Ready to fly the 4,000th

When you talk about the world’s best-selling airplane, it’s easy to get lost in the mind boggling numbers. But today, we celebrated a milestone that really proves how wildly popular the 737 is with our customers—and shows just how busy our employees are in Renton.

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The 4,000th Next-Generation 737 was shown off today at Boeing Field in front of employees, suppliers and customers. China Southern will take delivery of the airplane, a 737-700 with Boeing Sky Interior, next week. The livery includes a special logo to commemorate the 4,000th milestone.

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When the 737 team throws a party—they pull out all the stops. In honor of our customer China Southern, a Chinese dragon dance was performed. And the surprise of the day came when Beverly Wyse, the Vice President and General Manager of the 737 program, showed up as a lion dancer.

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The Chinese Lion Dance practiced in the United States originates from the Guangdong Province, which is the home of China Southern. It is usually performed as a ceremony to scare away evil spirits and to summon luck and fortune.

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We also got a look inside this airplane’s beautiful Boeing Sky Interior.

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As our production rates go up in Renton, these milestones will keep coming. Incredibly, it was just a little over two years ago that we delivered the 3,000th Next-Generation 737. All of this is a testament to our employees who build these airplanes—and to our customers who love to fly them. The 5,000th delivery will be here before you know it.

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Comments (6)

James David (Alberta, Canada):

Wow! What an awesome plane! The interior of this 4oooth Next-Generation 737 looks so fabulous as it showcases the light feeling of every passenger during a flight. It seems so elegant for anyone ride on this plane. No doubts why its sales for the past more than two years reached a thousand. Thanks for this blog!

James David teaches people how to buy single engine airplanes & has a passion for the Cessna 170

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

The blue and white Sky Interior really looks nice and very modern. Congrats on 4000 and heres to another 4000.

rocky hawkins (everett):

beautiful!

Emilio Perez Fernandez (Lugo (Spain)):

Congratulations Boeing by flight the number 4000 B.737 Next Generation. For me the best aircraft company is BOEING. Also congratulations by the new sophisticated airplane B787-800. Congratulations on all.

keesje (amsterdan):

Congratulations! Great pictures too.

Shishir Jindal (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh-India):

Beautiful Aircraft with nice interior and ambiance..

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