Created by Chris Brady Sept 1999
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.
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*** Updated 23 Nov 2020 ***
Website updates & news...
08 Mar 2021 - More details on the changes to the MCAS/FCC software
05 Mar 2021 - My latest presentation “A detailed look at MCAS on the 737 MAX”
25 Feb 2021 - US DoT have published their report into FAA oversight of the MAX certification
23 Feb 2021 - 737NG bear strap cracking AD issued
23 Feb 2021 - 737NG SOB slot sealant AD issued
23 Feb 2021 - P-8A to get upgraded radar, the new Raytheon AN/APY-10
23 Feb 2021 - 737NG & MAX AD to address cracked or completely severed lugs in the upper aft corner stop fitting assembly of the forward entry door
17 Feb 2021 - Boeing issue FOTB on the prevention of aircraft upsets
17 Feb 2021 - The UAE authorises the 737 MAX to fly again in UAE airspace.
10 Feb 2021 - Preliminary report issued into 737-500 PK-CLC of Sriwijaya Air that crashed into the Java Sea
06 Feb 2021 - Link to my presentation to the RAeS on the 737 MAX and MCAS story
05 Feb 2021 - Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited to Manufacture 737 Vertical Fin Structures in Hyderabad, India
03 Feb 2021 - MAX-10 deliveries delayed until 2023
31 Jan 2021 - My presentation to the RAeS on the 737 MAX and MCAS story 4 Feb 2021 at 18:30GMT
27 Jan 2021 - EASA declares Boeing 737 MAX safe to return to service in Europe
21 Jan 2021 - Discussion on hard landings
19 Jan 2021 - West Atlantic 737-400F G-JMCY heavy landing & possible W/O at Exeter
18 Jan 2021 - Transport Canada issue their ungrounding AD for MAX
13 Jan 2021 - Preliminary report issued into 737-400, ZS-OAF Safair which suffered a depressurisation whilst climbing out from Cape Town, South Africa on 22nd Nov 2020.
09 Jan 2021 - 737-500 PK-CLC of Sriwijaya Air has crashed into the Java Sea
07 Jan 2021 - Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle US Justice Department investigation and admits that employees misled regulators about the safety of the MAX
06 Jan 2021 - 737-500, EY-560, Air Djibouti landing accident at Garowe, Somalia. Preliminary report issued.
30 Dec 2020 - A description of 737 storage issues
29 Dec 2020 - Summary of changes in legislation following the 737 MAX accidents
26 Dec 2020 - 737-700, VQ-BIP operated by Yakutia overran the runway after landing during snow at Vnukovo, Russia on 25th Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 center wing box cracks inspection AD issued
23 Dec 2020 - Latest FAA TCDS Rev 66 updated 9 Nov 2020 available here
22 Dec 2020 - Details of Lion Air 737-900ER PK-LGP Runway excursion after landing at Bandar Lampung, Indonesia on 20th Dec 2020.
21 Dec 2020 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 fuselage skin panel cracking AD issued
19 Dec 2020 - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has released the Committee’s investigation report on the FAAs Safety Oversight
18 Dec 2020 - Transport Canada announce MAX ungrounding AD to be issued in Jan 2021.
16 Dec 2020 - The two (Senate & House) US legislative bills explained
13 Dec 2020 - The NTSB have issued their final report into N766SW uncontained engine failure and loss of pressurisation on 27 Aug 2016.
06 Dec 2020 - The South African CAA have issued their final report into the Stab out of trim incident to 737-800, ZS-SJD, operated by Mango on 2 Sep 2019.
04 Dec 2020 - Ryanair orders 75 Boeing MAX 8200s in largest order since grounding
02 Dec 2020 - 737-500, EY-560, operated by Air Djibouti has suffered left main landing gear collapse at low slow during the landing roll at Garowe, Somalia. No injuries.
27 Nov 2020 - The Nigerian AIB have published their final report into the runway excursion involving Boeing 737-500, 5N-BLG at Lagos on 9th April 2016.
26 Nov 2020 - Stall warning system page added
25 Nov 2020 - Full details of the changes to the MCAS system and assoiated procedures & training are detailed here.
24 Nov 2020 - EASA have issued a proposed AD 20-184 cancelling the ‘suspension of flight operations‘ The affected Boeing 737-8 and 737-9 aeroplanes can be returned to service, provided that the required actions proposed in this PAD have been accomplished.
20 Nov 2020 - The Ukrainian NBAAI have published their final report into the runway excursion and nosegear collapse of 737-800, TC-JGZ operated by Turkish Airlines at Odessa on 21 Nov 2019.
20 Nov 2020 - 737 MAX ungrounding conditions AD issued
20 Nov 2020 - 737-800BCF details added
18 Nov 2020 - FAA rescinds the MAX grounding order
18 Nov 2020 - Stab Trim Runaway procedure changes again
08 Nov 2020 - Final report issued into HS-KMC, 737-400F, K-Mile Asia at Singapore, main gear torsion link failure on landing on 5 Jun 2019.
04 Nov 2020 - The Nigerian AIB have published their final report into the runway excursion involving Boeing 737-200, 5N-BIG at Port-Harcourt International Airport on 14th July, 2008.
