Back to home pageTHE BOEING 737 TECHNICAL SITE

Created by Chris Brady Sept 1999

Contents

Illustrated technical information covering Vol 2 Over 800 multi-choice systems questions Study notes and technical information Close up photos of internal and external components A compilation of links to major 737 news stories with a downloadable archive Illustrated history and description of all variants of 737 Detailed tech specs of every series of 737 Databases and reports of all the major 737 accidents & incidents General flightdeck views of each generation of 737's Description & news reports of Advanced Blended Winglets Press reports of orders and deliveries A collection of my favourite photographs that I have taken of or from the 737 Details about 737 production methods A compilation of links to other sites with useful 737 content History and Development of the Boeing 737 - MAX A quick concise overview of the pages on this site

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Introduction

Welcome to the Boeing 737 Technical Site. Here you will find technical, operational, and training notes; articles and photos contributed by 737 pilots and engineers from around the world.

All of the information, photographs & schematics from this website and much more is now available in a recently updated 374 page  printed book or in electronic format.

Feel free to use anything here for your own personal use. If you are an organisation then please contact me for licence to use any of the images. Please note that I have a library of many thousands of technical images in high resolution.

Please treat your company FCOMs as the final authority in case your aircraft have differences. This website and the 737 Technical Guide have no connection to the Boeing Company.

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All of the information, photographs & schematics from this website and much more is now available in a 374 page printed book or in electronic format.

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Website updates & news... 

20 Nov 2018 - The Boeing 737 Technical Guide has been updated

13 Nov 2018 - Description of MAX Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) added

07 Nov 2018 - FAA issue an Emergency AD for MAX AFM Runaway Stabilizer procedure following PK-LQP accident

06 Nov 2018 - Preliminary report issued into UT Air 737-800 VQ-BJI Runway excursion after landing at Sochi on 01 Sep 2018

04 Nov 2018 - t'way Airlines 737-800 tailstrike during baulked landing

29 Oct 2018 - PK-LQP Lion Air 737 MAX-8 crashed into Java Sea

26 Oct 2018 - Preliminary report issued into P2-PXE 737-800 Landed short of runway at Chuuk, Micronesia

26 Oct 2018 - MAX-7 certification flight testing resumes after crews return from production work

23 Oct 2018 - Final report published into JA85AN 737-800 Pressurisation failure 27 May 2016

17 Oct 2018 - MAX 9 EASA Type Certificate issued

12 Oct 2018 - Air India Express 737-800 VT-AYD damaged after hiting obstacles on departure

10 Oct 2018 - PH-HSB 737-800 at Barcelona added to photo gallery

01 Oct 2018 - Final report published into runway excursion of Vim Airlines, 737-500, VP-BVS, at Riga on 17 Feb 2017

28 Sep 2018 - P2-PXE 737-800 Landed short of runway at Chuuk, Micronesia

27 Sep 2018 - S2-AJA 737-800 Landed with NLG Retracted

26 Sep 2018 - Details of 737-PXL added

21 Sep 2018 - Final report released into A6-FDS 737-800 Tyre Failure and Loss of Hyd A 8 Aug 2017

18 Sep 2018 - ATSB Report issued into VH-VOP 737-800 aquaplaning on landing

14 Sep 2018 - AAIB Report issued into EI-DLV 737-800 failure of left nose landing gear axle

11 Sep 2018 - New 737-1/2/3/4/500 fuselage cracks AD issued

01 Sep 2018 - UT Air 737-800 VQ-BJI Runway excursion after landing at Sochi

30 Aug 2018 - 737 MAX -10 MLG details revealed

22 Aug 2018 - Final report issued into HK-5197 AerCaribe 737-400SF runway excursion on landing at Leticia, Colombia 28 Jan 2017

16 Aug 2018 - Xiamen 737-800, B-5498, Runway excursion after landing at Manila

10 Aug 2018 - 737 production problems affecting deliveries

09 Aug 2018 - Preliminary report issued into Lion Air PK-LOO 737-800 Runway excursion after landing on 29 Apr 2018

08 Aug 2018 - Final report issued into ASL 737-400F overrun at Bergamo 5 Aug 2016

06 Aug 2018 - New 737-1/2/3/4/500 fuselage cracks AD issued

17 Jul 2018 - Flybondi B738 at Iguazu, tailstrike on takeoff as thrust is applied

16 Jul 2018 - Global Damojh B732 at Havana on May 18th 2018, Airline says FDR shows that crew stalled aircraft.

04 Jul 2018 - Finnish SIA Report issued into 737-800 LN-NHF runway overrun after landing at Helsinki on 11 July 2017

02 Jul 2018 - SAIB issued regarding inadvertent removal of Observer’s seat cupholder exposing P6-11 circuit breaker panel.

