Boeing 737 Specifications

Boeing 737 Specifications

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Boeing 737 Specs

In the more than fifty years of its existence, the Boeing 737 has evolved from a stumpy little twin-jet airliner into a family of high performance and versatile jet transports.

The global climate of rising fuel costs as well as increased competition in the form of the Airbus A320 have ensured that Boeing continue to bring out more improved versions of the type.

Below is a table of the main features and specifications for the Boeing 737 family of aircraft.

Boeing 737 Specs (Two Tables)

Jump to Specification Table Boeing 737 Original and Boeing 737 Classic.

Jump to Specification Table Boeing 737 Next Gen and Max.

Specification Table Boeing 737 Original and Boeing 737 Classic.

FAMILY ORIGINAL CLASSIC
Variant 737 100 737 200ADV 737 300 737 400 737 500
Flight Crew 2 2
Prices          
Milestones          
Maiden Flight 09 APR 1967 08 AUG 1967 24 FEB 1984 19 FEB 1988 30 JUN 1989
Launch Delivery 28 DEC 1967 29 DEC 1967 28 NOV 1984 15 SEP 1988 28 FEB 1990
Launch Airline Lufthansa United Airlines US Air Piedmont Southwest Airlines
Final Delivery 02 NOV 1969 02 AUG 1988 17 DEC 1999 25 FEB 2000 21 JUL 1999
Power Plant          
Model JT8D CFM56-3
Type 7 15A B2 C-1 B1
Thrust 64.4Kn
14,000lb
71.2Kn
16,000lb
88.9Kn
20,000lb
104.5Kn
23,500lb
82.3Kn
18,500lb
Dimensions          
Fuselage          
Aircraft Length 28.65M
94Ft
30.53M
100Ft 2In
33.40M
109Ft 7In
36.45M
119Ft 7In
31.01M
101Ft 9In
Fuselage Height 4.01M (13Ft 2In) 4.01M (13Ft 2In)
Fuselage Width (Outside) 3.76M (12Ft 4In) 3.76M (12Ft 4In)
Cabin Width 3.54M (11Ft 5In) 3.54M (11Ft 5In)
Cargo 18M3
650Ft3
24.8M3
875Ft3
TBA3
TBA3
TBA3
TBA3
TBA3
TBA3
Wing    
Span 28.35M (93Ft) 28.88M (94Ft 9In)
Wing Area 102M2(1,098Ft2) 105.4M2(1,134Ft 6In2)
Dihedral 6 Degrees 6 Degrees
Sweep Back 25 Degrees 25 Degrees
FAMILY ORIGINAL CLASSIC
Variant 737 100 737 200ADV 737 300 737 400 737 500
Tail Fin          
Aircraft Height 11.28M (37Ft) 11.12M (36Ft 6In)
Tail Fin Height 6.15M (20Ft 2In) 6.15M (20Ft 2In)
Tail Fin Area 20.81M2 (224Ft2) 23.13M2 (249Ft2)
Rudder Area 5.22M2 (56Ft 2In2) 5.22M2 (56Ft 2In2)
Sweep Back 35 Degrees 35 Degrees
Under carriage          
Track 5.23M 17Ft 2In 5.25M 17Ft 3In
Wheelbase 10.46M
(34Ft 4In)
11.38M
(37Ft 4In)
12.40M
(40Ft 8In)
14.27M
(46Ft 10In)
11.07M
(36Ft 4In)
Number of Nose wheels 2 2
Number of Main wheels 4 4
Cabin          
Max. Certified Seating 124 136 149 188 140
Typical Seating 113 119 149 179 140
Seats Abreast 6 3×3 6 3×3
Weights          
Max. Ramp Weight 44,361K
(97,816lb)
52,615K
(116,016lb)
56,700K
(125,023lb)
63,049K
(139,023lb)
63,049K
(139,023lb)
Max. Takeoff Weight 44,225K
(97,516lb)
52,390K
(115,520lb)
56,472K
(124,521lb)
62,822K
(138,522lb)
62,823K
(138,525lb)
Maximum Landing Weight 40,687K
(89,715lb)
46,720K
(103,018lb)
51,710K
(114,021lb)
54,885K
(121,021lb)
49,895K
(110,018lb)
Max. Zero Fuel 38,555K
(85,014lb)
43,091K
(94,857lb)
47,625K
(105,013lb)
51,256K
(113,019lb)
46,720K
(103,018lb)
Fuel          
Fuel Capacity 17,865L
(4,720UG)
19,532L
(5,160UG)
20,105L
(5,312UG)
20,105L
(5,312UG)
20,105L
(5,312UG)
Speeds    
Vmo/Mmo Velocity/Mach Maximum Operating speed 350Kn
0.84M
340Kn
0.82M
Cruise Speed IAS/Mach 0.73M 250/0.745
True Airspeed (Kt) 420 430
Ceiling (Ft) 35,000 37,000 37,000
Range with Max Payload(nm) 1,720Nm
(3,185Km)
2,645Nm
(4,899Km)
2,950Nm
(5,463Km)
2,800Nm
(5,186Km)
2,950Nm
(5,463Km)
Variant 737 100 737 200ADV 737 300 737 400 737 500
FAMILY ORIGINAL CLASSIC

