Boeing hits 737 milestone

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 16, 2012
Boeing has delivered its 4000th 737 NG, to China Southern Airlines. (Boeing)

Boeing has rolled out its 4000th Next Generation 737, a 126-passenger 737-700 destined for China Southern Airways.

The milestone comes as Boeing ramps up 737 production to whittle down a backlog of more than 2600 orders. The US planemaker hopes to hit a production target of 42 aircraft per month by 2014.

Somewhat confusingly, Boeing uses the “Next Generation” moniker to refer to its current generation of the popular single-aisle jetliner, spanning the 737-600 through -900, with the -700 and -800 variants being the most popular. The next-next generation 737, known as the 737 MAX, is scheduled to begin deliveries in 2017.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Boeing says more than 5,550 737s are currently in service worldwide, comprising more than a quarter of all large commercial jets.

Did you know that Australian Aviation Magazine comes digitally? Subscribe to Australian Aviation’s digital magazine for just $59.95 a year! Our app is available on mobile, tablet and PC devices! Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year