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1998 - 2010 Boeing 737 -600

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The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company is constantly evaluating new technologies and designs to develop existing aircraft for customers and in 1967 this company introduced a short - and medium - range airliner, the twin-engine 737. Since then, this aircraft has become the best-selling commercial jet in the world. Now, the 737 is still being fabricated, and permanent enhancements are made. Several versions have been developed, principally to increase seating capacity and range.

This aircraft is based on a key Boeing philosophy of delivering value-added technology to airlines with reliability, credibility, simplicity and reduced operating and maintenance costs.
Every day approximately six million people board airplanes and land safely at their destinations.
Flying is one of the safest modes of transportation today.
The overall safety record of commercial aircrafts is exceptional and has been progressively improving over time.

Boeing 737-the bestselling jetliner

Since the Next-Generation 737 put into service in 1998, Boeing Company has brought several value-added characteristics to improve the functioning, maintenance, navigation and comfort of airplane, enhancements that will benefit both operators and passengers.
The 737-600 is the direct substitution of the 737-500 and competes with the A318. This is the only Boeing 737 still in production that does not include winglets as an option.

Boeing 737-600 is the smallest aircraft of the 737 new generation family, having between 110-132 seats, this aircraft was launched in 1995 and come into service in 1998, with the launch of customer Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). The 737-600 is in service with airlines including Air Algerie, GECAS, Tunis Air and also Lauda Air.
Some important facilities of this aircraft are: an increase wing span, a higher tail fin, a 25-percent increase in wing area, providing a corresponding increase in fuel capacity.

A total of 69 Boeing 737-600 airplanes have been sent with no further announced unfilled orders as of January 2010.
With a Boeing 737 taking off every 5.6 seconds from the world’s airports, these are the best selling aircraft in aviation history with more than 5,000 orders to date.

Boeing 737 -600 Exterior

Boeing 737 -600

The 737-600 is one of the newest and most technologically complex aircrafts in that can fly higher, faster and farther than its competition.
The 737’s new wing has greater chord, span and wing area, while the tail surfaces are also bigger. The 2.4m (8ft) high winglets first developed for the Boeing Business Jet development are now offered as an option on the 737-700 (and -800).
The fuselage is of fail-safe aluminum design. The wings of the aircraft are of fail-safe design with aluminum alloy-structure with a corrosion-resistant skin. The nosecone, wing and fuselage fairings, fin tips, the fairings of the flap actuators and other non-stressed components are made from carbon fiber and glass reinforced plastics (GFRP and CFRP).

The wing span - 5.43m

The aircraft is outfitted with tricycle-type hydraulically operated retractable landing gear. The gear has oleo-pneumatic shock absorbers designed. The main wheels retract inwards with the wheels forming the well seal; the wells have no doors.
The carbon brakes, designed by Messier-Bugatti of France, offer a weight saving of between 250kg (550lb) and 320kg (700lb), varying on aircraft model, compared to steel brakes.
All three variants (Boeing 737 -600,-700,-800) will have a common wing span enlarged considerably over the earlier series by 17ft 8 in (5.43m), with the height increased consistently. More appreciably the wing area is enlarged by 25 percent to 1.340sq ft (125sq m), allowing 30 percent more fuel to be carried and significantly enhancing the range.

Boeing 737 -600 Interior

Boeing 737 -600

The new style interior on the 737 Next Generation is enhanced compared to the previous style interior used on the Boeing 757-200 and the Boeing 737 Classic.
The 737 style incorporates some important features of the 777-style interior, most obviously larger, more rounded overhead bins and curved ceiling panels.
The interior of the 737 Next Generation also became the standard interior on the Boeing 757-300.
The operators cabin was made more durable and flexible, also the interior floor, wall, the seat materials can be easily cleaned and also have a remarkable duration of wear.
Optional, convertible seats make it possible to easily change the passenger cabin to accommodate a variety of airline seat configuration requirements.


