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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


Site Map

A quick concise overview of the 300+ pages on this site, letting you get what you need and go.



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Home Title page, contents and what's new list .


Contact A little about myself and how to contact me. Please get in touch with any comments or things of interest for the site.


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Aircraft Systems

The aircraft systems described and photographed in detail, chapter by chapter as per the original Vol 2 Boeing systems manual.

Other areas not specifically covered in Vol 2:


Production Details about 737 production methods and component outsourcing.


Tech Quiz This section contains over 800 multiple choice questions covering all of the 737 systems.


Pilot Notes

Study notes written by myself and other 737 pilots and engineers. It is divided into the following sub-sections:
  • Originals - Maintenance & pilot notes.
  • Classics - Notes, system diagrams & line drawings.
  • NG's - Maintenance & winglet notes.
  • General - Tech specs compared, type differences, non-series specific info.


Tech Photos The 737 photographed inside and out.

The Flightdeck - Panel photos & descriptions of each generation of 737.

Landing Gear - Including what to look for in the downlock viewer.

The E & E bay - Uncovered ! - Discover what lies behind this tiny hatch.

737-500 Flightdeck - A detailed photographic study of a 737-500 flightdeck.

The Walkaround - A photographic tour of items not to miss on an external check.

Wheel-Well - Wheel-well map, interactive quiz and all major components photographed and identified.


News Reports

A compilation of links to major 737 news stories with a downloadable archive.


Tech Specs

Technical specifications & line drawings of every series of 737 produced.




History and development of the 737. Every series and version of the 737 described.


100 | 200 | 200Adv | 200C / QC | T43A | Surveiller


300 | 400 | 500


600 | 700 | 800 | 900| BBJ | Cargo versions | Convertible | C-40 | AEW&C | MMA | SIGINT


-7 | -8 | -9 | -10 (Mad Max) | -200 | BBJ 2 MAX | BBJ 3 MAX



Accident Reports

A complete listing of every 737 write-off, fatal or otherwise, with accident summaries collected from various sources.

Compilations of reports are also listed for the following accidents:

Thai 737 Explosion - Articles from the press and official sources following the Thai 737-400 explosion at Bangkok 3 Mar 2001.

Flash Airlines Accident - Articles from the press and official sources following the Flash Airlines 737-300 accident at Sharm-el -Sheikh, 3 Jan 2004.


Accident News

This page features minor accidents ie non-write-offs. I have also included some press reports about incidents, not to endorse any media sensationalism where it exists, but rather to show the knowledgeable reader with his knowledge of the aircraft and the industry, how events can be misunderstood or misrepresented. Since the layman knows no better, this is unfortunately the way he will see the event.


The Rudder Story

A detailed account of the history of the rudder problems and solutions.



A compilation of recent news items concerning 737 orders, deliveries and fleet movements.



Stories and articles from John lamming and other 737 pilots including a detailed account about operations into La Paz, Bolivia - elevation 13,000ft.


737 Related Links


A compilation of links to other sites with useful 737 content. It is divided it into the following sections:



A list of common abbreviations used throughout the site.

Met Brief

Links to various sites of aviation meteorology. From here you can get METAR's, TAF's, Satellites, charts & more.


Photo Gallery

Various photos of mine from the office window.

Aviation Links A short list of useful links. Divided into the following sections:

Forums | Aircrew sites |Organisations | Miscellaneous

This is where you will find any similar sites relating to other aircraft.


Humour A collection of jokes, acronyms and of course the classic tech log entries.