03 Nov 2020 - Proposed new Runaway Stabiliser procedure added
07 Oct 2020 - The FAA have issued draft Flight Standardization Board Report FSBR B737 Rev 17 for comments by 2 Nov 2020.
07 Oct 2020 - Enhanced Vision Systems page added
26 Sep 2020 - MAX to get a third AoA source
24 Sep 2020 - 737NG FQIS AD issued
16 Sep 2020 - The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure published its final report on the Design, Development, and Certification of the Boeing 737 MAX
11 Sep 2020 - Final report issued into Safair, 737-400, ZS-DMI, smoke in the cockpit event whilst climbing en-route to OR Tambo, South Africa on 19 Dec 2019
11 Sep 2020 - JOEB to conduct a multi-day simulator session in London from 14 Sep 2020 for MAX checklist & memory items.
10 Sep 2020 - GAMECO and Boeing have jointly announced that a second 737NG freighter conversion line will be built in Guangzhou
07 Sep 2020 - EASA begins MAX validation flight tests from Vancouver.
25 Aug 2020 - FAA issue AD for 737CL PSUs
11 Aug 2020 - AD issued for all CFM56 powered 737's to address engine bleed air 5th stage check valves being stuck open
07 Aug 2020 - 737-800, VT-AXH, operated by Air India Express has overrun runway 10 after landing and fell down a ravine at Kozhikode, India.
04 Aug 2020 - The FAA issue NPRM to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-23-51 to unground the MAX
03 Aug 2020 - The FAA have issued a 96-page Return to Service Preliminary Study for the MAX
27 Jul 2020 - The UK CAA amended Safety Directive SD 2019/001 for the 737 MAX, to introduce the possibility for managed ferry flights
24 Jul 2020 - Emergency AD issued for all CFM56 powered 737's to address engine bleed air 5th stage check valves being stuck open
21 Jul 2020 - Boeing issue FOTB "737 MAX Return to Service Operational Readiness Flight"
23 Jul 2020 - 737 Classic nacelle fatigue cracking AD issued
17 Jul 2020 - PEMCO B737-700FC (FlexCombi) gains FAA STC
15 Jul 2020 - MAX Kathon FP 1.5 Biocide AD issued today
06 Jul 2020 - MAX Operational Readiness Review flight tests to commence soon
02 Jul 2020 - FAA maps out remaining tasks to lift the MAX grounding order
29 Jun 2020 - Boeing & FAA commence a 3-day certification flight test program for the MAX
25 Jun 2020 - FAA issue MAX engine nacelle and strut electrical bonding AD
25 Jun 2020 - Boeing asked by regulators to consider further design enhancements to the MAX
19 Jun 2020 - Final report published into West Atlantic 737-400 G-JMCR electrical failures in-flight at Brussels on 4 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2020 - Gameco Inaugurates Boeing 737-800 Freighter Conversion Line
11 Jun 2020 - MAX MMEL post-MCAS fixes Revision 2 changes detailed
05 Jun 2020 - 737-400SF, N733CK, opertaed by Kalitta Charters II has overrun the runway following an RTO at Rochester, New York on 5 Jun 2020.
04 Jun 2020 - Aircraft Safety Improvement Act proposed to mandate SMS by manufacturers and consideration of HF by FAA.
29 Apr 2020 - Investigation launched into Boeing’s compliance with MAX production regulations
08 Apr 2020 - MCAS test flight delayed by a month due to Coronavirus
31 Mar 2020 - More P-8A Sales
30 Mar 2020 - Final report released into 737-800, VH-VUH Virgin Australia failure of the #1 main wheel assembly whilst taxying at Brisbane on 4 Jan 2017.
21 Mar 2020 - Final report published into the runway excursion on landing of Belavia, 737-300, EW-336PA, at Kiev on 12 July 2019
13 Mar 2020 - Preliminary report issued on TC-IZK Pegasus 737-800 runway excursion on landing at Istanbul 5 Feb 2020
09 Mar 2020 - Interim Investigation Report published into Ethiopian MAX-8 MCAS accident of 10 March 2019
06 Mar 2020 - The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure today published its Preliminary Investigative Findings on the 737 MAX Costs, Consequences, and Lessons from its Design, Development, and Certification.
27 Feb 2020 - Preliminary report issued into Safair, 737-400, ZS-DMI, smoke in the cockpit event whilst climbing en-route to OR Tambo, South Africa on 19 Dec 2019
25 Feb 2020 - PK-YSG, 737-300SF, Trigana Air Service, MLG collapse whilst taxying at Jayapura, Indonesia
05 Feb 2020 - TC-IZK Pegasus 737-800 runway excursion on landing at Istanbul
22 Jan 2020 - Final report published into UT Air 737-800 VQ-BJI runway excursion after landing at Sochi 01 Sep 2018
22 Jan 2020 - Revised preliminary report issued into the shooting down of UR-PSR at Tehran
19 Jan 2020 - MCAS - Special Committee investigation into FAA Certification of MAX report released
17 Jan 2020 - 737NG left temperature control valve and control cabin trim air modulating valve AD issued
10 Jan 2020 - Emails released discussing MAX differences from NG and differences to reduce certification and training impact
08 Jan 2020 - Ukranian Airlines 737-800 shot down in error by Iranian SAMs after take-off from Tehran IKA airport