16 Jun 2018 - EI-FHD Tyre burst and hydraulic system A failure

15 Jun 2018 - The second 737-300 "Fireliner" has been delivered to Coulson aerial firefighters for conversion

13 Jun 2018 - Two more tailstrikes this week, a 739 on take-off and a 738 on landing

25 May 2018 - PK-JRM 737-200C Runway excursion after landing at Wamena, Indonesia

23 May 2018 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 keel beam HFEC inspection AD issued today

22 May 2018 - TUI Belgium B738 at Marrakesh on May 2nd 2018, tail strike on landing

18 May 2018 - 737-200, XA-UHZ, operated by Global Air on behalf of on behalf of Cubana, has crashed shortly after take off from Havana, Cuba.

18 May 2018 - Jordanian CARC Report issued into JY-JAP 737-400 runway overrun during landing at Tombouctou on 5 May 2017

15 May 2018 - NASA ASRS report issued into 737NG Throttle Sensitivity

15 May 2018 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 Wing AD issued today

11 May 2018 - Report issued into EI-EBW 737-800 overspeed recovery of 14 Jan 2017 which caused injury

04 May 2018 - The NTSB have issued an investigation update into the SWA engine failure.

02 May 2018 - FAA issues new AD for the CFM56-7B requiring initial and repetitive inspections of the concave and convex sides of the fan blade dovetail to detect cracking.

30 Apr 2018 - New 737-1/2/3/4/500 main landing gear beam forward support fitting AD issued

29 Apr 2018 - PK-LOO 737-800 Runway excursion after Landing

25 Apr 2018 - Boeing issue reminder about the correct procedure for setting takeoff thrust following ATOs.

23 Apr 2018 - BBJ VP-BVV added to the photo gallery

21 Apr 2018 - CFM issues revied SB for CFM56-7 following 17 Apr incident, EASA and FAA follow suit with ADs. Copies available here

19 Apr 2018 - 9M-LNJ 737-900ER Runway excursion after RTO

17 Apr 2018 - N772SW 737-700 In-Flight Uncontained Engine Failure

16 Apr 2018 - Flyaway of first MAX BBJ

13 Apr 2018 - 737-800BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter) gets certification

12 Apr 2018 - Tailstrike data updated with two new events

08 Apr 2018 - Powerplant limitations table updated with MAX LEAP-1B data

21 Mar 2018 - First MAX 9 delivered

16 Mar 2018 - First Flight of the MAX 7

05 Mar 2018 - 737CL fuel boost pump power cable AD issued

04 Mar 2018 - 9S-ASG 737-300 nose gear collapse after landing

01 Mar 2018 - V61 of the 737 Type Certificate Data Sheet published to include MAX-9 data

28 Feb 2018 - 737CL AD issued for WFD of aft pressure bulkhead

27 Feb 2018 - Final report issued into the MLG collapse after landing of Jet Airways 737-800 VT-JGD at Mumbai on 3 March 2016.

22 Feb 2018 - 737 NG Performance Improvement Package described

18 Feb 2018 - Photo of the last Classic added to the gallery

17 Feb 2018 - 737 MAX differences quiz updated.

16 Feb 2018 - The FAA have today certified the MAX-9 for commercial service.

13 Feb 2018 - FAA have issued Revision Number 60 of the 737 MMEL. Change revision summary here.

10 Feb 2018 - The 737 Technical Guide printed book and EPUB updated

09 Feb 2018 - Bowed Rotor Motoring photo added

08 Feb 2018 - MAX Elevator Jam Landing Assist panel photo added

06 Feb 2018 - P-8A upgrades announced

06 Feb 2018 - Final report published into the Jet Airways 737-800, VT-JGA, MLG failure on landing at Khajuraho on 13 Apr 2015.