Full list of contents

List of all Pages - Last updated: 9 Feb 2017

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The Boeing 737 Technical Site
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
Contact Details
737 Systems Descriptions
Boeing 737 Systems Quiz
Boeing 737 Pilots Notes
Technical Photographs of the Boeing 737
Boeing 737 News Stories
History, Development & Variants of the Boeing 737
Boeing 737 Detailed Technical Data
737 Accident News
Flightdeck Photos
Boeing 737 Winglets
Boeing 737 Orders and Deliveries
Photo Gallery
Boeing 737 Production
Boeing 737 Links
The Boeing 737 MAX-7/-8/-9 - MAXs
The Boeing 737 Technical Site - Map
The Boeing 737 Technical Guide
The Boeing 737 Technical Guide - eBook
Privacy policy
Boeing 737 MAX - Differences
Boeing 737 Airworthiness Directives
737 Circuit Breaker Location Chart
PG-GDFC Jet2 737-800 tailstrike on landing
PK-GNK Garuda 737-800 runway excursion on landing
HK-5197 737-400SF runway excursion on landing
737 Heavy Maintenance
737 MAX Flight Test News
737-MAX Flightdeck
West Atlantic 737-300 BDSF G-JMCU
Boeing finalises MAX-10 specifications
PK-MDT 737-500 runway excursion on landing
VT-JBF 737-800 runway excursion on take-off
YR-BAS 737-400 runway excursion on landing
FCC Update P9.0 released
JY-JAQ 737-400 Hard Landing and RH MLG collapse
PK-YSY MLG collapse on landing
737 Tailstrikes
LN-NII 737-800 Take-off and cabin pressurisation incident
FMC Update 14
N278EA 737-700 Runway Overrun on landing
Boeing selects STAECO for 737-800BCF conversions
HK-5139 737-400F MLG Failure on landing
737 MAX - New Engine Panel
737 MAX - FBW Spoiler System
VH-YID 737-800 Overcontrolling in CWS-P injures cabin crew
PK-LIQ 737-400 Runway Overrun
OE-IAG 737-400F MLG Failure on landing
The Boeing 737 Technical Guide - Chinese Edition
EI-EFB 737-800 In-Flight Fumes
PK-BBY 737-300CF Gear collapse on landing
HA-FAX 737-400F Runway Excursion on Landing
Power Plant
B737-800 erroneous airspeed and altitude events
Luxair 737-800 LX-LBB
FMC Update 13
Joseph Sutter, designer of the 737 dies at 95
Tech Specs - MAX's
N766SW Loss of inlet cowl and engine failure
Flight Management Computer
New 737-400 Restauraunt opens in China
FAA SC Issued for 737MAX Non-Rechargeable Lithium Batterys
EX-37005 737-300 landing accident
737NG EASA SIB Issued for Cold Soaked Fuel Frost Dispatch
SAIB issued for 737NG for procedural changes for horizontal stabilizer position settings during de-icing
Blue Air 737-400 YR-BAS
737-MMA / P8A
14 July 2016 - Boeing confirm 1.93m fuselage extension for MAX-7
Boeing 737 Accident Reports
Aviation Weather Links
Various links of interest to commercial pilots
The Overhead Panel
Aircraft General
Fuselage - ATA53
Air Conditioning
Automatics - An illustrated guide to the different MCP's & autopilots used on the 737
The 737 APU
737 Electrics
737 Emergency Equipment
Fire Protection
Flight Controls
Boeing 737 Flight Instruments
Ice & Rain
Landing Gear
Warning Systems
Boeing 737 Limitations
Tech Specs - NG's
Boeing 737-300/400/500 Sample Type Rating Exam Paper
Aircraft General Quiz
Air Conditioning and Pressurisation Quiz
APU Quiz
Automatic Flight Quiz
Communications Quiz
Electrics Quiz
Fire Protection Quiz
Flight Controls Quiz
Flight Instruments Quiz
Fuel Quiz
Hydraulics Quiz
Ice & Rain Protection Quiz
Landing Gear Quiz
737 Aircraft Limitations Quiz
Navigation Quiz
Pneumatics Quiz
Powerplant Quiz
Warning Systems Quiz
B737-400 Differences Quiz
2 Battery Classic (3/4/500) Differences Quiz
737 NG Differences Quiz
737 MAX Differences Quiz
New Normal Procedures
Turbofan Engine Malfunction Recognition and Response
737 Landing Technique
Loss of Thrust on Both Engines
Stories & Articles
737 NG - Fire Protection Notes
737 NG - Ice & Rain Protection Notes
V Speed Calculator
CFM 56 Specific Operating Instructions
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
Boeing 737 Flap-Speed Schedule
Rules of Thumb
Boeing 737 Classic V Speeds
V Speed Calculator
737 Fuel System Schematic Diagram
737 Hydraulic System Schematic Diagram
737-3/500 Air Conditioning System Schematic Diagram
737-400 Air Conditioning System Schematic Diagram
737-400 Air Conditioning System Schematic Diagram
737-200 Adv AFDS
737-200 Adv APU
737-200 Adv Electrics
737-200 Adv JT8D Engine Starts
737-200 Adv Hydraulics
737-200 Adv Performance
737-200 Adv Spoilers
737-200 Adv JT8D-15A Engines
The Walk Around
737 Wheel Well
The E & E bay
The 737 Classic Flightdeck
737 NG/MAX Throttle Quadrant Redesign
Boeing 737 MAX - Photo Gallery
News Archive
737 MAX Powerplant LEAP-1B Receives Joint EASA / FAA Certification
737 MAX production aircraft commences
Cobham Satcom signs TSA with Boeing for Connectivity Systems
