Back to home pageTHE BOEING 737 TECHNICAL SITE

Created by Chris Brady Sept 1999


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 Get the book of the website A quick concise overview of the pages on this site



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.

Feel free to use anything here for your own personal use or as training aids (if non-profit), with credit to this website. 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.

If you have any suggestions or corrections to any of the information here, please email them on to me and I will write them into the site for the benefit of other visitors.

All of the information, photographs & schematics from this website and much more is now available in a recently updated 360 page, 8.5" x 11"  or 6" x 9" printed book or in electronic format.

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All of the information, photographs & schematics from this website and much more is now available in a 360 page printed book or in electronic format.

*** Updated 6 May 2015 ***

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Website updates & news... 

10 Oct 2015 - The Portuguese AIB (GPIAA) have issued their final report into the 737-800, OK-TVT (39394 / 3899), operated by Travel Servis heavy landing accident at Terceira Azores (LPLA) in windshear which resulted in damage to the nose wheel bay and surrounding fuselage.

30 Sep 2015 - Boeing receives first commitment for 737-800BCF

29 Sep 2015 - Rockwell Collins’ PAVES™ on-demand now offered on 737 MAX.

28 Sep 2015 - 737 Completion Plant to open in China

19 Sep 2015 - 737-NG engine fuel shut off valve AD

04 Sep 2015 - British Leisure carrier orders 27 737-800's

30 Aug 2015 - New 737-700 photo added to the gallery

28 Aug 2015 - 737-300CF, PK-BBY (23535/1301), operated by Cardig Air, has sustained substantial damage and MLG collapse in a landing accident at Wamena Airport (WMX), Indonesia. The aircraft undershot runway 15 on landing and came to rest at taxiway E.

26 Aug 2015 - 737-3/4/500 fuselage lap joint inspection AD

15 Aug 2015 - The AAIB has published its final report into the in-flight electrical failure leading to a diversion and emergency evacuation of Boeing 737-300, G-GDFT of Jet2 at East Midlands airport, UK on 3 Sept 2015.

11 Aug 2015 - All series 737 AD issued to improve the reliability of the cabin altitude warning system. This AD was prompted by the report of a flightcrew not receiving an aural warning during a lack-of-cabin pressurization event.

11 Aug 2015 - The ATSB has published its final report into the flight path management occurrence involving Boeing 737-800, VH-YIR that failed to intercept the localizer at Sydney Airport on 4 Jun 2013 leading to a loss of separation with an aircraft on approach to the parallel runway.

09 Aug 2015 - BBJ Gets EASA approval for SSW Modification

05 Aug 2015 - Important B737 SB to prevent LOC-I events

04 Aug 2015 - The Boeing 737 Technical Site is now on Twitter. Follow us to receive 73 news and notifications of website updates @B737Tech

03 Aug 2015 - Boeing revises performance assumptions

27 Jul 2015 - New BBJ photo uploaded

26 Jul 2015 - Video on YouTube of a flapless landing at Amsterdam yesterday, 25/7/15, following a diversion from Rotterdam in poor weather. Apparently the crew also reported a control problem hence the flapless approach.

24 Jul 2015 - The NTSB have released their final report into the 737-700 nose gear collapse on Jul 22nd 2013 at La Guardia

24 Jul 2015 - 737-1/2/300 new forward service door fatigue cracking AD

20 Jul 2015 - India to buy 4 more P-8I's

14 Jul 2015 - 737CL new forward entry door skin cracking AD

13 Jul 2015 - Southwest airlines 737-700 overrun at Richmond International Airport, VA (KRIC) this morning. No reported injuries.

11 Jul 2015 - This investigation report was issued today, some 10 years after the event, by the BFU German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation into an incident in which a Lufthansa 737-300 had a wake vortex encounter behind a 747 whilst on approach into Frankfurt in Sepember 2005.

07 Jul 2015 - FAA Approves Satlink Max for the 737

06 Jul 2015 - Interesting background to the first flight of the 737

05 Jul 2015 - Korean B738 runway excursion on landing at Guam

02 Jul 2015 - Boeing have today increased the prices for the 737 by 2.9%. A new 737 MAX 9 will now cost $116.6 Million USD.

17 Jun 2015 - GECAS to be launch customer of 737-800SF freighter conversion.

17 Jun 2015 - 737 MAX to rollout by the end of 2015 and fly in early 2016

16 Jun 2015 - 737-300, LY-FLB, has been destroyed by a ground fire accident during a turnaround at Aktau Airport (SCO), Kazakhstan. A source claims that an expoding oxygen cylinder was the cause.

06 Jun 2015 - WestJet Boeing 737-600 has overran Runway 24L after landing at Montreal (YUL) in heavy rain. No injuries.

03 Jun 2015 - Garuda 737-800, PK-GFA, has overran Runway 13 at Makassar, Indonesia after landing on a wet runway in a thunderstorm. No injuries.

02 Jun 2015 - Assembly of First 737 MAX Wing Begins

29 May 2015 - Boeing confident on Leap and 737 Max performance promises

27 May 2015 - New photo added of Thomson 737-800

23 May 2015 - The Nigerian AIB have published their final report into the runway excursion involving Boeing 737-500, 5N-BLE at Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria On 21st August, 2010.

11 May 2015 - Photo added of a prototype 737-800 which is still working hard

07 May 2015 - The Leap-1B for 737 MAX made its first flight on the 747 testbed on 29 April. Keith Leverkuhn, Boeing 737 MAX vice president and general manager, has said that "At this stage, neither fuel-burn performance nor operability is an issue."

06 May 2015 - Book updated. For a full list of revisions follow this link.

01 May 2015 - Will Boeing drop the MAX -7 ?

01 May 2015 - New AD issued for the 737-600 and -700. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the body station (STA) 727 bulkhead lower frame.

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