Boeing 737 Next Generation
The Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as 737NG, or 737 Next Gen, is a narrow-body aircraft powered by two jet engines and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Launched in 1993 as the third generation derivative of the Boeing 737, it has been produced since 1997 and is an upgrade of the 737 Classic (−300/-400/-500) series.
|Boeing 737 Next Generation |
|The 737-800 is the most common 737NG variant.|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Boeing Commercial Airplanes|
|First flight||February 9, 1997|
|Introduction||December 17, 1997 with Southwest Airlines|
|Primary users||Southwest Airlines|
|Number built||7,084 as of October 2021[update]|
|Developed from||Boeing 737 Classic|
|Variants||Boeing Business Jet |
Boeing 737 AEW&C
Boeing C-40 Clipper
Boeing P-8 Poseidon
|Developed into||Boeing 737 MAX|
It features a redesigned wing with a larger area, a wider wingspan, greater fuel capacity, and higher maximum takeoff weights (MTOW). It is equipped with CFM International CFM56-7 series engines and a glass cockpit and features upgraded and redesigned interior configurations. It has a longer range and larger variants than its predecessor: The series includes four models, the −600/-700/-800/-900, seating between 108 and 215 passengers. The 737NG's primary competition is with the Airbus A320 family.
As of October 2021[update], a total of 7,124 737NG aircraft had been ordered, of which 7,084 had been delivered, with remaining orders for the -700W, -800, and -800A variants. The most common variant was the 737-800, with 4,991 commercial, 191 military, and 23 corporate jets ordered, of which 4,989, 154, and 23, respectively, had been delivered. Boeing stopped assembling commercial 737NGs in 2019 and made the final deliveries in January 2020. The 737NG is superseded by the fourth generation 737 MAX, introduced in 2017.