The Boeing 737-800 is an expanded version of the 737-700, and substitutes the 737-400.
This aircraft was launched by Hapag-Lloyd Flug (now TUIfly) in 1994 and entered service in 1998.
The first Boeing 737-800 was delivered to Hapag-Lloyd in 1998. More than 2,240 Next The Boeing 737 Next Generation is represented of the -600/-700/-800/-900 series of the Boeing 737 after the inauguration of the -300/-400/-500 Classic series.

  • 1998 - 2010 Boeing 737-800
  • Year:
    1998- 2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
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  • Top Speed:
    583 mph
  • Price:
    70.5 to 79 million

These aircrafts are produced since 1996 and 3,172 737NG airplanes have been delivered as of January 2010. The 737-800 can seat 162 to 189 passengers.

The newest members of the Boeing 737 family - - the 737-600/-700/-800/-900 models — continue the 737’s pre-eminence as the world’s most popular and reliable commercial jet transport. The 737 family has won orders for more than 6,000 airplanes, which is more airplanes than The Boeing Company’s biggest competitor has won for its entire product line since it began business.

The 737NG, are short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliners, also these aircrafts include the -600, -700, -800 and -900 models, and is to date the most important upgrade of the airframe. The improvement of the 737NG is, in essence, that of a new airplane, but important commonality is preserved from previous 737. The wing area was modified, increased by 25% and the span by 16 ft (4.88 m), which increased the total fuel capacity by 30%. Produced since 1996, 3,172 737NG aircraft have been delivered as of January 2010.

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The Boeing Business Jet Two (BBJ2) is a 737-800 delivered without any interior furnishings. The customer can install specific interior configurations.

On March 13, 1998, the 737-800 earned type certification from the FAA; JAA type validation followed April 9, 1998 and the first delivery was to German carrier Hapag-Lloyd in spring 1998.

The major customers are: American Airlines (125 aircraft), Ryan Air (281 plus 145 options), Delta Airlines (132), Qantas (20), Air Europa (18), Hainan Airlines (25), Shandong Airlines (12), Virgin Blue (ten plus 40 options), GOL (60 plus 41 options), Alaskan Airlines (35 plus 15 options), Air China (25), Air Berlin (60) and Malaysia Airlines (35 plus 20 options).
The 737-800 is the basis for the Boeing Business Jet 2 (BBJ2).

A version of the 737-800, the 737-800ERX was chosen as the airframe for the US Navy’s new Multi-Mission Maritime (MMA) aircraft, designated P-8A, in June 2004.

The 737-400X was improved, becoming the 737-800 aircraft but is considerably longer at 39.4m (129ft 6in) and seats up to 189.

There are some advantages and differences than the -700 like:

  • Engine thrust increased to 26,400Lbs.
  • Fuselage plugs of 3m (fwd) and (2.84m (aft).
  • Additional overwing exits (similar to -400)
  • Tailskid added to section 48 (same as -400).
  • Environmental Control System riser ducts added (same as -400).
  • 44.5in (1.13m) tyres, heavy-duty wheels and brakes.
  • Re-gauged skins and stringers in wing and centre section.
  • Resized main landing gear structure.

Like the others aircraft models (Boeing 737 -600, -700, -900), the -800 has been improved with winglets as standard, that significantly will reduce aerodynamic drag, also will decrease the fuel consumption by up to 7%.

In 2005/6 was developed a short field performance improvement package, to permit GOL airlines to manage their 737-800’s into the 1,465m (4,800ft) Santos Dumont airport, this becoming an important option for Boeing 737-800 aircraft and standard on the 737-900ER.

Boeing 737-800 ERX

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This is a planned heavier (83,500kg MTOW), being a longer range version of the -800 being offered to meet the needs of the MMA.
The first delivery of this aircraft was in 2007 and it has numerous components from the Boeing 900X aircraft, including its heavier gauge wing, nose & main gear and section 44 (wing-body join section). It also has some components from the BBJ1. Unique characteristics to the -800ERX will contain strengthening to the empennage.

