Boeing 737-700

General Information

Manufacturer: Boeing

Role: Narrow-body jet airliner

First flight: February 9, 1997

Primary airlines: Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Westjet, United Airlines 

Passenger seating: 126-149

Models: 737-700C, 737-700ER, 737-BBJ1  

Features

  • CFM International CFM56-7B22 turbofan engines
  • Split Scimitar winglets
  • Glass cockpit
  • Upgraded and redesigned interior configurations

Fun Facts

  • The 737 Next Generation (NG) is the name given to the 737-600, 737-700/-700ER, 737-800, and 737-900/-900ER variants. 
  • The first 737NG (Next Generation) to roll out was a 737−700, on December 8, 1996.
  • The first 737-700 entered service in 1998 with launch customer Southwest Airlines.
  • The Boeing 737-700 is the basis for the Boeing (BBJ) business jet.In January 2006, Boeing introduced the long-range version, 737-700ER.
  • The Boeing 737-700 can fly with a maximum speed of 876 km/h (544 mph) and a cruising speed of 828 km/h (514 mph).
  • The 737-700C is a convertible version where the seats can be removed to carry cargo instead.

Type Rating

Pilots must earn their type rating in the Boeing 737-700 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.

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