Sign in to follow this  
Guest oyvindhansen

1,500th 737 NG

Recommended Posts

Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Alright Boeing! That is a huge accomplishment.

Share this post


Link to post

Did you know that Boeing has sold more 737NGs than Airbus has sold A330s ans A310s? 737NG - 1,500 A-310, 330 - 849. Also Boeing has sold, 941 767s and 1,050 757s. I don't have the numbers for the 747 or 777. Just some cool info!

Share this post


Link to post

It isn't fair to compare sales of the 737NG with a widebody like the A330.- Oyvind

Share this post


Link to post

Ok, so lets not compare the 737NG to the A330. Lets do the 757 and 767 against the A310/330. 757 - 1,050 orders, 767 - 941 orders, A310/330 - 849 orders.

Share this post


Link to post

The 330 was launched years later than the 767/757, thus it would be natural to compare sales only over the period when they were both at the market. The A300/310 was never a big success I guess, and I consider them to be inferior to the 757/767. They also lack commonality with the other Airbuses.- Oyvind

Share this post


Link to post

Actually, I think that you'll find that Boeing has sold more 737s than Airbus has of everything in their fleet, combined. :)

Share this post


Link to post

Well, duh! Boeing had been selling the 737 for almost 20 years when the A320 was introduced, so what would you expect? One can make an infinite amount of insignificant statistics to make things sound very impressive.Boeing has been around since the dawn of aviation, so naturally they've built a lot of aircraft. The companies that constitute Airbus also have a long history in aviation. But it doesn't matter, the only thing they have is what they can sell, and currently they are about fifty-fifty.- Oyvind

Share this post


Link to post

Only 3 aircraft have sold more than the 737NG. The 737 classic, the 727, and the A320. It took the 737NG 6 years to reach the 1,500th aircraft, the 737 classic 10 years, the 727 12 years and the A320 14 years. Need I say more?

Share this post


Link to post

>Well, duh! Boeing had been selling the 737 for almost 20>years when the A320 was introduced, so what would you expect? Well, duh! Airbus started giving away A300s in, what, 1972? We're talking about all lines, not just A320s. Chill out - we're just talking about how many 737s there are out there. No need to get so defensive. :)

Share this post


Link to post

Sure there are a lot of 737s out there. Still Apples and Oranges though. You have Boeing, introducing the followup to the the 727, the worlds best selling narrow body at the time. On the other hand you have Airbus, with no track record, and their only product being a medium size widebody with limited range, a category that is of fairly limited use for airlines. And that remained the picture far into the next decade.- Oyvind

Share this post


Link to post

About the track record, Boeing has a record for making expensive aircraft, while Airbus now has a record for making cheap ones.

Share this post


Link to post

Two different philosophies I guess. I am by no means an expert, but I have the impression that Boeings are a bit more heavily constructed than what is really needed. Maybe it stems from their background as a warplane maker? They also frequently use more powerful engines than Airbus (with the A320 as an exception). Airbuses are made to be fuel efficient, and to be comfortable to passengers (and that, in my own experience, is true, the A320 is roomier and more comfortable than the 737NG), but appears to be more "plasticy". There is, however no indication that Airbus aircraft are less safe than Boeings. As the missile strike incident in Bagdhad showed, even an A300 can take some battle damage :).

Share this post


Link to post

>the A320 is roomier and more comfortable>than the 737NG), but appears to be more "plasticy". "Roomier" = each A32X passenger in coach gets less than an inch more seat room than the 737NG (or Boeing single aisle) passenger, and less head room, due to the higher floor. It's amazing how people can "feel" that big difference. :)And, Airbus' per passenger, burn more fuel than comparable Boeing.

Share this post


Link to post

Can't say that headroom matters much to me (I'm average height), so I haven't noticed that. However, I think there is a noticeable difference, at least in ones that SAS operates, and they generally use comfortable seat configurations. The walls appear flatter, the cabin is slightly wider. Don't like the small windows. However none of them is as good as the MD-80 series IMO (except the back of the cabin).- Oyvind

Share this post


Link to post

I've ridden on 2 Airbuses, and 3 Boeings. The Airbuses were and A320, and an A330. The Boeings were a 737, 757, and recently a 777. The 737, true, is a little more cramped (Although its hardly noticable) but the 757, 777 was much more roomier than the Airbuses. Personally, I feel safer riding on an aircraft that is made by a company that has alot of experience, than a company that is un-experienced. By the way, did you hear how Boeing caught 2 Airbus employees touring a plant with special shoes that were designed to pick up metal shavings off the floor? Why would they want to do that, if Airbuses are so much better than Boeings????:-roll Hmmm.....

Share this post


Link to post

Oyvind, don't post you answer here, I started a new topic called "Boeing vs. Airbus". Just FYI.

Share this post


Link to post

Now you are getting ridiculous. No one's said that Airbuses are much better, they are just different. Don't know what metal shavings has to do with a cabin space. If Airbus wants to get info about what Boeing puts into their products there are plenty of aircraft available for examination. I'm sure the two manufacturers look at each others products. And Airbus is not inexperienced because: (1) they have been around since the sixties (you pick up some experience in 40 years) and (2) have designed a whole family of well received aircraft. Also (3) the consortium is made up of independent manufacturers that themselves have long traditions in aircraft making.Edit: too late :) Boeing vs. Airbus huh? Belive me, those threads never get anywhere...- Oyvind

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this