Первый лайнер Boeing 737-300 (N73700) совершил первый полет в феврале 1984 года. После 14 месяцев испытаний и проверок самолет был передан заказчику, авиакомпании "US Air".
19 февраля 1988г.: совершил полет Boeing 737, Series 400, способный перевозить до 168 пассажиров.
Boeing 737 боролся за рынок с европейским Airbus A320, причем вариант 737-400 стал прямым конкурентом удлиненной версии последнего - A321.
В одном строю самолеты трех модификаций - 737-300/-400/-500. Хорошо видны различия в длине фюзеляжей. Самый большой - Model 737-400 (вверху), внизу - 737-300, ведущим идет самый маленький в семействе - 737-500.
Aer Lingus, one of a growing number of European flag carriers struggling to survive, announced a large number of job losses, withdrawal of seven aircraft from the fleet and implementation of an immediate cut in 25% of its operations only seven days after the US terrorist attacks. It is now working to a survival plan which includes the widespread availability of low fares and maximum reduction of costs in various areas, plus greater asset utilisation through opening of new routes within existing resources and reduced staff numbers. Karl-Heinz Neumeister, secretary-general of the Association of European Airlines, has suggested that one solution may be for the Irish government to allow another EU airline to control Aer Lingus or designate British Airways to fly the carrier’s Dublin to New York route. Seen here is Boeing 737-548 EI-CDG, one of eight in the Irish carrier's fleet, about to touch down at Dublin on May 16, 1998.
Seen arriving at Southend Airport, Essex, on August 5, 2006 after painting in Aeroflot Nord colours at Amsterdam was former SkyEurope Airlines Boeing 737-5Y0 OM-SEA (c/n 25186), with new registration VP-BQI carried underwing but taped over on the fuselage. The aircraft is the first of five being leased by Aeroflot Nord and will undergo pre-delivery work at Southend.
In May 1991, Air Malawi took delivery of this Boeing 737-300 and at the time had a second aircraft on order. In the event, 7Q-YKP remains the only example in service.
На перрон заруливает Boeing 737-500 украинской авиакомпании AirOniks
The Boeing 737-300 TC-GHB of the new Antalya-based charter operator Air Rose arrived at Southend from Istanbul for attention by Heavylift Aircraft Engineering on 12/5/99
Air Tanzania sent their Boeing 737-33A 5H-TCA to Heathrow on 16/10/99 to bring back the body of the late former President Julius Nyerere who died in London on 14/10/99
Leased by Air Transat for the winter is Virgin European’s Boeing 737-400 C-GBIX, also seen at Fort Worth in January 1998.
Air UK Leisure’s first Boeing 737-400, G-UKLA, seen prior to delivery.
С появлением варианта 737 Higher Gross Weight первого поколения и 737-400 (на снимке) фирма "Boeing" вышла с самолетом 737 на рынок среднемагистральных авиалайнеров. Объемы продаж самолетов 737-300/-400/-500 с двигателями CFM56 значительно превзошли продажи самолетов 737-100/-200.
Air UK Leisure began operating its first 737-400 from London Stansted Airport on 27 October 1988, with a series of return flights to Faro, Portugal, on behalf of tour operator Unijet. Leased from GPA, this and two to follow are operating at the intermediate weight of 143,000 lb (64 865 kg).
Наиболее заметным внешним отличием самолетов серии Classic, например этого 737-400, от ранних Model 737 является измененные и немного смещенные гондолы двигателей.
Alaska Airlines' Boeing 737-490 N706AS was unveiled in Seattle, Washington, on November 17, 2006 in this special colour scheme featuring a giant blue genie along the full length of the fuselage and Disney castle on the fin as part of the airline's long-term partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Disneyland Resorts. This is the third Disney-themed aircraft in the fleet, painted by the airline as part of its support for the Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Until recently stored at Melbourne following the demise of Ansett Australia, Boeing 737-3Q8 VH-CZH (c/n 23535) is seen here following its arrival during May 2002 at Lasham, where it will be prepared for delivery to Channel Express. It was officially UK registered as G-CELS on May 17 to the Dart Group pic, Channel Express’ parent company.
Seen landing at Southend Airport, Essex, on August 3, 2006 after arriving from Gander is the second former United Airlines Boeing 737-322 for Arik Air of Nigeria. The aircraft, 5N-MJB (c/n 24360) 'Augustine', was painted in full colours at Barnes Municipal Airport, Dothan, with the Nigerian registration remaining displayed under the wing, but taped over with previous registration N354UA on the fuselage for the ferry flight. The first aircraft, 5N-MJA (c/n 24454, ex N361UA) 'Eddington', has undergone pre-delivery work with ATC Lasham at Southend and currently still remains there awaiting delivery.
