Boeing 737-100

Boeing 737 prototype N73700.            (photo: Boeing)
Boeing 737 prototype N73700. (photo: Boeing)
The Boeing 737-100 is the standard short-body version of the “classic” 737 family. Lufthansa is the first foreign airline to launch a new Boeing plane. Lufthansa was the only customer to purchase the 737-100 from new and only 30 aircraft were ever produced. The short and stubby appearance of the first 737-100 earned it the nickname among Boeing engineers as “FLUF”, being an acronym for “Fat Little Ugly Fella” (or whatever), although the industry affectionately called it the “Baby Boeing”.
Developing nation: United States of America
Manufacturer/designer:  Boeing Commercial Airplane Company.
Production line: closed July 1973.
Type aircraft: Short to medium range airliner.
First flight: – 737-100 April 9, 1967, N73700.
– 737-200 August 8, 1967, N9001U.
– 737-200C September 18, 1968.
– 737-200Adv April 15, 1971.
– 737-300 February 24, 1984, N350AU.
– 737-400 February 19, 1988, N73700.
– 737-500 June 30, 1989, N73700.
– 737-600 January 22, 1998, N7376.
– 737-700 February 9, 1997, N737X.
– 737-800 July 31, 1997, N737BX.
– 737-900 September 2000, N737X.
First delivery: – 737-100 December 28, 1967 to Lufthansa.
– 737-200 December 29, 1967 to United Airlines.
– 737-200C October 30, 1968 to Wien Consolidated.
– 737-200Adv May 20, 1971 to All Nippon Airways.
– 737-300 November 28, 1984 to USAir.
– 737-400 September 15, 1988 to Piedmont.
– 737-500 February 28, 1990 to Southwest.
– 737-600 August, 1998 to SAS.
– 737-700 December 17, 1997 to Southwest.
– 737-800 April 22, 1998 to Hapag Lloyd.
– 737-900 May 16, 2001 to Alaska Airlines.
Last delivery: – 737-100 July 26, 1973 to NASA.
– 737-200 April 5, 71 to Indian Airlines.
– 737-200C July 5, 1985 to Markair.
– 737-200Adv August 8, 1988 to Xiamen Airlines.
– 737-300 December 17, 1999 to Air New Zealand.
– 737-400 February 25, 2000 to CSA Czech Airlines.
– 737-500 July 26, 1999 to Air Nippon.
  Boeing 737-100
Cockpit crew: two pilots.
Passengers single class: 99 – 124.
Passengers two class: – 12 first class.
– 73 economy class.
Cabin diameter: 3,56 m.
Cabin height: 2,19 m.
Cargo volume: – under floor 18,4 m³.
   
Wing span: 28,35 m.
Wing area: 91,05 m².
Wing sweep: 25 degrees.
Fuselage length: 28,65 m.
Fuselage diameter: 3,76 m.
Height: 11,28 m.
Horizontal tail unit: 10,97 m.
Wheelbase: 10,46 m.
Track: 5,23 m.
Engines: – two Pratt & Whitney  JT8D-7 series each rated 84.52 kN.
Weight: – empty: 28.120 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight:40.820 Kg.
– usable fuel: 17.860 liters.
– max. payload: 12.700 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 49.190 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 44.900 Kg.
Cruise speed: 927 km/h.
Max. speed: 943 km/h.
Service ceiling: 6.890 m.
Range: 3.440 km.

                        

 Boeing 737-100 production:

built 30, active 1, stored 3, scrapped 25 and written-off 1 at March 2005.

Boeing 737 built of each type:
–     30 Boeing 737-100
– 1095 Boeing 737-200
–     19 Boeing T-43A
– 1113 Boeing 737-300
–   486 Boeing 737-400
–   389 Boeing 737-500
–     57 Boeing 737-600
–   704 Boeing 737-700
–   855 Boeing 737-800
–     46 Boeing 737-900

 

1 Boeing 737-100 written-off by accidents:

  • 19nov1993    HP873CMP    Boeing 737-112 COPA Panama    run from runway during landing at Panama City-Tocumen International Airport, Panama. The nosegear had collapsed. Weather was bad with low clouds, turbulence and rain.     0 fatalities / 92 on board.
Boeing 737-100 first operators:
Lufthansa. – 22 737-100
Malaysia-Singapore. – 5 737-100
Avianca. – 2 737-100

                                                        Summary April 2005.

Boeing 737-100 military operators:
NASA.  – 1 737-100

                                                                       Summary April 2005.

 

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