As we marked the delivery of the 7,370th 737 earlier this week, it got me thinking about the very first 737 and what an incredible ride it has been since then.
The 7,370th 737 was delivered to Lion Air this week.
The Next-Generation 737 gets better and better as we continue to improve the airplane and create value for our customers. Aerodynamic and engine performance improvements have reduced fuel burn, and the new Boeing Sky Interior gives passengers more comfort once they get inside. And believe me—we won’t stop there.
The Boeing Sky Interior.
With the help of Mike Lombardi in the Boeing Archives, here’s a great photo gallery flashback to celebrate the 737’s past, present and future. Enjoy!
The first ever 737 being assembled at Plant 2 in Seattle in 1966.
The first 737 rolling out of Plant 2 in Seattle.
First flight crew Brien Wygle and Lew Wallick.
Boeing President William Allen greets the 737 at Paine Field in Everett at the conclusion of its successful first flight - April 9, 1967.
The first delivery of a 737 was made to launch customer Lufthansa on Dec. 28, 1967. The signs reads “Happy New Year.”
The first 737 built in Renton, a 737-200 destined for Indian Airlines, rolled out on November 17, 1970.