Созданная в конце 1980-х годов южнокорейская "Asiana Airlines" выбрала самолеты Boeing 737-300 и -400 для эксплуатации на внутренних и региональных маршрутах малой и средней протяженности.
Первым зарубежным заказчиком Boeing 737-300 стала "Australian Airlines", закупившая 16 самолетов 737-376. По состоянию на 2010 год, было поставлено 1113 самолетов 300-й серии.
Boeing 737-36N 5N-YSM of Azman Air at Palma de Mallorca on January 12, 2014 during a refuelling stop on its delivery flight from Bournemouth Airport, Dorset, to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Nigeria.
Although Balkan usually flew Antonov 24s to Belgrade, Boeing B737-500 LZ-BOA City of Sofia was used to promote the re-opening of the Sofia-Belgrade route (following the 1992-94 ban) on May 26, 1997. B737-500s have gained a reputation as the most reliable Western-made airliner to be used by Balkan.
The European Cup Winners' Cup Final between Lazio and Real Mallorca at Villa Park on 15/5/99 resulted in a host of charters into Birmingham including Boeing 737-4Q8 N242GD, c/n 24234, of the Rome-based Italian airline Blue Panorama
bmi has proved sceptics wrong in being able run a no-frills airline alongside a mainline carrier. Today, bmibaby's all-Boeing 737 fleet operates more than 900 flights a week from four UK bases.
Bolivia's national airline now operates 11 Boeing 737s.
Boeing 737-3U3 CP-2815 (c/n 28738, ex ZK-SJC) undergoing maintenance at Opa Locka Executive Airport in Florida on December 4, 2013. The airliner is due to be delivered to Boliviana de Aviacion. Owned by GECAS, it was previously flown by Air New Zealand before being stored from June 3, 2013, at Christchurch International Airport. Boliviana de Aviacion currently has nine 737-300s and a single -500 in service, plus a Boeing 767-200ER.
In August 1997, Braathens SAFE and KLM combined to extend the alliance already in operation between the Dutch airline and Northwest.
During the summer months the airline operates charter services, ferrying Norwegians to sunnier climes. Boeing 737-405 LN-BRB Inge Bardsson is seen taking-off from Palma in June 1991.
Boeing 737-405 of Braathens SAFE
Boeing 737-505 LN-BRG Oystein Magnusson high over the mountains of Northern Norway. The airline's northernmost route takes it to Svalbard in Spitzbergen.
Braathens annual ‘Sommerflyet’ promotion results in brightly painted Boeing 737s bringing a touch of colour to the airline’s European services. LN-BRJ is a Series 505 and flew in this scheme in 1994.
Every summer, the airline paints one of its aircraft in a Sommerflyet colour scheme. Boeing 737-505 LN-BRJ Magnus Barfot is shown here prior to departure at Fornebu.
The 1,000th anniversary of Trondheim prompted this scheme - also on ’BRJ.
To find out about the airline, just refer to Boeing 737-400 LN-BUF!
G-OAMS, the first Boeing 737-300 for British Airways, was delivered Lasham-Manchester on 9/1/98. The type will progressively replace the 737-200S currently based at Birmingham and Manchester
The former National Jet Italia Boeing 737-408 G-BNNL was ferried from Lasham to Southend as EI-CXH on 9/3/02. After respray it was delivered to the Italian airline Air One on 14/3/02. Another 737-400, EI-CXJ ex G-BUHJ of British Airways, was delivered to Air One ex Gatwick on 23/3/02
Компания "British Airways" долго поддерживала "Boeing", эксплуатируя 737-200, -300, -400 и -500, а также 737-800. В начале 2008 года в парке компании остались всего пять 737-300, включая самолет на фотографии. К 2010 году все они были сняты с эксплуатации.
The last British Airways 737 flight was Turin-Gatwick operated by 737-436 G-DOCX, seen here departing the Italian airport.
British Airways was one of the five founding members of oneworld when the alliance was formed in February 1999. A Boeing 737-400 on approach to Gatwick, one of the airline's two London bases, the other being Heathrow.
Cranfield University's hangar laboratory is connected to a Boeing 737-400 aircraft donated by British Airways
Boeing 737-500 (CFM56 turbofans) (1998)
British Midland have marked their joining of the organisation by taking delivery of several new aircraft painted in Star Alliance livery. By 31/3/00, the ex Color Air Boeing 737-3Q8 G-BYZJ, the A321 G-MIDL and A320s G-MIDW and G-MIDX and had been noted.