The Cabin

The cabins are typically arranged in a two-class configuration with first-class passengers four abreast and tourist-class passengers six abreast.
You could benefit of air conditioned with a three-wheel air cycle environmental control system, the airstairs are optional for the forward cabin, allowing the aircraft to operate at airports with limited amenities and also of two underfloor baggage holds. The rear hold can be fitted with a telescopic baggage conveyor.
The spacious cabin will permit to the customers to indicate interior fittings, ranging from office and conference amenities to private suites with shower facilities.

Capacity

Flightcrew of two. 737-600 - 110 passengers in two classes or 132 in a single class.

Boeing 737 -600 Avionics:

Boeing 737 -600

The flight deck accommodates the pilot and co-pilot. The flight deck is outfitted with a Common Display System (CDS) from Honeywell Air Transport Systems incorporating six flat panel liquid crystal displays. A head up display can be fitted as an option.
The CDS software can be programmed to permit the presentation of data in a format replicating that of previous 737 electronic flight systems.
Also this aircraft can be fitted with an optional global positioning system, satellite communications and a dual flight management system.
The increase in range is almost 900nm, better than current models, permitting US transcontinental flights for the first time. Perhaps surprisingly the manufacturer is remaining with conventional flying control systems rather than the fly-by-wire system used by their rival - Airbus.

Boeing 737 -600 Engines:

Boeing 737 -600

Among the many improvements, the Next Generation 737s feature more efficient CFM56-7B18 turbofans. The CFM56-7 associates the core of the CFM56-5 with the CFM56-3’s low pressure compressor and a 1.55m (61in) fan.
The Boeing 737-600 aircrafts have the same fuselage as the 737-500 and fitted with new wing, tail sections and stabilizer.
This aircraft has 110 to 132 passengers’ seats, in a two-class or one-class arrangement.

TopSpeed is 544 mph

Being powered by two fuel efficient and low noise CFM56-7B18 engines, Boeing 737 -600 travels at a cruise speed of Mach 0.785 for over 3,000 nautical miles.
CFM is a joint venture of General Electric Co. of the US and Snecma of France.
The rear of the engine nacelles are produced of graphite, Kevlar and glass fiber composites.
These engines will make possible to fly faster and further than previous 737s with less noise and fewer emissions. Noise on the ground will also be reduced due to a new diffuser duct and cooling vent silencer on the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).

Boeing 737 -600 Safety

Boeing 737 -600

The overall safety record of commercial aircrafts is exceptional and has been progressively improving over time.
The 737 series is the most-ordered and most-produced jet airliner in history as of April 2009.This aircraft takes off somewhere in the world every 5 seconds.
There are a lot of reasons why the Boeing are the best selling aircrafts in aviation history with more than 5,000 orders to date.

The exceptional performance and payload are the most important characteristics but we can add the interior comfort, reliability, value and the peace of mind that comes standard with every Boeing aircraft.
Safety commences with a durable and stable airframe that is stress-tested five times the aircraft’s regular lifetime.


Production

737-600 - 81 ordered and 47 delivered by October 2002.

Boeing 737-600 - Technical Characteristics

Cockpit crewTwo
Typical 2-class configuration110
Typical 1-class configuration132
Cargo720 cu ft (20.4 cu m)
Engines (maximum thrust)CFMI CFM56-7 22,700 lb
Maximum Fuel Capacity6,875 U.S. gal (26,020 L)
Maximum Takeoff Weight145,500 lb (66,000 kg)
Maximum Range3,050 nautical miles (5,648 km)
Maximum Cruise Speed (at 35,000 feet)Mach 0.82 (544 mph, 876 km/h, 473 kt)
Basic Dimensions
Wing Span112 ft 7 in (34.3 m)
With Winglets117 ft 5 in (35.8 m)
Overall Length102 ft 6 in (31.2 m)
Tail Height41 ft 3 in (12.6 m)
Interior Cabin Width11 ft 7 in (3.53 m)

 


Pricing and costs

The list prices for Boeing 737s as of Jan 2010 were as follows:
Boeing 737-600 - $51.5 – 58.5 million USD



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