Specification Table Boeing 737 Original and Boeing 737 Classic (Top).

Specification Table Boeing 737 Next Gen and Max.

FAMILY NEXT GENERATION (NG) 737 MAX
Variant 600 700 800 900 Max 7 Max 8 Max 200 Max 9 Max 10
Milestones    
Prices (Millions) US$89.1 US$106.1 US$112.6 US$99.7 US$121.6 US$124.8 US$128.9 US$134.9
Maiden Flight 22 JAN 1998 09 FEB 1997 31 JUL 1997 03 AUG 2000 16 MAR 2018 29 JAN 2016 13 JAN 2019 13 APR 2017 Late 2019
Launch Delivery 18 Sep 1998 17 Dec 1997 22 Apr 1998 15 May 2001 2019 22 MAY 2017 2019 21 March 2018
2020
Launch Airline SAS Southwest Airlines Hapag Lloyd Alaska Airlines Westjet
Malindo Air
Ryan Air Lion Air TBA
Power Plant    
Model CFM56-7 CFM
Type 7B18 7B20 7B24 7B26 Leap-1B
Thrust 82.0Kn, 18,500lb 89.0Kn, 20,600lb 107.0Kn, 24,200lb 117.3Kn, 26,300lb 119–130Kn, 26,786–29,317lb
Dimensions    
Fuselage    
Fuselage Length 31.20M
(102Ft 4In)
33.60M
(110Ft 3In)
39.50M
(129Ft 7In)
42.10M
(138Ft 2In)
35.60M
(116Ft 8In)
39.50M
(129Ft 8In)
39.50M
(129Ft 8In)
42.10M
(138Ft 2In)
43.80M
(143Ft 8In)
Fuselage Height 4.01M, (12Ft 2In) 4.01M, (12Ft 2In)
Fuselage Width (Outside) 3.76M, (12Ft 4In) 3.76M, (12Ft 4In)
Cabin Width 3.53M,(11Ft 7In) 3.53M,(11Ft 7In)
Wing    
Span 34.32M (112Ft 7In) 35.92M (117Ft 10In)
Wing Area 124.58M2 (1,340Ft2) 127M2 (1,370Ft2)
Dihedral 6 Degrees 6 Degrees
Sweep Back 25.02 Degrees 25.03 Degrees
Tail Fin    
Aircraft Height 12.6M (41Ft 4In) 12.3M (40ft 4in)
Tail Fin Height 7.16M (23F 6In) 7.16M (23F 6In)
Tail Fin Area 26.44M2 (285Ft2) 26.44M2 (285Ft2)
Rudder Area 5.22M2 (56Ft2) 5.22M2 (56Ft2)
FAMILY NEXT GENERATION (NG) 737 MAX
Variant 600 700 800 900 Max 7 Max 8 Max 200 Max 9 Max 10
Under carriage    
Track 5.76M (18Ft 11In) 5.72M (18Ft 9In)
Wheelbase 12.6M
(41Ft 4In)
15.6M
(51Ft 2In)
12.6M
(41Ft 4In)
15.6M
(51Ft 2In)
17.17M
(56Ft 4In)
Number of Nose wheels 2 2
Number of Main wheels 4 4
Cabin    
Max. Certified Seating 149 189 215 149 189 200 220 244
Typical Seating 145 180 140 175 192 216
Seats Abreast 6 6
Weights    
Max. Ramp Weight 65,317Kg
(143,999lb)
70,307Kg
(155,000lb)
79,229Kg
(174,670lb)
79,229Kg
(174,670lb)
82,417Kg
(181,729lb)
Max. Takeoff Weight 65,090Kg
(153,499lb)
70,080Kg
(154.500lb)
79,002Kg
(174,170lb)
79,002Kg
(174,170lb)
80,286Kg
(177,000lb)
82,190Kg
(181,229lb)
82,191Kg
(181,200lb)
88,314Kg
(194,700lb)
TBA
Maximum Landing Weight 54,657Kg
(120,499lb)
58,604Kg
(130,000lb)
66,349Kg
(146,275lb)
66,349Kg
(146,275lb)
66,043Kg
(145,600lb)
69,309Kg
(152,800lb)
69,309Kg
(152,800lb)
74,344Kg
(163,900lb)
TBA
Max. Zero Fuel 51,709Kg
(113,999lb)
55,202Kg
(121,700lb)
62,721Kg
(138,276lb)
63,628Kg
(140,276lb)
62,913Kg
(138,700lb)
65,952Kg
(145,400lb)
65,952Kg
(145,400lb)
70,987Kg
(156,500lb)
TBA
Fuel    
Capacity (Litres) 26,035L, (6,878 US Gal) 26,035L, (6,878 US Gal)
Speeds    
Vmo/Mmo Velocity/Mach Maximum Operating speed 340/0.82 340/0.82
Cruise Speed IAS/Mach 230/0.785 230/0.785
True Airspeed 450Kt 450Kt
Ceiling (Ft) 41,000 41,000
Range with Max Payload NM(Km) 4,500
(8,334)
4,400
(8,149)
4,000
(7,408)
3,200
(5,926)
3,825
(7,084)
3,620
(6,704)
3,595
(6,658)
Variant 600 700 800 900 Max 7 Max 8 Max 200 Max 9 Max 10
FAMILY NEXT GENERATION (NG) 737 MAX

