Boeing 737-900ER

Boeing 737-900ER Jet

General Information

Manufacturer: Boeing

Role: Narrow-body jet airliner

First flight: September 1, 2006

Primary airlines: Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines 

Passenger seating: 189-215

Models: 737-900 


  • CFM International CFM56-7 series engines
  • Rockwell Collins avionics
  • Glass cockpit
  • Upgraded wings and aerodynamics
  • 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. 
  • A Short Field Performance package is standard equipment for the 737-900ER.
  • Typical cruise speed is 530 mph (853 km/h; 460 kt).
  • The 737 became the first commercial jet airplane to surpass the 10,000 orders milestone in July 2012 thanks to United Airlines order of 100 737 MAX 9s and 50 Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range) aircraft.
  • The 737-900ER has a flight range of 2,870 miles (4,587 km).

Type Rating

Pilots must earn their type rating in the Boeing 737-900ER to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.

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