The Boeing 737-3Q8 N699PU, ex PK-GWG, the first for British World Airlines, on the approach to Southend after a test flight on 5/3/00. The aircraft, which arrived at the Essex airport for overhaul on 21/10/99, was not officially registered G-OBWZ until 28/3/00. The airline's second 737-300 G-OBWY, ex N202KG/G-DEBZ, arrived at East Midlands on 4/3/00 and was expected to enter service during April
Former Future International Boeing 737-4Q8 EC-INQ (c/n 25169) outside the Sprayavia facility at Norwich following rollout on October 21, 2005 in a special colour scheme as the first jet equipment for Canary Islands-based Binter Canarias. This was Sprayavia’s most complicated job to date, with a complex design of 31 different colours that took 12 days of 24 hour working to complete, twice the normal time for a respray. The design features scenes from each of the seven Canary Islands and took 1,000 man hours to complete.
Color Air axed its Stansted-Oslo service and then, due to financial difficulties, ceased trading on September 27, 1999. Its three Boeing 737s were placed in temporary storage at East Midlands.
"Continental West" была дочерней компанией "Continental Airlines" и приступила к эксплуатации 737-300 летом 1985 года. Позже "Continental West" вошла в состав "Continental Airlines", 65 самолетов Series 300 продолжали эксплуатироваться и в 2000-х годах.
После окончания холодной войны компания "CSA Czech Airlines" вывела из эксплуатации неэкономичные авиалайнеры советского производства. В настоящее время авиакомпания располагает парком самолетов исключительно западного производства, в том числе десятью 737-500 и девятью 737-400 (на фотографии); оба варианта оснащены двигателями CFM56-3C1.
Boeing reached another milestone on February 25, 2000 when the final two production ‘Classic’ 737s were handed-over to CSA Czech Airlines. The two aircraft, 737-45Ss OK-FGR (c/n 28477) and OK-FGS (dn 28478), illustrated, were both ferried to the carrier’s Prague base over the following weekend, becoming CSA’s fifth and sixth Srs 400 and joining ten Srs 500 aircraft also in the fleet. Production of the 737 Classic family, consisting of the Srs 300, 400 and 500, commenced with delivery of the first 737-300s in 1984, followed by the first of the larger -400s in 1988 and the first smaller -500s in 1990. The Renton production line will now concentrate on production of the Next Generation 737-600/700/800/900 series and the Boeing 757.
CSA Czech Airlines Boeing 737-55S OK-DGL (c/n 28472), seen here at Skopje International Airport, Macedonia, on October 3, 2007, is the first of the carrier's aircraft to be painted in its new, modern livery. The styling is intended to finally break away from CSA's previous, outdated Communist-era scheme, to appropriately reflect the airline's modern and customer-orientated philosophy.
Debonair's Boeing 737-3S3 G-DEBZ, ex RP-C4006, was, as a new aircraft, operated by Air Europe as G-BNPB
The Easyjet Switzerland Boeing 737-33V HB-III, which was briefly G-EZYN, has been suitably painted to publicise the airline's battle with Swissair over the right to operate flights between Geneva and Barcelona
Following the announcement of a British Airways-funded low-cost airline, easyJet mounted a publicity campaign to try to stop the rival carrier from taking off
One of the most prominent entrants into the European low-cost market has been easyJet, set up in 1995 by colourful Greek entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou. Initially operating second-hand 737-300s, easyJet ordered a dozen brand-new 737-300s on September 17, 1997, the last of these being delivered on November 9, 1999. After taking delivery of an initial two new 737-700s on lease from GECAS, the airline has also ordered 32 737- 700s direct from the manufacturer, 13 of these having been delivered to date. Seen here is easyJet Switzerland Boeing 737-33V HB-IIK on approach to Barcelona. This offshoot of the parent company emerged following the take-over and renaming of TEA Switzerland in 1998, which proved the most expedient way for Stelios Haji-Ioannou to set up a hub in Geneva.
Estonian Air Boeing 737-500 ES-ABC/Koit at Boeing Field, Seattle, on June 30, 1995 during pre-delivery flight testing. The first of two due for delivery to the airline on lease from ILFC, it left on delivery on July 6.
Flair Airlines 737-4Q8 C-FLHJ is being used by NewLeaf Airlines on low-cost flights across Canada.
