Aviation 101 Boeing 737
The Boeing 737 series is the best-selling jet airliner in history. The original 737-100 version which was able to carry 85 passengers, has over the years been improved and lengthened to the current -800 and -900 models that can carry 177 passengers or more and are 44 feet longer than the -100.
Design work on the 737 began in 1964 and was intended to provide a companion to the 727 for short distance and low volume routes. The initial 737-100 made its first flight in Apr. 1967 and entered commercial service in Feb. 1968 with Lufthansa. Subsequent upgraded models have been introduced over the years with the -700 and -800 versions making their debuts in 1997. In 2001 Boeing announced the latest additions to the 737 family: the 737 MAX to begin deliveries in 2017.
The 737 has been in continuous production by Boeing since 1967 and as of July 2015, a total of 8636 have been delivered with another 4264 on order. The 737 is operated by more than 500 airlines and comprises more than 25% of the worldwide fleet of large commercial jet airliners.
To learn more about the Boeing 737 family, please check out this link:
A comparison of nine of the 737 passenger models.
LAB Boeing 737 Aircraft Fleet -- Detailed Histories and Photos of Two Aircraft
Sao Paulo GRU 18 Jul 1998 - photo: Bruno Orofino - jetphotos.net
737-3A1 c/n 28389 l/n 2836 History:
Boeing Co. First flight: 7 Dec 1996
LAB CP-2313 20 Dec 1996 - named "Paititi"
CSDS - Aircraft Sales and Leasing N730CS 14 Feb 2008
Lorena Air -Indonesia PK-LSE 18 Apr 2008
CSDS N730CS 11 Apr 2009
-stored at Subang SZB Malaysia
Note: There appears to be much confusion about this aircraft called "Paititi"; it's movement to Malaysia, leasing to Lorena Air by CSDS, supposedly false registration, which precluded it's being used by Lorena Air, and the reason for it's remaining in Malaysia. I will be curious to see how all of this plays out. As of 2014, "Paititi" was still stored in Subang Malaysia.
New information from Dean:
|N730CS is now in downtown Kuala Lumpur as a prop for the Dining in the Sky restaurant. Photo below:|
Porto Alegre Brazil 20 Nov 2004 - photo: Marcelo Magalhaes - jetphotos.net
Sao Paulo Apr 2008 - N730CS departing for Malaysia -photo: Los Tiempos
New information from Dean:
|N730CS is now in downtown Kuala Lumpur as a prop for the Dining in the Sky restaurant. Photo: Feb 2018|
Sao Paulo GRU 30 Dec 2004 - photo: Renato Viani-jetphotos.net
737-382 c/n 24366 l/n 1699
Boeing Co. First flight: 24 Mar 1989
TAP Air Portugal CS-TIC 6 Apr 1989
-Transportes Aereos Portugueses - aircraft named "Algarve" Pegasus Aviation Inc. N934PG 27 Apr 1999
TAESA - " 2 Jun 1999 -Transportes Aereos Ejecutivos - Mexico - leased from Pegasus
LAB CP-2391 6 Aug 2000
-leased from Pegasus - named "Tunari"
VARIG PP-VTW 2005
- Viacao Aerea Rio-Grandense - leased from Pegasus
VARIG - VRG Linhas Aereas " 26 Mar 2007
GOL Transportes Aereos " 19 Oct 2008
- Sao Paulo, Brazil - wfu Oct 2009
Pegasus Aviation Inc. N934PG 1 Apr 2010
AeroSur CP-2640 27 Apr 2010
- named "El Potro" - wfu 12 Mar 2012
Boliviana de Aviación " 26 Feb 2013
- leased from ILFC -International Lease Finance Corp.
- operational (as of 15 Mar 2015)
Madrid 18 Apr 1997 - photo: Javier Rodriguez-Iberian Spotters-jetphots.net
Mexico City Aug 1999 - photo: Augusto Gomez Rojas-planespotters.net
Sao Paulo CGH 10 Nov 2006 - photo: Edney R Ribeiro-planespotters.net
Sao Paulo GRU 3 Sep 2011 - photo:Alex Sandro Barbosa-planespotters.net
Buenos Aires EZE 5 May 2013 - photo: Andres Aliotta-planespotters.net
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