05 Feb 2018 - MAX engine panel photo updated

02 Feb 2018 - LEAP1B thrust ratings added

01 Feb 2018 - MAX FCOM V5 change revision summary

30 Jan 2017 - Final report issued into Taban Airlines 737-400 MLG collapse at Ardabil in March 2017

29 Jan 2018 - MAX FCTM V2 change revision summary

23 Jan 2018 - 100th 737-400SF cargo conversion by AEI

22 Jan 2018 - History of 737-200Adv TL-ADM added

19 Jan 2018 - Ice Detection system photos and description added

14 Jan 2018 - TC-CPF Pegasus 737-800 Runway Excursion, Trabazon, 13 Jan 2018

11 Jan 2018 - Updated sales and delivery data for 2017

10 Jan 2018 - 737 MAX Onboard Maintenance Function photos and description

05 Jan 2018 - Titan Airways Boeing 737-300CF added to the photo gallery

05 Jan 2018 - MAX -9 Flap limit speed photo added

29 Dec 2017 - 737 MAX flight Instruments photos and descriptions

22 Dec 2017 - KLM 737-800 added to the photo gallery

19 Dec 2017 - The 737 MAX Forward Aisle Stand described.

18 Dec 2017 - Boeing and Bombardier clash at U.S. International Trade Commission over pricing

16 Dec 2017 - Ukraine 737-300 photo added to the gallery

14 Dec 2017 - Comparison of 737 prototype and MAX centre instrument panels

08 Dec 2017 - Final report issued 5N-BLE 737-500 Aero Contractors cabin depressurisation, 5 Jun 2015

07 Dec 2017 - Final report issued VT-JGE 737-800 Jet Airways tailstrike on landing at Kolkata, Jan 14th 2015

03 Dec 2017 - 737 JSTARS added

15 Nov 2017 - Two new ADs issued for 737-1/2/3/4/500 wing and fuselage skin cracks and fatigue damage

10 Nov 2017 - MAX orders reach 4000

09 Nov 2017 - The AAIB have issued their final report into the 737-400F OE-IAG MLG Torsion Link Failure on landing at Belfast on 4 Oct 2016

08 Nov 2017 - P-8A photo added to the gallery

06 Nov 2017 - Latest edition of The Boeing 737 Technical Guide now on sale

02 Nov 2017 - UT Air 737-500 VQ-BJP Loss of control on approach

29 Oct 2017 - IAI 737-700F Conversion gets FAA STC

26 Oct 2017 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 fuselage skin panel AD issued.

26 Oct 2017 - NG CDS BP15 described

24 Oct 2017 - Photo added Norwegian 737 MAX-8

19 Oct 2017 - KNKT issue their preliminary report into the overrun of 737-300 PK-CJC at Rendani Airport, Manokwari, West Papua on 31 May 2017

18 Oct 2017 - Photo added Geneva Fire Service 737-200 F-GCJL

27 Sep 2017 - Final report issued into Shaheen Air 737-400 AP-BJO runway excursion on landing at Lahore, Pakistan

26 Sep 2017 - The story behind TC-SKF Sky Airlines Boeing 737-400 stored at Antalya

22 Sep 2017 - The NTSB have released their final report into the runway overun at LGA of Eastern 737-700, N923CL.

21 Sep 2017 - AAIB issue special bulletin into Sunwing Airlines 737-800 C-FWGH take-off performance error at Belfast

21 Sep 2017 - New photo SX-MAH Air Mediterranean Boeing 737-400 at Olbia.

21 Sep 2017 - Final report issued into Jet Airways 737-800 VT-JTD tailstrike on landing at Dhaka 22 Jan 2017

19 Sep 2017 - Spicejet 737-800 VT-SGZ runway excursion on landing at Mumbai

19 Sep 2017 - Preliminary report issued into the overrun on landing of AerCaribe 737-400SF HK-5197 at Leticia, Colombia.

11 Sep 2017 - AD issued to revise T/O trim range for 737-700 with blended winglets.

04 Sep 2017 - China Eastern B737-800 tail strike on landing at Wenzhou

04 Sep 2017 - Photo of 737-300QC G-CELY added

25 Aug 2017 - Head-up Display page added

21 Aug 2017 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 wing skin cracks AD issued.

19 Aug 2017 - Preliminary report issued into Malaysia Airlines 737-800 9M-MXH runway excursion on landing

18 Aug 2017 - 737NG AD issued after a Krueger flap bullnose departed an airplane during taxi, which caused damage to the wing structure and thrust reverser.

17 Aug 2017 - MAX to offer production line installed Wi-Fi

15 Aug 2017 - LEAP-1B start sequence differences described

14 Aug 2017 - 737-900ER doors panel photo added

12 Aug 2017 - Latest advert from Boeing - Think more. Think MAX

02 Aug 2017 - The NTSB have released their factual report into the runway overun at LGA of Eastern 737-700, N923CL.

01 Aug 2017 - 737CL skin lap splice lower fastener row fatigue AD issued.

31 Jul 2017 - Updated photo of the IAI Elta 737-400 radar testbed

21 Jul 2017 - More details on the MAX APU differences here

19 Jul 2017 - 737NG rudder pedal AD

19 Jul 2017 - New photo added Air Europa 737-800 EC-JHK

18 Jul 2017 - Tri-M.G 737-300SF PK-YGG runway excursion on landing at Wamena, Indonesia

17 Jul 2017 - The 737 Tech Site is now on Instagram

15 Jul 2017 - Ecodemonstrator 737-800 added

05 Jul 2017 - New photo added: Bul Air 737-300 LZ-BOO

26 Jun 2017 - United releases more details on the MAX-10

19 Jun 2017 - Boeing launches the MAX -10

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