American Airlines take two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in April 2009. The new aircraft is the first of 84 737-800s that will arrive through the first quarter of 2011.
Spurred by the successes of the 737 family, Boeing unveiled the third generation 737s in the 1990s.

The largest aircrafts of the strong selling 737 family

These comprised the -600 (108 seat), -700 (146 seat), and -800 (160 seat) versions.

These new aircrafts have the characteristics like: even more fuel capable and quieter engines as well as larger wings, improved avionics, and lower operating costs.

Boeing’s Next Generation 737-800 and 737-900 are the largest aircrafts of the strong selling 737 family.
The Boeing -800 and -900 introduce new fuselage lengths, extending 737 single class seating range out to 189, compared with 100 in the Boeing 737-100.

The the -800 also includes more efficient CFM56-7B turbofans, the new wing with greater chord, span and wing area, larger tail surfaces and the 777 style EFIS flightdeck with six flat panel LCDs which can show information as on the 777 or as on the 737-300/400/500 series, the latter permitting a common pilot type rating for the two 737 families. A HUD is optional. BBJ style winglets are offered as an optional characteristic for the -800.

The -800 has sold quite well since its launch, in 2002 was the highest selling Next Generation model.

Boeing 737-800 Exterior

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An extraordinary blend of speed, capability, range, safety, price and cost of ownership make the customers to give an excellent feedback, all these being said we can affirm that Boeing 737-800 is endowed with the distinguished exterior design.
There many benefits of the Boeing 737-800. This aircraft offered Messier-Bugatti’s new carbon brakes for the Next-Gen 737s, which are intended to replace steel brakes and will diminish the weight of the brake package by 550-700 pounds (250-320 kilograms) depending on whether standard or high-capacity steel brakes were fitted. Performance benefits include fuel burn reductions of up to 3.5 percent and increased range.

Basic Dimensions
Wing Span 112 ft 7 in (34.3 m)
With Winglets 117 ft 5 in (35.8 m)
Overall Length 129 ft 6 in (39.5 m)
Tail Height 41 ft 2 in (12.5 m)
Interior Cabin Width 11 ft 7 in (3.53 m)

Boeing 737-800 Interior

Referring to the passenger cabin, the new style interior on the 737 Next Generation enhanced on the previous style interior used on the Boeing 757-200 and the Boeing 737 Classic by incorporating select features of the 777-style interior, most noticeably 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 737-800 seats 162 passengers in a two class setup, or 189 in one class, and competes with the A320. For many airlines in the U.S., the 737-800 replaced aging Boeing 727-200 trijets.
The 737-800 aircraft wants to replace the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 series airplane in airline service;

A spacious feeling

The 737-800 passenger cabin is updated with contoured walls and ceilings to give a spacious feeling and greater stowage capacity.
New First Class and coach seats will offer improved living space and comfort. In addition, new "big bins" for overhead storage will considerably increase passenger cabin luggage storage capacity by allowing roll-aboards to be loaded wheels first, making larger the standard roll-aboards storage capacity by almost double.
The voyagers can now plug in laptops and other portable electronic equipment just as they would at the home or office. There is one power port per seat in First Class and two ports per three seats in coach class. Over time, American plans to endow these aircraft with AirCell’s Gogo® Inflight Internet service, which will permits passengers to surf the Web, check e-mail, and send instant messages conveniently from the air.
Announced in 1999, the BBJ 2 is based on the 737-800. It has 25 percent more interior space than the BBJ and twice the luggage space. Production of the first BBJ 2 began in September 2000, with entry into service in February 2002.

Boeing 737-800 Avionics

Improved Avionics

In the flight deck, large liquid-crystal displays are complemented by industry-leading display and flight-management software that diminishes flight delays and increases safety and flight-crew efficiency: Vertical Situation Display, which gives you the current and predicted flight path of the airplane and shows potential conflicts with terrain, and the Head-Up Display (HUD), which provides “eye-level” flight and safety information. 
Inflight entertainment will contain 20 drop-down LCD monitors mounted in passenger service units under overhead storage bins. The new aircrafts have 110V AC power available to all passengers — a first in American Airlines fleet history and a customer convenience that ends the need for power adapters.

