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I'm trying to identify specific 737 aircraft within a model number.Does anyone know what the 737-832, 737-8KN, 737-8QR, etc., mean?I guess these are all 737-800's ...

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The last two digits are Boeing customer codes. The first is the series, ie. -800832 = Delta AirlinesI am not sure who KN or QR are.Brent Hebert

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This isn't an absolute answer, but in addition to what's already been said, in my experience any product code in letters, ie "KN" or "QR", has almost always been a cargo variant of some sort. This isn't always the case, however:Hapag-Lloyd's 737-8K5 D-AHFG is a cargo carrier, but Virgin Blue's 737-8BK VH-VOA is not.On the numbers end, take Northwest as an example. Any Boeing in their fleet, with the exception of any a/c bought from another airline, is a XXX-X51, i.e. 747-451, 727-251. I think United's is XXX-X22, 747-422 etc.

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It is hazy now, but many times it's 747 (Model) -4 (variant) 51 (Customer number)- so Northwest is 747-451. Now that Boeing has more than 99 customers, it has changed.For example, 737-301's are Ex- Piedmont (737-401's are as well), While the 737-3B4 are US Air(ways) ordered aircraftMost of the Southwest Airlines jets are 737-(2,3,5,7)H4 So apparantly, the last 2 characters are the customer ID still.A search turns up this: All fo the Boeing Customer numbers :)http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/planes/q0048.shtmlTim

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On a...somewhat...related note, does anybody know why KLM's new 738s and 739s carry the Transavia code of K2 versus KLM's own 06? This has been bugging me for a while...I'm guessing that KLM and Transavia are related somehow...but still, I would think that KLM would keep their own code.

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Perhaps Transavia put of delivery of their order and KLM took delivery instead.Virgin Blue operate a number of different coded 737s that were due for delivery to other airlines.

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