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9500th 737

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:45 pm

For those of you that are interested in facts, EI-FZM for Ryanair is L/N 6368 which will make it the 9500th 737 built. It should be rolling off the FAL in about 2 to 3 weeks. It is C.N. 44785.
What is the current monthly production rate for the 737 and when is the next increase due?
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Re: 9500th 737

Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:44 pm

737 will definitely overtake the DC-3 (~600) , C-47/C-53/C-117 (~10,200) for numbers produced soon.
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Re: 9500th 737

Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 pm

bigbird wrote:
For those of you that are interested in facts, EI-FZM for Ryanair is L/N 6368 which will make it the 9500th 737 built. It should be rolling off the FAL in about 2 to 3 weeks. It is C.N. 44785.
What is the current monthly production rate for the 737 and when is the next increase due?


36 were delivered in February and 30 in January. Still more than one per day!

Glad to hear that FR is getting the 9,500th, though can't imagine Boeing or FR will make much fuss of that. The 10,000th, however ...

FR could well get that too and it's almost certainly going to be a Max.

Max orders as at 31/12/16 were just over 3,600, so it'll easily make more records! Boeing is currently talking about a -10 Max, which hasn't yet been launched.
 
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Re: 9500th 737

Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:42 pm

kaitak wrote:
bigbird wrote:
For those of you that are interested in facts, EI-FZM for Ryanair is L/N 6368 which will make it the 9500th 737 built. It should be rolling off the FAL in about 2 to 3 weeks. It is C.N. 44785.
What is the current monthly production rate for the 737 and when is the next increase due?

Glad to hear that FR is getting the 9,500th, though can't imagine Boeing or FR will make much fuss of that.



The 6000th got special markings on the tail. A Norwegian Boeing 737-800 ( delivered april 2009 ). I think it stiill flies around sporting this livery on it's tail. atleast it still did so last year. :

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Re: 9500th 737

Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:25 pm

Also the 1000th With Boeing sky interior was a Norwegian B737-800 anfd got some special markings:

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Re: 9500th 737

Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:00 am

bigbird wrote:
For those of you that are interested in facts, EI-FZM for Ryanair is L/N 6368 which will make it the 9500th 737 built. It should be rolling off the FAL in about 2 to 3 weeks. It is C.N. 44785.
What is the current monthly production rate for the 737 and when is the next increase due?


42 at present. Going to 47 this Summer. 52 by 2018. I was told this by a Boeing employee this week.
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Re: 9500th 737

Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:43 am

ODwyerPW wrote:
737 will definitely overtake the DC-3 (~600) , C-47/C-53/C-117 (~10,200) for numbers produced soon.

The numbers quoted on Wikipedia give:
  • DC-3 - 607
  • C-47/-53 etc - 10,048
  • Li-2 (Soviet Union) - 4,937
  • L2D (Japan) - 487

Making a total of 16,079. So there's a little way for the 737 to go yet, but provided orders continue to flow I imagine it will surpass that mark by the second half of next decade, along with the A320. Quite amazing to consider it really!

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Re: 9500th 737

Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:42 am

I hope WN get's the 10,000th. Does anyone know if airlines negotiate in orders or pay to possibly get milestone aircraft? Or does Boeing deliberately pick who will get one? Or is it all just random based on the orders?
 
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Re: 9500th 737

Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:10 am

Mortyman wrote:
The 6000th got special markings on the tail. A Norwegian Boeing 737-800 ( delivered april 2009 ). I think it stiill flies around sporting this livery on it's tail. atleast it still did so last year. :

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It's now been painted for Sriwijaya, so no more special livery
 
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Re: 9500th 737

Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:56 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
ODwyerPW wrote:
737 will definitely overtake the DC-3 (~600) , C-47/C-53/C-117 (~10,200) for numbers produced soon.

The numbers quoted on Wikipedia give:
  • DC-3 - 607
  • C-47/-53 etc - 10,048
  • Li-2 (Soviet Union) - 4,937
  • L2D (Japan) - 487

Making a total of 16,079. So there's a little way for the 737 to go yet, but provided orders continue to flow I imagine it will surpass that mark by the second half of next decade, along with the A320. Quite amazing to consider it really!

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What is amazing is that we can finally seriously discuss a plane that matches or exceeds the DC-3 family. It will take time, but as production is ramping up to over 600 per year, not too long.

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Re: 9500th 737

Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:56 pm

One should consider that the DC-3/C-47 benefitted from a small dust up called WWII. The vast majority of the airframes were built as military transports. There was no serious competition at the time and even civilian aircraft were converted for military use. The 737 succeeded among a myriad of competing products including the 727, the DC-9 family, the Caravel and the A-320 family. Nonetheless, the DC-3/C-47 is in my opinion, the greatest airplane ever built. I enabled the airline industry as we know it. It also played a major role in the allied victory in WWII and supported the Berlin Airlift. It is still in service in many areas of the world. The only other airplane that can compare in terms of versatility and longevity is the B-52.
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