Boeing 737-300

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The Boeing 737-300 is a second-generation and is the first of the three members (standard -300, stretched -400 and shortened -500) with CFM International CFM56 engines (jointly developed by General Electric and SNECMA). Despite the all new engines and the 2,64 meter fuselage stretch, the 737-300 retains 80% airframe spares commonality and shares the same ground handling equipment with the 737-200. The 737-300, -400 and -500 have an early generation EFIS flight deck (with four color CRT screens). All three second generation 737 models share extensive systems and structure commonality, and a common aircrew type rating.

Developing nation: United States of America
Manufacturer/designer: Boeing Commercial Airplane Company.
Production line: closed December 1999.
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 737-300 with CFM56-3B-1 engine.
Cockpit crew: two pilots.
Passengers single class: 134 – 149.
Passengers two class: –     8 first class.
– 120 economy class.
Cabin length: 22,12 m.
Cabin diameter: 3,54 m.
Cabin height: 2,15 m.
Cargo volume: – under floor 30,2 m³.
Wing span: 28,88 m.
Wing area: 105,4 m².
Wing sweep: 25 degrees.
Fuselage length: 32,18 m.
Fuselage diameter: 3,76 m.
Height: 11,11 m.
Horizontal tail unit: 12,70 m.
Wheelbase: 12,45 m.
Track: 5,23 m.
Engines: – two CFM International CFM56-3-B1 each rated 89.41 kN.
Weight: – empty: 31.500 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 48.300 Kg.
– fuel: 20.100 liters.
– max. payload: 16.150 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 61.250 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 51.700 Kg.
Cruise speed: 908 km/h.
Max. speed: 943 km/h.
Service ceiling: 6.890 m.
Range: 6.300 km.
Boeing 737-300 with CFM56-3B2 engine.*
Cargo volume: – under floor 22,4 m³ with 3.785 liter auxiliary tank in aft cargo compartment.
Engines: – two CFM International CFM56-3B-2 each rated 98.30 kN.
Weight: – empty: 32.900 Kg.
– max. zero-fuel weight: 48.300 Kg.
– fuel: 23.830 liters.
– max. payload: 15.400 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 63.300 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 52.250 Kg.

* Generally similar to the Boeing 737-300 with CFM56-3B1 engine except in the following particulars.

15 Boeing 737-300 written-off by accidents:

11-05-1990 EI-BZG Boeing 737-3Y0 Philippine Airlines    Manila-Ninoy Aquino IAP, Philippines    8 fatalities / 119 on board.
01-02-1991 N288US Boeing 737-3B7 USAir    Los Angeles IAP, CA USA    22 fatalities / 89 on board.
24-11-1992 B-2523 Boeing 737-3Y0 China Southern Airlines    20 km from Guilin, China    141 fatalities / 141 on board.
30-03-1993 33-333 Boeing 737-3Z6 Royal Thai Air Force    Muang Khon Kaen, Thailand    6 fatalities / 6 on board.
20-07-1994 B-2540 Boeing 737-3W0 Yunnan Provincial Airlines    Kunming Airport, China    0 fatalities / 148 on board.
08-09-1994 N513AU Boeing 737-3B7 USAir    near Aliquippa, PA USA    132 fatalities / 132 on board.
08-05-1997 B-2925 Boeing 737-31B China Southern Airlines    Shenzhen Airport, China    35 fatalities / 74 on board.
19-12-1997 9V-TRF Boeing 737-36N Silkair    56 km N of Palembang, Indonesia    104 fatalities / 104 on board.
09-06-1999 B-2525 Boeing 737-3Y0 Shantou Airlines    Zhanjiang Airport, China    0 fatalities / 90 on board.
05-03-2000 N668SW Boeing 737-3T5 Southwest Airlines    Burbank Airport, CA USA    0 fatalities / 142 on board.
16-01-2002 PK-GWA Boeing 737-3Q8 Garuda Indonesia Airways    22,5 km W of Yokyakarta, Indonesia    1 fatality / 60 on board.
19-12-2003 TR-LFZ Boeing 737-3Y0 Air Gabon    Libreville Airport, Gabon    0 fatalities / 118 on board.
03-01-2004 SU-ZCF Boeing 737-3Q8 Flash Airlines    15 km S off Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt   148 fatalities / 148 on board.
14-08-2005 5B-DBY Boeing 737-31S Helios Airways   crashed 30 km NE of the IAP of Athena Greece, after a un-controlled flight from Cyprus.   121 fatalities / 121 on board.
21-02-2007 PK-KKV Boeing 737-33A Adam Air, landed hard on the runway of Surabaya-Juanda Airport Indonesia,  0 fatalities / 148 on board.

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