Boeing 737?
A part of a landing gear photographed at the Pentagonmatches that of a Boeing 737:
However, I must question the legitimacy of the article posted on 31Dec04, "Was the Pentagon Aircraft a Boeing 737?".
I think he did a good job of proving it was NOT a 737.
www.rense.com /general61/737.htm   (197 words)

 Boeing 737-500
The 737-500 bears a high degree of commonality with all versions of the 737 series, including the original -100 and -200 models.
Pilots flying earlier 737 models do not need a new type-rating to operate the 737-500.
Furthermore, a substantial number of replaceable parts on the 737-500 are identical to those on the -300 and -400, and many are the same as on the -200.
www.bavirtual.co.uk /ops/fleet/shorthaul/b735.htm   (968 words)

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