The Boeing 737 series is by far the one of the best-selling airplanes in the sky. Today, that number was re-enforced as Boeing delivered the 8000th series aircraft.
The Boeing 737 has been through multiple iterations, from the initial 737-100, the 737-200, to the introduction of the 737 “Classic” series featuring the 737-300, -400 and -500 (featuring differing lengths and capacities), to the current 737 Next Generation series (featuring the short -600, the -700, the -800, -900 and -900ER), as well as being used for various military platforms.
The 8000th Boeing 737 delivered is a 737-900ER, and its owner will be United Airlines.
The 8000th 737 in United Airlines livery – Image The Boeing Company
The plane is specially marked for the occasion with a logo on the side of the plane door:
Special logo showing the 8000th plane – Image, The Boeing Company.
United and Continental have operated variants of the Boeing 737 fleet in the past, with the airline currently operating a mixture of the Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft (the 737-700, 737-800, 737-900 and 737-900ER) – making up 264 of the airlines fleet.
These will be configured as two class aircraft, containing First Class and Coach, with an Economy Plus section aboard the plane.
For passengers, new aircraft are always welcome… and for the 737 programme – it’s another step forward as it marches on to the 737 MAX series of aircraft…
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