737, It just keeps going and going.

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737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby 3WE » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:49 pm

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Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby Not_Karl » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:26 pm

According to Evan, it's obsolete.
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Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby 3WE » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:50 pm

I guess that short little fire-plug looking one is obsolete...half the engines of a 707...half the fuselage length...

Of course, I guess we could say the same about the DC-9-15.
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Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:34 pm

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Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby J » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:40 pm

In other news (including loads of photographs)

Boeing unveils latest 737 airliner in Renton

The most ubiquitous airliner in the history of flight just welcomed the newest member of its family at Boeing's Renton factory Monday morning, just south of Seattle.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of Boeing employees were on hand to get a glimpse of the first completed 737 MAX 7, the third and longest range of the MAX line.

The new jet, with a capacity of up to 172 passengers and a range of 3,850 nautical miles, is set to begin flight testing in the coming weeks, with first deliveries to Southwest Airlines scheduled for 2019.

Boeing will start with a variety of systems checks and tests on the flight deck before taking the new plane to the skies. It will be one of two 737 MAX 7s used for testing.

Boeing's 737 first entered service in 1968, four years after its inception as a short-haul jetliner to supplement the 727. Throughout a bevy of variations over the intervening years, the 737 became the best-selling commercial airliner in history.

The 737 MAX 8 entered service in 2017 and the MAX 9 is set for deliveries later in 2018, according to Boeing. A MAX 10 variant, announced at last year's Paris Air Show, will be the largest of the 737 MAX family, with room for 230 passengers. That plane is set to enter service in 2020.
https://www.seattlepi.com/business/boei ... o-14995820

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Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby elaw » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:32 pm

The new jet, with a capacity of up to 172 passengers and a range of 3,850 nautical miles
Or just about the same as a 707-120B! 8-)
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Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby J » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:31 pm

BNSF, MRL (Montana Rail Link) move 10,000th Boeing 737 fuselage

An aviation milestone has been achieved thanks to a half-century of railroad transport. Spirit AeroSystems announced on Feb. 14 that the 10,000th 737 fuselage had left its factory in Wichita, Kans., and was en route by rail to Boeing’s massive assembly plant in Renton, Wash.

With the commemorative phrase “10,000 Deliveries” on its side and tail, the fuselage was among two that headed west from Wichita on BNSF, eventually being added to the head end of train Q-ALTPTL, an Alliance, Tex., to Portland, Ore., intermodal. The usual Boeing body routing via BNSF-Montana Rail Link-BNSF delivered the historic load to the Seattle area on Feb. 18.

Rail shipment of fuselages, wing assemblies and other commercial aircraft components from source plants in Kansas and Texas to Boeing assembly plants in Renton and Everett, Wash., began in the 1960s. Boeing models from the 707 up to the 777 have had parts shipped by rail, but it’s the 737 that has become the most prominent feature of this unique service. Complete 737 fuselages travel on flatcars, while partial fuselages for larger aircraft, wing sections and other oversized parts are shipped inside custom-built enclosed cars.

BNSF and Boeing commemorated the delivery of the 5,000th 737 fuselage to Renton back in January 2006. At that time, BNSF said it was shipping 28 fuselages every month. By 2013, shipments had reached 35 or more per month, made possible by the addition of 14 more railcars to the specialized BNSF/Boeing fleet.

Spirit AeroSystems acquired Boeing’s commercial aviation plant in Wichita in 2005. Boeing says the 737 has been its most successful commercial aircraft. With more than 4,600 currently on order, Boeing says it will increase production of its 737 to an astonishing 52 per month in 2018, and as many as 57 per month in 2019. That will keep BNSF and MRL busy moving wing-less aircraft toward the Pacific Northwest.

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https://www.railwayage.com/freight/bnsf ... -fuselage/

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Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby elaw » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:55 pm

With more than 4,600 currently on order, Boeing says it will increase production of its 737 to an astonishing 52 per month in 2018, and as many as 57 per month in 2019.
Of course to a certain participant there, any number > 0 is astonishing. :lol:
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Re: 737, It just keeps going and going.

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:01 pm

With more than 4,600 currently on order, Boeing says it will increase production of its 737 to an astonishing 52 per month in 2018, and as many as 57 per month in 2019.
Of course to a certain participant there, any number > 0 is astonishing. :lol:
Conspiracy theorists will be quick to note that this was your post number 380.
Coincidence? I think not :shock:
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