Swedish low-cost carrier FlyMe Sweden, which commenced operations in 2004, abruptly cancelled all flights on March 2, 2007, saying that it had insufficient cash to continue operations and will file for bankruptcy as soon as possible. The airline’s six leased Boeing 737-300s were immediately parked at their base and operations have been shut down. Headquartered at Gothenburg and serving four Swedish and 15 European destinations, the airline was never profitable and failed to gain a serious foothold in the cut-throat Swedish market. FlyMe Boeing 737-33A SE-RCP is seen here on December 17, 2006.
Особой популярностью новые модели Boeing 737 пользуются у чартерных авиакомпаний. Компания "Germania" выбрала этот лайнер за его высокую экономичность на маршрутах средней протяженности.
Launched in 1998 as a subsidiary of British Airways, like most of the other successful low-fare operators Go operates a single type in its fleet, in this case the 737-300, used by many similar airlines. The recent purchase of Go by easyJet will make the combined airline larger than Ryanair when the merger is completed and may signify the beginning of a rationalisation in this area of the market. Go’s Boeing 737-3Y0 G-IGOA, seen at Madrid in May 2000, was one of the first aircraft to join the airline, which now operates a fleet of 22 of the type, all on lease.
New Slovakian startup Go2Sky Airline, based at Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport in Bratislava, provides non-scheduled passenger, mail and cargo transport. The new carrier is headed by pilot and investor Daniel Ferjancek, together with two partners. Mr Ferjancek was previously a shareholder in another Slovakian charter carrier, AirExplore, which continues to operate out of Bratislava. The airline and Triton Aviation Ireland signed an operating lease agreement for Boeing 737-4Q8 OM-GTA (c/n 24332) in March 2013, and the airliner was delivered on June 30. It was previously operated by China's Hainan Airlines and underwent a C check and refurbishment before entering service with Go2Sky. It is operated in a single-class configuration for 168 passengers. Until mid-September it will fly out of Bergamo Orio al Serio in Italy on behalf of Mistral Air. It visited Palma de Mallorca on July 7, where it is seen departing back to Bergamo Orio al Serio.
On June 6, 2014 Maltese start-up Hermes Aviation began operations as Flyhermes with this Boeing 737-400. The aircraft (737-4K5 9H-HER, c/n 24901, ex EI-CUA) was delivered on May 27, leased from Aeroco, and was previously flown by Blue Panorama Airlines. It is seen at Palma de Mallorca on a subcharter to Mistral of Italy on its second operational day with Hermes Aviation.
The former Lufthansa Boeing 737-330 D-ABXF was rolled out at Shannon in the livery of the start up carrier Indonesian Airlines on 6/3/02. The aircraft, which departed for Hamburg on 8/3/02 and is due to become PK-IAB, will join a second machine, D-ABXH, which left Shannon for Hamburg in similar livery on 1/3/02
Crew training at Lamaca Airport, Cyprus, in March 1999, Israir Boeing 737-400 4X-ABJ (29079) has been leased from the Pembroke Group.
Турецкая "Istanbul Airlines" использует 737-400 для чартерных перевозок. Самолет в одноклассной компоновке способен принять на борт 168 человек. Авиаперевозчик заказал двенадцать 189-местных 737-800 с поставкой в 2001-2003 годах, но разорился в 2000 году, так и не получив ни одного лайнера.
JAT adopted a smart new livery to coincide with the recent relaunch of their international services made possible by the lifting of UN sanctions. The Boeing 737-3H9 YU-ANK was used on the airline's Belgrade-Heathrow service on 4/2/95
A Boeing 737-300 of low-cost carrier Jet 2 lifts off from one of Manchester's two runways. Until fairly recently, Manchester Airport had few low-cost carriers in its portfolio of operators, but in recent times the situation has changed significantly with the aforementioned airline, bmibaby and flybe all setting up bases.
Central African Republic carrier Karinou Airlines plans to add a Boeing 737-300 to join its sole 737-2H4(A) (TL-AEG, c/n 23109, ex OD-AMB). The new aircraft (737-36N N11AQ, c/n 28650, ex PR-WJU) was parked at Miami International Airport in Florida in early December 2013. It will become TL-ASM upon delivery.
Boeing 737-300 operated by the Netherlands airline KLM (1999)
A special scheme was applied to 737-436 ZS-OTF (c/n 25305) to coincide with the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The ‘Camoplane’ livery on ZS-OAF (c/n 25116) is one of the most distinctive applied to any 737.
A member of the Air France Group, L’Aeropostale, operates a fleet of five cargo aircraft comprising two B737 QCs (including F-GIXK illustrated here) and three A300B4s.
