Boeing 737-700

Boeing 737-7H4 N745SW Southwest Airlines
Boeing 737-7H4 N745SW Southwest Airlines

The 737-600 and -700 are the smaller members of Boeing’s successful Next Generation 737-600/700/800/900 family.

The 737’s new wing has greater chord, span and wing area, while the tail surfaces are also larger. The 2,4 meter high winglets first developed for the Boeing Business Jet development are now offered as an option on the 737-700. Among the many changes, the Next Generation 737s feature more efficient CFM56-7B turbofans. The CFM56-7 combines the core of the CFM56-5 with the CFM56-3’s low pressure compressor and a 1,55 m fan. And the 777 style EFIS flight deck with six flat panel LCDs which can present information as on the 777 or as on the 737-300/400/500 series, the latter allowing a common pilot type rating for the two 737 families. A HUD is optional.

Boeing Business Jet

Boeing 737 BBJ – This 737-700 model airplane is equipped with a 737-800 landing gear configuration. This model is also equipped with auxiliary fuel tanks in the cargo compartment for additional range capability. Main cabin interiors to customer preference. Typical configuration includes a crew rest area, forward lounge, private suite with double bed and private bathroom facilities including shower, 12 first class sleeper seats at four abreast and 152 cm pitch, and rear galley and bathroom facilities. Alternatively rear cabin can seat 24 passengers at two abreast and feature a conference area or exercise gym, or up to 63 passengers at six abreast.

Boeing 737-75T(BBJ) N737WH Miami Dolphins
Boeing 737-75T(BBJ) N737WH Miami Dolphins

Boeing C-40A Clipper

The BBJ’s airframe also forms the basis for the convertible passenger/freighter variant of the 700, the 737-700QC, which has been ordered by the US Navy as the C-40A Clipper (to replace the DC-9 based C-9B). The C-40 first flew on April 17, 2000. The naval aircraft can be converted to carry 121 passengers, or 3 pallets of cargo plus 70 passengers, or 8 pallets of cargo only. The 737-700C variant features a 3,35 x 2,13 m cargo door on the right side of the aircraft and cargo handling systems in the cabin and a strengthened floor. These aircraft are currently (2002) based at Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Texas (VR-59) and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (VR-58).

 Project Wedge tail

The AEW&C system combines the new high-performance Boeing 737-700 increased gross weight (IGW) aircraft with the Northrop Grumman Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar. Included in the platform are an advanced identification friend or foe (IFF) system; an expanded, passive surveillance system; a flexible, open-system architecture and a highly effective self-defense capability.

Using the latest sensor technology, Northrop Grumman’s 360-degree steer able beam MESA radar is able to track air and sea targets simultaneously and can help the operator track high-performance aircraft while continuously scanning the operational area. More than 1500 hours of wind tunnel testing have demonstrated the compatibility of the aircraft and the radar. 

The Boeing team was awarded an Initial Design Activity contract by the Australian Defence Force in December 1997. As part of that contract, the team worked on a design solution to meet the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) requirements for an AEW&C system. In July 1999, the Boeing team was selected as the preferred contender for Project Wedge tail. A development and acquisition contract was signed in December 2000. It provides for four 737 AEW&C systems with options for up to three additional systems. The contract also provides for ground-based support segments for flight and mission crew training, a mission support segment and other system support facilities and spare parts. The first two aircraft are expected to be delivered to the Commonwealth of Australia in 2006.

