On this day in 1967, Boeing’s brand new 737 short-range jetliner took to the skies for the first time. It heralded a new age in short-range jet flights!
You can bet that anyone who has flown even a handful of times has likely set foot on a Boeing 737 at some point in their lives, as the 737 was the most popular plane in the world to fly on for 55 years.
Check The Specs
|First flight||April 9, 1967|
|Length||93 feet 9 inches|
|Gross weight||111,000 pounds|
|Cruising speed||580 mph|
|Power||Two 14,000-pound-thrust P&W JT8D-7 engines|
|Accommodation||2 crew, up to 107 passengers|
We have come a long way
The Boeing family has only continued to grow throughout the years and will no doubt continue to innovate and be one of the global leaders in advancing flight innovation.
From all of us, Happy Anniversary to Boeing and the mend and women who were involved in any aspect of the first flight of the 737 series of planes.
Do you recall your first time flying on a 737? Tell us about it in the comments!