Boeing 737-800 Engine

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New quieter more fuel-efficient engines are used; this aircraft being powered by two fuel efficient and low noise CFM56-7 engines and flies at a cruise speed of Mach 0.785 at ranges of over 3,000 nautical miles.
These improvements combine to increase the 737-800’s range by 900 nmi, now allowing transcontinental service. A flight test program was operated by 10 aircraft; 3 -600s, 4 -700s, and 3 -800s.

Two CFM56-7 engines

This aircraft burns 850 gallons of jet fuel per hour, or about 80% of the fuel required by an MD-80 on a comparable flight, even while carrying more passengers than the latter.
According to the Airline Monitor, an industry publication, a Boeing 737-800 burns 4.88 gallons of fuel per seat per hour.
The Boeing 737-800 aircraft has the same fuselage as the 737-400 and fitted with new wing, tail sections and stabilizer.
The new deliveries will be added to American’s current fleet of 77 737- 800s and are intended to eventually replace American’s fleet of approximately 270 MD-80s.

Number of Engines 2
Engine Type CFM56-7B
Engine Manufacturer Snecma/G.E.
Wingspan 112’7"
Length 129’6"
Height 41’2"
Total Seats 148
Typical Cruising Altitude 35,000 ft.
Cruising Speed 583 mph

Boeing 737-800 Safety

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Alaska Airlines replaced the MD-80 with the 737-800, making an economy of $2,000 per flight, assuming jet fuel prices of $4 per gallon. The fuel cost of each such flight (2008 prices) on a 737-800 is about $8,500.00.
On 14 August 2008, American Airlines has made 26 orders for the 737-800 (20 are exercised options from previously signed contracts and six are new incremental orders) as well as accelerated deliveries.
A total of 1814 -800, and 14 -800 BBJ aircraft have been delivered with 1,376 unfilled orders as of January 2010.
Ryanair, a European low-cost airline, one of the largest operators of the Boeing 737-800, having a fleet of over 200 aircraft, serves more than 1000 routes across Europe and North Africa.

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Two 107.6kN (24,200lb) CFM56-7B24s, or two 121.4kN (27,300lb) CFM56-7B27s on high gross weight versions.

Typical cruising speed Mach 0.785. Max certificated altitude 41,000ft.
Standard range with 162 passengers 3585km (1990nm) or 5445km (2940nm) for high gross weight version.

Operating empty 41,145kg (90,710lb), max takeoff 70,535kg (155,500lb), high gross weight max takeoff 79,015kg (174,200lb).

Wing span 34.31m (112ft 7in), length 39.47m (129ft 6in), height 12.55m (41ft 2in). Wing area 125.0m2 (1344sq ft).

Flightcrew of two.
Typical two class seating for 162 with 12 first class passengers at four abreast and 91cm (36in) pitch and 150 economy class at six abreast and 81cm (32in) pitch. Max single class seating for 189 at 76cm (30in) pitch.

1028 ordered (including 8 BBJ-2s), with 664 (including 7 BBJ-2s) delivered by October 2002.

Boeing 737-800 price

In 2008 price of this aircraft was between $70.5 to $79 million.


Typical 2-class configuration 162
Typical 1-class configuration 189
Cargo 1,555 cu ft (44 cu m)
Empty 90,560 lb (41,080 kg)
Maximum Fuel Capacity 6,875 U.S. gal (26,020 L)
Max Takeoff 174,200 lb (79,010 kg)
Maximum Range 3,060 nautical miles (5,665 km)
Fuel Capacity internal 6,875 gal (26,025 L)
Thrust 48,000 lb (213.52 kN)
Initial Climb Rate unknown
Service Ceiling (737-900) 41,010 ft (12,500 m)
Cruise Altitude 30,000 ft (9,145 m)
Range 2,930 nm (5,420 km)
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