Самолет Boeing 737-500 имел почти такую же длину, как и вариант 737-200, и был предназначен для эксплуатации в варианте с малой вместимостью и увеличенной дальностью полета. Поставлено 389 таких лайнеров.
"Lithuanian Airlines" стала одной из авиакомпаний стран бывшего СССР, закупивших авиалайнеры западного производства. Авиакомпания эксплуатирует самолеты 737-500 (на фотографии), 737-300 и устаревшие 737-200. Boeing 737-500 совершает рейсы на европейских линиях в одноклассной компоновке с максимальной вместимостью в 104 кресла.
LOT has long wanted to replace its three ageing Boeing 737-400s, including SP-LLE (c/n 27914). The airline needs Airbus A320 or 737-sized aircraft to transfer passengers between key markets and its Warsaw hub.
LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 737-45D SP-LLC on approach to London/Heathrow in May 2000. Over the last ten years, airlines in Eastern Europe have seen some of the most radical fleet changes of any carriers, disposing of elderly Soviet-built types in favour of modern Western-built aircraft. LOT is a typical example - although the decision was made in 1986 to acquire new Tu-154Ms, whilst withdrawing the Il-18s and Tu-134s then in service, LOT decided to acquire new US-built aircraft the following year. On November 4, 1988, the airline ordered two 767-200ERS and one 767-300ERs, marking the first order for US-built airliners from a Central or Eastern European country. Since then the fleet has built up to include two 767-200ERs, three 767-300ERs, ten 737-500s, two 737-300s, seven 737-400s and 14 ERJ-145s, together with five ATR 42-300s and eight ATR 72-200s with subsidiary EuroLOT.
Boeing 737-400 обладает самой большой пассажировместимостью среди всех модификаций Boeing 737. Сейчас польская компания LOT имеет три таких авиалайнера, раньше их в компании было семь. LOT также эксплуатирует шесть 737-500.
Lufthansa painted up a number of aircraft with footballs on their noses to celebrate the World Cup. One such was Boeing 737-530, D-ABIT, which is pictured at Munich with the German national football team arriving for the opening game on June 9, 2006 against Costa Rica.
Парк компании "Luxair" состоял из четырех 737-5C9, названных в честь знаменитых замков Люксембурга. К 2008 году в эксплуатации остался только один такой самолет. 737-5C9 позволил авиакомпании выполнять полеты на маршрутах, недоступных для модификации 737-400 без промежуточной дозаправки.
Following deregulation in Greece, a number of new operators have appeared. This view, taken at Athens, show Boeing 737s of Macedonian
Парк компании "Malaysia Airlines" включает 36 лайнеров 737-400, в 2010 году она эксплуатировала также три из 35 заказанных 737-800.
Компания "New York Air" стала одним из первых эксплуатантов самолетов 737 второго поколения, взяв в 1985 году в лизинг несколько 737-300. В феврале 1987 году авиакомпанию поглотил более крупный авиаперевозчик "Continental Airlines".
In 2006 Norwegian carried 5.1 million passengers using 22 aircraft on 87 routes. It intends to continue to grow its network and will add 53 Boeing 737s to its fleet over the next few years.
Norwegian has painted prominent national figures on the tails of several aircraft in its fleet. One of them features the actress and figure skater Sonja Henie who won three Olympic Gold Medals, was World Champion ten times and European Champion six times. She died in October 1969.
De-icing of a Norwegian Boeing 737-300 at Oslo International Airport.
Seen departing from Terminal 2 at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Sweden, on October 20, 2007 is Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-33A LN-KKS (c/n 24094), newly painted in a special UNICEF scheme. The artwork was designed by a 12 year old girl, Katarina Thraning, who was one of 4,000 entrants to come up with a scheme in a competition, and was unveiled following the announcement on October 17 by Norwegian of a three-year deal to assist in raising funds for the children's charity.
Some of the airline's aircraft also act as 'flying billboards', such as Boeing 737-3J5, LN-KKY, which is used to advertise Acta, an independent financial adviser in the Nordic savings market.
Orion Airways look delivery of its first 737-300 at the end of January 1985 and has five on order. Promoted by Orion as the 737SQ (for Super Quiet), they are operated in 144-seat one-class configuration.
Boeing 737-400-equipped Off We Go started flights in December 2020
Компания "Piedmont Airlines" из Уинстона-Салема (США) получила свой первый 737-400 в сентябре 1988 года. Самолеты компании имели салон на 146 мест.
Piedmont Airlines became the first operator to take delivery of the 737-400, on 15 September 1988, and flew the first revenue service on 1 October. Following the practice of its parent company US Air, Piedmont now has its aircraft in a polished natural metal finish.
