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Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is a popular aircraft continuously manufactured by the Boeing Corporation since the 1960s. More 737s have been sold than any other commercial airliner. Several variants exist, designated by suffixes: the 737-100, -200, -300, -400, and -500 (all of the "original" manufacturing line), and those of the Next Generation 737 series (first marketed and sold in the 1990s): the -600, -700, -800, and -900.

British Airways Boeing 737-400

Larger version

General Characteristics

  • Cruise speed: 850 km/h (530 mph)
  • Propulsion: Two General Electric CFM56-7 High Bypass Ratio turbofan engines, rated at 26,500 pounds thrust each
  • Wingspan: 34.31 metres (112 feet 7 inches)
  • Capacity 85 to 189 passengers

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