Boeing 737 Specifications

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Boeing 737 Specs

In the more than 40 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 Table

FAMILY ORIGINAL CLASSIC NEXT GENERATION (NG)
Variant 737 100 737 200ADV 737 300 737 400 737 500 737 600 737 700 737 800 737 900
Milestones
Prices  US$80.6  US$96.0  US$101.9
Maiden Flight 09 Apr 1967 08 Aug 1967 24 Feb 1984 19 Feb 1988 30 Jun 1989 22 Jan 1998 09 Feb 1997 31 Jul 1997 03 Aug 2000
Launch Delivery 28 Dec 1967 29 Dec 1967 28 Nov 1984 15 Sep 1988 28 Feb 1990 18 Sep 1998 17 Dec 1997 22 Apr 1998 15 May 2001
Launch Airline Lufthansa United Airlines US Air Piedmont Southwest Airlines SAS Southwest Airlines Hapag Lloyd Alaska Airlines
Final Delivery 02 Nov 1969 02 Aug 1988 17 Dec 1999 25 Feb 2000 21 Jul 1999 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aicraft Built 30 1114 1113 489 388 66 760 1026 52
In Current Service 0 595 1002 460 367 66 759 1025 52
Power Plant
Model JT8D JT8D CFM56-3 CFM56-3 CFM56-3 CFM56-7 CFM56-7 CFM56-7 CFM56-7
Type -7 -15A -B2 C-1 -B1 7B18 7B20 7B24 7B26
Thrust 64.4Kn, 14,000lb 71.2, 16,000lb 88.9Kn 20,000lb 104.5Kn, 23,500 82.3Kn, 18,500lb 82.0Kn, 18,500lb 89.0Kn, 20,600lb 107.0Kn, 24,200lb 117.3, 26,300lb
Dimensions
Fuselage
Fuselage Length 28.65M 94Ft 30.53M, 100Ft 2In 33.40M, 109Ft 7In 36.45M, 119Ft 7In 31.01M, 101Ft 9In 31.20M 102Ft 4In 33.60M, 110Ft 3In 39.50M, 129Ft 7In 42.10M, 138Ft 2In
Fuselage Height 4.01 Metres 4.01 Metres 4.01 Metres 4.01 Metres 4.01 Metres 4.01 Metres 4.01 Metres 4.01 Metres 4.01 Metres
Fuselage Width (Outside) 3.76 Metres 3.76 Metres 3.76 Metres 3.76 Metres 3.76 Metres 3.76 Metres 3.76 Metres 3.76 Metres 3.76 Metres
Cabin Width 3.53 Metres 3.53 Metres 3.53 Metres 3.53 Metres 3.53 Metres 3.53 Metres 3.53 Metres 3.53 Metres 3.53 Metres
Wing
Span 28.35 Metres 28.35 Metres 28.88 Metres 28.88 Metres 28.88 Metres 34.32 Metres 34.32 Metres 34.32 Metres 34.32 Metres
Wing Area 102 Sq Metres 102 Sq Metres 105.4 Sq Metres 105.4 Sq Metres 105.4 Sq Metres 124.58 Sq Metres 124.58 Sq Metres 124.58 Sq Metres 124.58 Sq Metres
Dihedral 6 Degrees 6 Degrees 6 Degrees 6 Degrees 6 Degrees 6 Degrees 6 Degrees 6 Degrees 6 Degrees
Sweep Back 25 Degrees 25 Degrees 25 Degrees 25 Degrees 25 Degrees 25.02 Degrees 25.02 Degrees 25.02 Degrees 25.02 Degrees
Tail Fin
Aircraft Height 11.23 Metres 11.23 Metres 11.13 Metres 11.13 Metres 11.13 Metres 12.6 Metres 12.6 Metres 12.6 Metres 12.6 Metres
Tail Fin Height 6.15 Metres 6.15 Metres 6.15 Metres 6.15 Metres 6.15 Metres 7.16 Metres 7.16 Metres 7.16 Metres 7.16 Metres
Tail Fin Area 20.81 Sq Metres 20.81 Sq Metres 23.13 Sq Metres 23.13 Sq Metres 23.13 Sq Metres 26.44 Sq Metres 26.44 Sq Metres 26.44 Sq Metres 26.44 Sq Metres
Rudder Area 5.22 Sq Metres 5.22 Sq Metres 5.22 Sq Metres 5.22 Sq Metres 5.22 Sq Metres 5.22 Sq Metres 5.22 Sq Metres 5.22 Sq Metres 5.22 Sq Metres
Sweep Back 35 Degrees 35 Degrees 35 Degrees 35 Degrees 35 Degrees 35 Degrees 35 Degrees 35 Degrees 35 Degrees
Under carriage
Track 5.23 Metres 5.23 Metres 5.25 Metres 5.25 Metres 5.25 Metres 5.76 Metres 5.76 Metres 5.76 Metres 5.76 Metres
Wheelbase 10.46 Metres 11.38 Metres 12.40 Metres 14.27 Metres 11.07 Metres 12.6 Metres 15.60 Metres
Number of Nose wheels 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Number of Main wheels 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Cabin
Max. Certified Seating 124 136 149 188 140 149 149 189 189
Typical Seating 113 119 149 179 140 145 145 180 180
Seats Abreast 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Weights
Max. Ramp Weight 44,361 Kg 52,615 Kg 56,700 Kg 63,049 Kg 63,049 Kg 65,317 Kg 70,307 Kg 79,229 Kg 79,229 Kg
Max. Takeoff Weight 44,225 Kg 52,390 Kg 56,472 Kg 62,822 Kg 62,823 Kg 65,090 Kg 70,080 Kg 79,002 Kg 79,002 Kg
Maximum Landing Weight 40,687 Kg 46,720 Kg 51,710 Kg 54,885 Kg 49,895 Kg 54,657 Kg 58,604 Kg 66,349 Kg 66,349 Kg
Max. Zero Fuel 38,555 Kg 43,091 Kg 47,625 Kg 51,256 Kg 49,895 Kg 51,709 Kg 55,202 Kg 62,721 Kg 63,628 Kg
Fuel
Capacity (Litres) 17,865 19,532 20,105 20,105 20,105 26,035 26,035 26,035 26,035
Speeds
Vmo/Mmo Velocity/Mach Maximum Operating speed 350/0.84 350/0.84 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82
Cruise Speed IAS/Mach 0.73 0.73 250/0.745 250/0.745 250/0.745 230/0.785 230/0.785 230/0.785 230/0.785
True Airspeed (Kt) 420 420 430 430 430 450 450 450 450
Ceiling (Ft) 35,000 37,000 37,000 37,000 37,000 41,000 41,000 41,000 41,000
Range with Max Payload(nm) 1720 2645 2950 2800 2950 4500 4400 4000 3200
Variant 737 100 737 200ADV 737 300 737 400 737 500 737 600 737 700 737 800 737 900
KLM_Boeing_737-900a

A KLM (Netherlands) Boeing 737 900A.

If there is more you want to learn about this airliner, please visit: Boeing 737 Home, Boeing 737 Interior, Boeing 737 Order Book, Boeing 737 History, Boeing 737 Assembly and Boeing 737 Max.

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2 thoughts on “Boeing 737 Specifications

  1. Daniel

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

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    1. Pisquali

      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.

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