Developing nation: United States of America.
Manufacturer/designer:  Boeing Commercial Airplane Company.
Production line: Renton Municipal Airport, WA.
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 737-700
Cockpit crew: two pilots.
Passengers single class: 148.
Passengers two class: –    8 first class.- 120 economy class.
Cabin length: 24,13 m.
Cabin diameter: 3,54 m.
Cabin height: 2,20 m.
Cabin floor: 75 m².
Cargo volume: – under floor 27,3 m³.
Wing span: 34,31 m.
Wing area: 125 m².
Wing sweep: 25 degrees.
Fuselage length: 33,63 m.
Fuselage diameter: 3,76 m.
Height: 12,57 m.
Horizontal tail unit: 10,97 m.
Wheelbase: 12,60 m.
Track: 5,72 m.
Engines: – two CFM International CFM56-7B each rated 108 kN.
Weight: – empty: 37.648 Kg.- max. zero-fuel weight: 55.202 Kg.

– fuel: 26.035 liters.

– max. payload: 17.544 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 70.080 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 58.604 Kg.
Cruise speed: 938 km/h.
Max. speed: 974 km/h.
Service ceiling: 11.582 m.
Max. ceiling: 12.500 m.
Range: 6.038 km.

 

  Boeing 737-700C / C-40A*
Passengers: – 121 single class.

– 70 in combi configuration with 3 pallets.

Cabin floor: 75,1 m².
Cargo volume: – under floor 27,3 m³.

– total cargo volume 107,6 m³.

Standard 2.24m x 3.17m pallets: – main cargo deck of freighter 8.
Weight: – empty: 38.000 Kg.

– max. zero-fuel weight: 57.153 Kg.

– fuel: 26.033 liters.

– max. payload: 18.655 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 77.565 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 60.782 Kg.
Range: – with 121 passengers 5.555 km.

– with 9.072 kg cargo 5.324 km.

                                                        * Generally similar to the Boeing 737-700 except in the following particulars.

 

 

  Boeing 737-700 with winglets*
Wing span: 35,79 m.
Wing area: 125 m².
Winglet height: 2,44 m.
Weight: – empty: 37.648 Kg.

– max. zero-fuel weight: 55.202 Kg.

– fuel: 46.063 liters.

– max. payload: 17.554 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 70.080 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 58.604 Kg.

                                                        * Generally similar to the Boeing 737-700 except in the following particulars.

  Boeing BBJ*
Wing span: 35,79 m.
Wing area: 125 m².
Winglet height: 2,44 m.
Engines: – two CFM International CFM56-7B each rated 117.4 kN.
Weight: – max. zero-fuel weight: 57.152 Kg.
Max. take off weight: 77.564 Kg.
Max. landing weight: 60.781 Kg.
With 3 auxiliary fuel tanks: – empty: 41.887 Kg.

– max. payload: 15.300 Kg.

– cargo volume lower deck: 17,3 m³.

– fuel: 31.646 liters.

With 4 auxiliary fuel tanks: – empty: 42.058 Kg.

– max. payload: 15.126 Kg.

– cargo volume lower deck: 14,6 m³.

– fuel: 33.611 liters.

With 5 auxiliary fuel tanks: – empty: 42.362 Kg.

– max. payload: 14.821 Kg.

– cargo volume lower deck: 11,7 m³.

– fuel: 35.579 liters.

With 6 auxiliary fuel tanks: – empty: 42.540 Kg.

– max. payload: 14.609 Kg.

– cargo volume lower deck: 9 m³.

– fuel: 37.540 liters.

With 7 auxiliary fuel tanks: – empty: 42.633 Kg.

– max. payload: 14.520 Kg.

– cargo volume lower deck: 7,6 m³.

– fuel: 38.660 liters.

With 8 auxiliary fuel tanks: – empty: 42.797 Kg.

– max. payload: 14.385 Kg.

– cargo volume lower deck: 6,1 m³.

– fuel: 39.584 liters.

With 9 auxiliary fuel tanks: – empty: 42.896 Kg.

– max. payload: 14.286 Kg.

– cargo volume lower deck: 4.6 m³.

– fuel: 40.485 liters.

Range: –   8 passengers: 11.480 km.

– 25 passengers: 11.075 km.

– 50 passengers: 10.205 km.

                                                        * Generally similar to the Boeing 737-700 except in the following particulars.

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