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Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is a popular commercial passenger aircraft continuously manufactured by the Boeing Corporation since 1967. More 737s have been sold than any other commercial airliner. All models have two engines, one on each wing, but many variants exist, designated by suffixes:

British Airways Boeing 737-400.

Some versions in different 'generations' correspond to each other in size. These are:

The -100 and -200 series are identifiable by their tubular engines which project both fore and aft of the wing, and by the smoothly curving upsweep of the tail fin. Later series (starting with the 737-300) have barrel-shaped engines with flattened undersides and a noticeable "kink" at the base of the tail.

The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) took its maiden flight April 9, 1967.

General characteristics

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