Decision speeds for take-off are calculated from a knowledge of the aircraft weight, weather conditions, runway height and condition, and surrounding obstacles. For example, water on the runway would increase this Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737's take-off distance.
Boeing 737-329 OO-SDX is one of six Srs 300s delivered between 1987 and 1989. The 737 is the mainstay of the medium-haul fleet, also currently including 13 Srs 200s, three Srs 400s and six Srs 500s.
New low-cost Saudi Arabian carrier Sama Airlines was scheduled to commence domestic services on March 18, 2007. The airline's third aircraft, Boeing 737-33A HZ-DRW (c/n 25138, ex PK-GGS of Garuda), is seen here on March 6 at Southend Airport. Essex, shortly after roll-out from the Air Livery paint shop after respray into Sama colours. The aircraft left Southend on March 7 on its delivery flight to Damman International Airport, Saudi Arabia, one of the longest direct flights ever undertaken from Southend. The airline has already taken delivery of 737-3M8 HZ-BBK (c/n 25016, ex ZK-FDM/Airwork NZ) and 737-3Y0 HZ-DMO
Originally operated by Maersk Air as OY-MME, 737-3L9 9V-TRC was bought by SilkAir in October 1991. As with all the 737-300 fleet, it is configured for business and tourist class passengers.
Российский бюджетный перевозчик "SkyExpress" начал эксплуатацию 737 Classic в январе 2007 года, парк авиакомпании насчитывает два 737-300 и шесть 737-500 (на фотографии - 737-500).
Small Planet Airlines, based at Vilnius, Lithuania, has been chartered by a number of European tour operators to provide ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) flights for the summer season. Here one of its two Boeing 737-382s (LY-FLH, c/n 25161) taxies at Manchester, from where Small Planet is flying services to Greek destinations on behalf of Olympic Holidays.
Today, with 737-300s (shown) and -400s, the company shows a steadily expanding performance.
Парк самолетов "Sobelair", дочерней чартерной авиакомпании бельгийской "SABENA", включает три 737-300 (на фотографии) и три 737-400. Самолеты использовались в 1990-х годах для перевозки в выходные дни на курорты Средиземноморья. Подобно большинству чартерных авиакомпаний, "Sobelair" эксплуатирует самолеты с одноклассной компоновкой, с максимальной пассажировместимостью.
Boeing 737-505 HA-SHA, named Almos Vezer (c/n 24648, ex VP-CAJ), is the first airliner for Solyom Hungarian Airlines. The aircraft arrived at Budapest Airport in Hungary on August 18, 2013 on lease from European Skybus. Five additional 737-500s are due from the same source under the terms of an agreement signed in London on July 16.
7 декабря 1984г.: выполнил первый коммерческий рейс Boeing 737-300 авиакомпании "Southwest Airlines", имевший около 70% общих узлов с 737-200.
Southwest Airlines was one of the two launch customers for the 737-300 and has to date ordered 31 with 14 more on option. It was the first to put the type into revenue service, on 7 December 1984.
A 737-500 taking off from Las Vegas, with the Luxor Hotel and casino behind.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-3T5 N748MA seen on approach to Las Vegas/McCarran International on October 10, 1994 still retaining its former Morris Air colours and registration although it is due to become N696SW in due course. Although Morris Air was acquired by Southwest on December 31, 1993, several aircraft continue to fly in Morris Air colours at present although all are being progressively repainted.
Departing Shannon Airport in Ireland on September 2, 2013 was Boeing 737-448 N151LF (c/n 25736, ex UR-WM) on its delivery flight to Tajik Air, on lease from the International Lease and Finance Company. The airliner flew from Phoenix Goodyear in Arizona, to Denver, Colorado, and then on to St John's in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, before arriving at Shannon. It left Ireland for Sofia in Bulgaria. The aircraft is no stranger to Ireland, having previously been operated by Aer Lingus as EI-BXK. Once in Tajikistan it was due to become EY-753. Tajik Air currently operates two Boeing 737-300s and one -400, as well as two Boeing 757-200s.
