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18 Dec 2019 - The last 737NG to be built was been delivered to KLM

5 Jan 2020 - The last 737NGs to be delivered, were delivered to China Eastern

18 December 2019 marks the end of an era, the last ever Boeing 737 NG to be built, PH-BCL, (63624/7542) an 800 series of course, will fly away from Renton for delivery to KLM today after a 22 year production run.

PH-BCL made its first flight on 5 Dec 2019 but the production test flights and customer acceptance process takes a few weeks. The aircraft was due for delivery several months ago but the fuselage had been tapped incorrectly by the supplier, Spirit Aerosystems, and had to be exchanged.

Perhaps unusually, the last 737 NGs to be delivered were not the last to be built. Aircraft B-20A8 (63088/7522) and B-20A1 (63087/7417), both -800 series, were delivered to China Eastern on 5 January.

The First 737 NG to fly was a -700 series. This was at 10:05 a.m. PST on 9 Feb 1997 with Capts. Mike Hewett and Ken Higgins at the controls. The aircraft took-off from Renton Municipal Airport. After heading north over Lake Washington, north over Tattoosh, east to Spokane and then back to Western Washington before landing at Boeing Field in Seattle.

The -800 flirst flew on 31 July 1997 and the -600 on 22 Jan 1998. The last to fly was the -900 on 3 Aug 2000. Winglets were first flown on 26 Sep 2000 and eyebrow windows were removed from 3 Feb 2005. Carbon brakes were introduced from 1 Aug 2008.

There have been numberous derrivatives of the basic 4 aircraft including BBJs, freighters and military variants such as the Wedgetail and P-8. The military versions of the NG will continue to be produced whilst there is demand.

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*** Updated 23 Nov 2020 ***

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