Boeing Delivers The 6000th Next-Generation Boeing 737
Boeing has delivered the 6000th copy of its best selling Next-Generation 737. The aircraft which is a 737-800, was delivered to Turkish Airlines this week.
The aircraft which was delivered from Boeing Field via Toronto, Canada and Keflavik, Iceland, arrived Istanbul-Ataturk Airport on July 28th.
Turkish Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737NG in May 1999 and has since built its narrow body aircraft need mostly around the Boeing 737NG.
Turkish Airlines currently operates 115 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft made up of 110 737-800NGs and 15 737-900NGs. It also previously operated 34 Boeing 737 classics including 737-400s and 737-500s.
Boeing delivered the first Next-Generation 737 to Southwest Airlines on October 30, 1998. The 1000th and the 2000th Boeing 737NGs were also delivered to Southwest Airlines.
The current production rate of the 737 is 42 aircraft per month which Boeing plans to increase to 47 aircraft per month in 2017, 52 in 2018, and to 57 by 2019.
The Boeing 737-800 is the best-selling version of the successful Next-Generation 737 family. It is known for its reliability, fuel efficiency and economic performance.