On April 1, 1999, TEA became EasyJet Switzerland and, in recognition of this, Boeing 737-300 HB-IIH carried farewell markings
Former Lithuanian Airlines Boeing 737-5Q8 LY-AZX (c/n 28052) departs Southend Airport, Essex, on September 9, 2006 on delivery via Vilnius, Lithuania, to Moscow-Domodedovo-based Russian carrier Transaero, with which it will become EI-DTX. The aircraft had arrived at Southend on September 4 for painting by Air Livery.rdoc
Boeing 737-400 of Czech Republic operator Travel Service taxying at Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1999)
Newly acquired former dba Boeing 737-3L9 D-AGEJ seen on January 23, 2007 after being repainted in the new TUIfly.com yellow colour scheme, together with special tail and rear fuselage markings to promote Leipzig-Halle Airport and two famous German composers. The port side of the fin features 'Leipzig' titles and a picture of Bach, whilst the starboard side has 'Halle' titles and a picture of Handel. The aircraft entered TUIfly service on February 17. TUI Group had announced on January 15 that two of its airlines, Hapagfly and HLX (Hapag-Lloyd Express), would operate under the unified TUIfly.com brand, headquartered at Hanover, from April 2007 with all 56 aircraft of the two airlines being progressively repainted in the new colours over a period of 12-20 months.
United began taking delivery of the new, smaller Boeing 737-500 in 1991-92 and N922UA is one of the batch and is seen at Chicago O’Hare.
April 1992 and Boeing pose four different aircraft awaiting delivery to UAL. Clockwise from the left: 737-500, 747-400, 767-300ER and a 757-200.
A stylised ‘U’ identifies all United Airlines aircraft, this view showing the tails of a Boeing 757 (foreground), 727 and 737 parked on the ramp at Chicago O’Hare.
Some airlines offer more leg room to passengers paying the full economy fare but those who seek bargain fares must expect minimum standards. United Airlines has been promoting its 'five extra inches' for an economy fare, while other carriers opt to offer something between the spacious (but expensive) business class and 'back packer' cheaper seats at the rear of the cabin.
Still a major Boeing 737 operator. United has over 64 -300s in service such as the one pictured. Together with 30 -500s, these aircraft are used extensively on United's domestic routes and on its services between the US and Canada.
Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington stands in the shadow of the White House, the Pentagon and other Washington landmarks. It is still operating well below the permitted level of about 800 flights serving 69 cities, because of reduced demand.
The end of 2015 saw the parking area fill up with the arrival of around 20 aircraft at Teruel belonging to the defunct Russian airline Transaero.
Sharing launch honours with Southwest, US Air has ordered 30 737-300s with 10 more on option, and inaugurated revenue service on 18 December 1985.
Aircraft representing the bulk of USAir's current fleet, Boeing 737-300 N351AU
Бразильская компания VARIG (до поглощения в октябре 2008 года компанией GOL) располагала 11 самолетами 737-300. Экономичный и надежный 737 второго поколения постепенно уступает место 737-800 NG.
Second airline to be franchised with Virgin was South East European Airlines, which began Athens to Gatwick schedules in March 1993 with leased Boeing 737-4Y0 G-UKLB.
Virgin Express Boeing 737-400 OO-VEK in a hybrid colour scheme at Manchester on May 8, 1999.
Югославская государственная компания "Jugoslovenski Aerotransport" (JAT) также вошла в число первых эксплуатантов самолетов 737 второго поколения. Авиакомпания использовала самолеты 737-300 и 737-200 (Advanced) в одноклассной компоновке на 137 кресел.
Boeing 737-4B3 N980ST (c/n 24750, ex CN-RPA) conducted a return flight from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, on March 14, 2013. Pemco World Air Services has modified the aircraft to a mixed freight and passenger configuration for the National Nuclear Security Administration. Three were sought to replace a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-33RC (N45NA, c/n 47410, ex BuNo 162753) to support the administration in its role of responding to incidents involving nuclear material, although only two are understood to have been delivered.
McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain Ils and DC-9-33s are steadily being replaced by Boeing C-40A Clippers. Nine of these military versions of the Boeing 737 are in service with the US Navy, and a further eight are planned. This aircraft belongs to VR-59 Lone Star Express, based at NAS Fort Worth JRB in Texas.
Making a rare visit to Toronto/Pearson International Airport, Canada, on September 22, 2006 was Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Boeing 737-33A B-4018 (c/n 25502), which arrived from Winnipeg. The aircraft is operated by the 34th Division at Beijing-Shahezhen and is one of seven 737-300s and two 737-700s operated by the PLAAF in government colours and without titles. An eighth Series 300 aircraft, 737-3Q8 B-4052 (c/n 24701), is operated in an all-grey colour scheme, fitted with various radomes and aerials, and is believed to be used as an airborne command post. The PLAAF are reported to be ultimately planning to operate a total of 16 of the type.