Gogo gets STC for 2Ku on 737-800s
Russia suspends then reinstates 737 airworthiness certificate
737NG Freighters
Rockwell Collins� PAVES� on-demand now offered on 737 MAX
737 Completion Plant to open in China
BBJ Gets EASA approval for SSW Modification
Boeing revises performance assumptions
FAA Approves Satlink Max for the 737
The First Flight of the Boeing 737
Will Boeing drop the MAX -7
13 Apr 2015 - Boeing Evaluates Passenger/Cargo Combi BBJ
13 Jan 2015 - Boeing sees no business case at present for offering an extended-range version of its largest 737 jet
Latest 737 News
Boeing 737 100/200 - Originals
The T-43A
Boeing 737 300/400/500 - Classics
Boeing 737 600/700/800/900 - NGs
The Boeing 737 NSA
Tech Specs - Originals
Tech Specs - Classic's
Final report issued for LN-RPA 737-600 excessive elevator control Forces on approach
PK-LBS 737-800 Collision on take-off
Final report issued for LN-RCZ 737-800 Runway Overrun at Oslo
A6-FDN 737-800 Loss of Control during Go-Around
VP-BBN 737-500 Loss of control after go-around
CP-2552 737-300 Runway Overrun
VT-AXE 737-800 Heavy landing
03 Dec 2015 - B-2954 737-300F multiple tyre burst on take-off
26 Nov 2015 - XA-UNM 737-300 Gear collapse on landing
VH-VZR 737-800 Tailstrike on take-off
PK-LBO 737-900ER Runway excursion on landing
JA342J 737-800 Engine Failure
AP-BJO 737-400 Runway excursion on landing
Peruvian Airlines 737-300 OB-2040-P MLG collapse on landing at Cusco
4X-EKA 737-800 Engine Failure and RTO
OK-TVT 737-800 Hard landing
G-GDFT 737-300 In-flight electrical failure and evacuation
VH-YIR Loss of Separation due to Incorrect Flight Mode
N753SW Nose gear collapse during landing
737-300 Wake vortex encounter
5N-BLE Runway Excursion
VH-VYE Inadvertent Glideslope Capture at FL390
EI-DAH Loss of Cabin Pressure
VT-JGA Landing Gear Failure on Landing
EI-STD Partial Landing Gear Failure
LN-DYM Near Stall Incident
ZQ-ZQG Stab Trim Incident
AP-BKC Landing Accident
ET-AQV Runway Excursion on Landing Incident
Incident 737-400 AP-BJN
Incident EI-EFB Tailstrike
A6-FEK IFE Smoke Incident
YA-PIE Landing Incident
737-800 TC-JGE Accident at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam - 25 February 2009
Thai 737-400 Fuel Tank Explosion - 3 Mar 2001
Flash Airlines Accident - 3 Jan 2004
737 Flightdeck Geneology
737-100/200 Flightdeck
737-200Adv Flightdeck
737-3/4/500 Flightdeck
737-NG Flightdeck
737 Centre Instrument Panel
White Ice
Ryanair 737-800, EI-CSF
TUI 737 Contrails
737-300 Night Flightdeck
On Approach
Travel Service Touchdown
Small Planet Take-off
Sun Express 737-800 TC-SNY
Turkish 737-800 TC-JFO
Thomson 737-800 G-FDZP
Tails of Amsterdam
Transaero 737-700 EI-RUM
TC-JGM Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800
Transaero 737-700 EI-RUL
Air X Charter 737-500 VIP 9H-OME
TF-BBJ, 737-400SF, Bluebird Cargo, Keflavik 8/2/16.
Wuleen Investment Corporation 737-7JW BBJ VP-CZW
Cello Aviation 737-300 G-MISG
Delta 737-200 N314DA
Air Berlin 737-700 D-ABAB
SP-KPK Air Polonia Boeing 737-400
737 Component Suppliers
Account of the first flight of the 737 MAX
Astronomical Orbital Updates
Birdstrike Damage
Instrument Probes
Pre-Conditioned Air
Static Discharge Wicks
Lightning Strike
737 Nose Wheel
Unpaved Strip Kit
Generators - CSD, VSCF & IDG
Refuelling Panel
Fuel Tank Vents
Fuel Floatstick/Dripstick
Brake Accumulator
Brake Wear Pin
Hydraulic Return Filters
APU Fire Bottle Pressure Gauge & Indicators
APU Oil Panel
737 Tailskid
Engine Oil
Wheel Well - Forward
Wheel Well - Stbd Aft
Wheel Well - Port
Wheel-Well - Overhead
Nose-Wheel Well
Main wheel-well comparison
The Rudder Story
Stories & Articles
Stories from the Horror Box
Operations into La Paz - Elevation 13,325ft
Bonkers in Bonriki
Aircraft Nicknames
Airline Acronyms
09 Dec 2015 - Aux fuel system offered by Long Range
SAIB NM-15-03
Latest 737 News
737 Manuals For Sale
Standard EADI
Speed Tape EADI
Nav Mode
Plan Mode
Full VOR/ILS Mode
Expanded VOR/ILS Mode
Map Mode
Center Map Mode
Tyre Wear
C-40 Clipper
The Rudder System
Report on the 2000 Boeing 737 rudder conference
FMC Update 10.7
737 Flightdeck Geneology
Why I Want to be a Pilot
The Airline Pilots Sketch
Flying Jokes
Flight Attendant Humour
The Home Study Simulator Course
Travel Agents Tales
Why Aeroplanes are Better than Women
MD Questionnaire
About Captains
The Flying Poem - Explained
The Full Circle
Piloting Quotations
Progress Report
Regulation of Mile High Club Operations
Captain 1.0
Tech Log Entries
Nicola's Drawing
Helios Accident Report
737-3/4/500 C/B location diagrams
FMC Update 10.8 and 10.8A
FMC Update 11
FMC Update 12
LY-FLB Ground Fire
Safety on Board
737-700C Convertible
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