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 17 Jan 2017 ***
Website updates & news...
23 May 2017 - Description and photos of 737 heavy maintenance
23 May 2017 - Two new 737 ADs issued today
23 May 2017 - Coulson Aviation of Canada to convert 737-300's into air tankers
22 May 2017 - 737 MAX makes its first commercial flight
12 May 2017 - Ever wondered how a BBJ is furnished? Click here
11 May 2017 - Construction starts on 737 Completion Plant in China
10 May 2017 - MAX flights suspended after concern about LEAP-1B LPT
10 May 2017 - The KNKT has issued its preliminary report into the runway overrun at Yogyakarta of 737-800, PK-GNK operated by Garuda
08 May 2017 - MAX Onboard Network System described
06 May 2017 - APU shutdown cool-down cycle explained
06 May 2017 - Four new FMC driven crew alerts on the MAX Engine Display
02 May 2017 - Keith Leverkuhn gives more details on the MAX-10 main landing gear solution
30 Apr 2017 - D2-TBF 737-700 Nose gear collapse after landing at Soyo, Angola
30 Apr 2017 - ATA Airlines 737-500 UR-CPN photo added to the gallery
26 Apr 2017 - PEMCO launch 737-700FC and 737-700F passenger to freighter conversion programs.
25 Apr 2017 - MAX-10 landing gear problem solution and possible launch at the Paris Air Show in June
17 Apr 2017 - Update on the AerCaribe 737-400 gear shimmy incident at Bogota
13 Apr 2017 - First flight of the 737 MAX-9, 13 Apr 2017. Capt Christine Walsh (in command) and Capt Ed Wilson (RHS) from Renton to Boeing Field
12 Apr 2017 - Dutch Royal Transport F70 to be replaced with a BBJ.
10 Apr 2017 - Final report issued into the runway collision on 4 April 2016 at Jakarta between a Batik Air 737 and an ATR42 that was under tow crossing the runway.
09 Apr 2017 - Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing 737. Read about that first 737 flight here.
08 Apr 2017 - 737-800, 9M-MXX, operated by Malaysian Airlines has suffered a collapse of its nose landing-gear following a runway excursion on landing on Runway 13 at Sibu airport, in northern Malaysia
04 Apr 2017 - Iran’s Aseman Airlines signs deal to buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets for $3 bn
03 Apr 2017 - Air to air photo of El Al Boeing 737-800 4X-EKB with C-MUSIC added.
28 Mar 2017 - Peruvian Airlines 737-300, OB-2036-P, MLG Collapse and Fire on Landing at Jauja
28 Mar 2017 - 737CL horizontal stab cracks AD issued
27 Mar 2017 - 737-400, EP-TBJ operated by Taban Airlines has suffered a failure of its right-hand main landing-gear whilst landing on runway 33 at Ardabil airport, in northern Iran.
09 Mar 2017 - FAA issues type certificate for 737 Max 8
07 Mar 2017 - Rollout of the 737 MAX -9
07 Mar 2017 - Boeing issue first image of 737 MAX 10
02 Mar 2017 - SIGINT, the 737 that never was.
01 Mar 2017 - The rollout of the MAX 9 will be on Tue 7th March
01 Mar 2017 - Airzena 737 photo added to the hallery
27 Feb 2017 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 fuselage splice AD issued
24 Feb 2017 - Boeing to open first fabrication facility in Europe in Sheffield, England
22 Feb 2017 - 737NG MLG Corrosion AD issued
21 Feb 2017 - Two new 737 AD's, both for Classics. One for inspections of the horiz stab front spar chord lugs and one for 737-500 fuselage skin cracks.