Brussels Airlines no longer operates Boeing 737s in Europe, but 737-400 OO-LTM (c/n 25070), with winglets, is operated by its Korongo Airlines subsidiary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Boeing 737-3H4(WL) N617SW (c/n 27700) is one of six former Southwest Airlines 737s that have been bought by the Coulson Group, reportedly for conversion into aerial firefighting tankers - which would be a new role for the 737-300.
After experiencing difficulties in securing additional C-130s to increase its fleet of large air tankers, Coulson Aviation saw an opportunity when Southwest Airlines was forced to retire its Boeing 737-3H4 aircraft. Tanker 138, the former N608SW (c/n 27928), is now in the process of receiving its 4,000-gallon internal tank to become the second 737 in Coulson's fleet. Currently Tanker 137 is conducting its final drop tests in preparation to begin operations this upcoming fire season.
Alaska Airlines first Boeing 737-490F Freighter, N709AS (c/n 28896), entered service on June 28 and is the first of five 737-400Fs destined to enter service with the airline by the end of 2007, replacing seven smaller 737-200Fs. Conversion work was undertaken by Pemco World Air Services at Dothan, Alabama, and the aircraft was the first 737-400 passenger-to-freighter conversion ever undertaken worldwide.
Between them, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have the most extensive cargo operation of any passenger airline on the US West Coast. This Boeing 737-400 is one of five converted to all-cargo or combi configuration to replace 737-200s.
Boeing 737-4Y0SF болгарской авиакомпании Cargo Air. Аэропорт Борисполь
Icelandair’s Boeing 737-3S3QC TF-FIE was used on a nightly Liege - Liverpool - Edinburgh - Stansted - Liege cargo service for TNT from 12/10/99 until 19/10/99
SAA Cargo is a subsidiary of the mainline carrier and operates four Boeing 737 Freighters. One of the 737-300s is shown flying over Cape Town.
Some of the earliest air cargo was mail, and the speed with which aircraft can traverse great distances means that aviation continues to play an important role in this area. In the UK, the Royal Mail contracts a large number of aircraft from numerous operators, such as this Titan Airways' Boeing 737-300, painted in the customer's livery.
TNT Airways' Boeing 737-4Q8 OE-IAE (c/n 25105, ex-N772AS), pictured at the cargo carrier's Liege, Belgium base, is the first to sport the airline’s revised livery. The cargo carrier flies 35 aircraft (14 BAe 146s/Avro RJs, 13 737s, four 747s, one 757 and three 777Fs).
TNT эксплуатирует парк из 46 самолетов, от больших 777 и 747-400 Freighter (для линий большой протяженности) до небольших 737-300/-400 и BAe 146. В мае 2011 года компания сформировала два отдельных подразделения - «TNT Express» и «TNT Post». На снимке: 777F и два 737-400 на стоянке основной базы TNT в бельгийском Льеже.
Компании DHL и TNT стали первыми компаниями, занявшимися срочными доставками различных грузов по воздуху. Необходимость срочной доставки посылок означает, что компания должна работать круглосуточно. На снимке - один из самолетов Boeing 737 Classic компании TNT во время ночной погрузки.
Former TNT Boeing 737-3T0(F) OO-TNA (c/n 23569, ex N13331) at Maastricht Aachen in the Netherlands on June 30, 2013 during its delivery flight to West Atlantic at Coventry, Warwickshire. The British registration G-JMCO has been reserved for the freighter, which joins two others already in service with the carrier.
23 января 2007г.: в Мохаве, Калифорния, совершил первый полет Boeing 737-300 Co-operative Avionics Testbed (N35LX), или "CATBird", предназначенный для отработки оборудования истребителя F-35 JSF. Самолет получил полный комплект бортовой электроники JSF, включая оборудование кабины пилота F-35, а также 20 мест для испытателей.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co's Boeing 737-330 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Co-operative Avionics Testbed (CAT) N35LX (c/n 23528), dubbed the 'CAT-bird', arrives at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth, Texas, facility, on March 2, 2007 from Mojave, California, where it had undertaken its maiden flight on January 23.
Lockheed Martin's Boeing 737 CATBird F-35 mission systems testbed undertakes one of its final check flights on December 7, 2007 before commencing F-35 testing.
Most of the exchange engines CFM has in its current pool are older CFM56-3 variants as now-vintage Boeing 737-300s, 737-400S and 737-500S have been retired.
This aerial view shows the eastern part of Auckland Airport and the pleasant surrounding area. At the extreme bottom right of the picture is the Ansett New Zealand terminal, and immediately to the left of it is the Air New Zealand one, with a 737 parked on the apron. In the upper left of the picture is the Air New Zealand maintenance complex with a 747 visible on the ramp.