Specification Table Boeing 737 Original and Boeing 737 Classic.(Top)

Specification Table Boeing 737 Next Gen and Max.(Top)

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8 thoughts on “Boeing 737 Specifications”

  1. Why has Boeing maintained its designation to be B737, despite the latest B737 bears little resemblance to the original variant of the B737?

    • Hi and thanks for stopping by. I suppose you have to look at the 737 as an aircraft class that is targeting a certain segment of the market. The Boeing 737 is designed to fill the smaller jet airliners space over a given range of seats. Whilst bigger than the Embraer E-Jets, Boeing feels this is an optimum size range for a small city jet which can also be used for medium-haul international services.

      If you look at your favourite model of car, you would see that they have also evolved over time to be something unrecognisable from their ancestors. Gains in technology as well as traveller expectations, continue to drive aeroplane makers to come up with improved, more cost efficient and more comfortable versions of their offerings.

  2. Do you have the estimated production material used for the 737 Next Gen? I know the 787 is moving toward using more composite materiel instead of aluminum. Is the same happening with the 737?

    • Hi Shawn,

      it seems that Boeing has not leaped ahead with the 737 as much as they have with the 787. The use of composite materials in the 737 Next Gen or even the 737 Max is quite conservative. Aluminium alloys are still the mainstay of the construction materials used with various blends used according to the strength required for the particular component.

      For Example:
      Slats, flaps and Fuselage skin – areas primarily loaded in tension – Aluminium alloy 2024 (Aluminium and copper)

      Wing lower skin – Aluminium alloy 7055 (Aluminium, zinc, magnesium and copper)

      Wing ribs, Frames, stringers, keel and floor beams – Aluminium alloy 7075 (Aluminium and zinc)

      Spars, beams and Wing upper skin – Aluminium alloy 7178 (Aluminium, zinc, magnesium and copper)

      Landing gear beam – Aluminium alloy 7175 (Aluminium, zinc, magnesium and copper)

      I hope that helps.

      Cheers Peter

  3. Hi. I am looking for a wheelbase in one main shin and the pressure in the wheel ( Boeing 737-500)

    • Hi and thanks for your question. For the wheels, I will give you two measurements. The wheelbase which is the distance from the nosewheel to the line between the main wheels, which is 11.07 metres. The wheel track, which is the distance between the main wheels is 5.25 metres. The nose wheel pressure in PSI is 186-194. The main wheel tyre pressures are 193-202, once again PSI.
      Happy Flying.

  4. Hi. I am looking to build a prototype of Boeing 737 for numerical simulation purpose. Can you please tell me where to look for the cabin height,width, seat height, width and door to door length. from cockpit door to the kitchen alley .

    • Hi Anumula,

      thank you for stopping by. I found this image that might have some of the answers you need. Click here.
      We’d love you to share what you build when you’re done. Best of luck.
      Cheers Peter

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