17 Feb 2017 - VP-BVS Vim Airlines 737-500 RTO and runway excursion at Riga on 17 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 - 737-1/200 skin skin cracking AD issued
14 Feb 2017 - Another 737-800 tailstrike
13 Feb 2017 - 737 MAX differences quiz added
10 Feb 2017 - 737-NG skin skin cracking AD issued
08 Feb 2017 - 737 MAX differences page added
07 Feb 2017 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 aft entry and aft galley doorway skin cracking AD issued
05 Feb 2017 - Circuit Breaker Location Chart - Where and how to find the c/b's
04 Feb 2017 - The Portugese GPIAA have today issued their final report into the tailstrike on landing at Funchal, Maderia of 737-800, G-GDFC operated by Jet 2 on 17 Feb 2014.
01 Feb 2017 - PK-GNK Garuda 737-800 runway excursion on landing at Yogyakarta
29 Jan 2017 - HK-5197 AerCaribe 737-400SF runway excursion on landing
25 Jan 2017 - Boeing on course to increase 737 production rate
19 Jan 2017 - Water spray testing of the 737 MAX
17 Jan 2017 - Description and photos of the MAX flightdeck
14 Jan 2017 - Photo added of a 737-300 BDSF at Belfast
13 Jan 2017 - MAX cold weather flight testing commences at Yakutsk
11 Jan 2017 - Boeing finalises MAX-10 specifications
06 Jan 2017 - KNKT report issued into the runway excursion of Merpati Nusantara 737-500 PK-MDT at Makassar on 26 Dec 2011
04 Jan 2017 - SAIB Issued for 737-1/2/3/4/500 aircraft for a new inspection procedure for cracking in the fuselage skin panels at the chem-mill steps.
27 Dec 2016 - 737-800, VT-JBF operated by Jet Airways has overran the runway whilst manouvring for take-off at Goa
23 Dec 2016 - The Romanian CIAS have released their final report into the YR-BAS 737-400 runway excursion on landing on 7 Jan 2016 at Cluj
19 Dec 2016 - Aerolineas Argentinas to be the first operator in Latin America to have 737 MAX
17 Nov 2016 - FCC Update P9.0 released
11 Dec 2016 - Iran Air orders 50 737 MAX 8s
10 Dec 2016 - JY-JAQ 737-400 hard Landing and RH MLG collapse at Kabul
09 Dec 2016 - Indonesian NTSB issue preliminary report into 737-300SF, PK-YSY Trigana Air Service MLG collapse on landing at WAVV, Wamena
07 Dec 2016 - LN-NII Norwegian/Go2Sky 737-800 Take-off and cabin pressurisation incident
30 Nov 2016 - FMC Update 14 described.
25 Nov 2016 - New 737-400 overwing stub beam upper chord rivet cracks AD
27 Oct 2016 - N278EA 737-700 Runway overrun on landing
17 Nov 2016 - Boeing selects Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering for 737-800BCF conversions.
09 Nov 2016 - HK-5139 AerCaribe 737-400F MLG Failure on landing at Bogota
09 Nov 2016 - New 737NG AD Final Rule issued today on wheel well wire chafing damage.
06 Nov 2016 - MAX new engine panel described
04 Nov 2016 - 737 MAX - Fly-by-wire Spoiler System described
20 Oct 2016 - 737CL Aft pressure bulkhead AD issued.
14 Oct 2016 - The Australian ATSB have released their final report into Virgin Australia 737-800, VH-YID, in which a member of cabin crew was injured as a result of overcontrolling during an overspeed event in a high speed descent.
13 Oct 2016 - The Indonesian KNKT have released their final report into the runway overrun on landing of Lion Air 737-400, PK-LIQ at Supadio Indonesia on 2 Nov 2010.
11 Oct 2016 - 737NG window fastener fatigue damage AD issued
09 Oct 2016 - The publishers have just announced that they are giving a 20% discount on the printed Boeing 737 Technical Guide until 12 October. Use offer code "TREAT20" at checkout.
04 Oct 2016 An ASL Airlines (in TNT livery), 737-400F, OE-IAG, has suffered a partial right hand main landing-gear failure, following what appeared to be a normal approach and landing on Runway 25 at EGAA in benign weather conditions.
27 Sep 2016 - The 737 Technical Guide is now available in Chinese