Boeing 737-700 General
Boeing 737-700
Medium range airliner
Unit Cost
US$ 47.0 - 55.0 million
Launch Customer

Boeing 737-700 Program Milestones
First order
November 17, 1993
First roll out
December 8 , 1996
First flight
February 9, 1997
Certification FAA
November 7, 1997
Certification JAA
February 19,1998
First delivery
December 17, 1997
In service
January 18 , 1998
Southwest (USA)

Boeing 737-700 Aircraft Dimensions
Cross Section
12 feet 4 inch (3,76m)
Wing Span
112 feet 7 inch (34.32 m)
Stabilo Span
47 feet 1 inch (14,35 m)
110 feet 4 inch (33,63 m)
41 feet 8 inch (12,70 m)

Boeing 737-700 Weights
Maximum Taxi Weight
155.000 lbs
Maximum Take-off Weight
154.500 lbs
Maximum Landing Weight
129.200 lbs
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
121.700 lbs
Max. Structural Payload
38.700 lbs
Max. Cargo
1.002 Cubic Feet
Usable Fuel
46.063 lbs

Boeing 737-700 Seating

One Class
148 Passengers
Mixed Class
128 Passengers

Boeing 737-700 Performance
A - CFM56-7B20 // B - CFM56-7B24
Max Operating Speed
Mach 0.82
Cruising Speed
Mach 0.785
Approach Speed (A)
129 kt (239 km/h)
Approach Speed (A,B)
130 kt (241 km/h)
Max Certified Altitude
41,000 ft (12,500 m)
Design Range (A)
1,540 nm (2,852 km)
Design Range (B)
3,260 nm (6,037 km)

Prices all variants (NG)
Boeing 737-600
47,0 - 55,0
Boeing 737-700
54,0 - 64,0
Boeing 737-800
66,0 - 75,0
Boeing 737-900ER
70,0 - 85,5

All Boeing 737 Variants
Boeing 737-100
Boeing 737-700ER

Boeing 737-700 Information
The Boeing 737-700 was the first to be ordered and manufactured, mid-size version of the NG family, and is equivalent to the classic 737-300. The aircraft can seat up to 126 passengers in a two-class layout and was launched in 1993 by Southwest Airlines who ordered 63 airframes followed by its first delivery in December 1997. Recently, the -700(ER) series was introduced by an order for 2 aircraft from ANA.
Flight controls

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Boeing 737-700 Design
The Boeing 737NG is a conventional, medium-size airliner with podded engines and sweptback wing and tail surfaces. All NG versions have greater range and speed envelopes that previous older generation 737s, and operate with lower noise and emissions. The aircraft is fitted with newer high-lift systems, larger tail surfaces, increased wing area, increased tankage while still being able to use the same runways, taxiways, ramps and gates as preceding variants. All versions are powered by a new variant of the CFM56 turbofan engine and is derated from nominal thrust to suit smaller versions of the family. Ground noise is reduced by approximately 12 dB due to the installment of a new diffuser duct and cooling vent silencer on the APU.
Flight Controls
All flight controls on the 737NG are conventional and hydraulically powered by two independant hydraulic systems with manual reversion for ailerons and elevator. The wings are fitted with three outboard-powered overwing spoiler panels which assist the ailerons in lateral control and also act as airbrakes. Furthermore, the aircraft has leading-edge Krueger flaps inboard and four sections of slats outboard of the engines, two airbrake/lift dumper panels on each wing, inboard and outboard of the engines, and continuous-span, double-slotted trailing-edge flaps inboard and outboard of the engines.
The 737NG has an aluminium alloy dual-path fail-safe two-spar wing structure with a corrosion-resistant 7055-T77 upper skin. The ailerons, elevators and rudder are constructed of graphite composites. The fuselage structure is of the fail-safe construction. The rears of the engine nacelles are of graphite/Kevlar/glass fibre.
The aircraft is operated by a flight crew of two sitting side by side on the flight deck. There is one plug-type door at each corner of the cabin, with passenger doors on the port side and service doors on the starboard side. An optional airstair for the forward cabin is optional and utilized by several airlines. Overwing emergency exits are provided on both sides of the fuselage. The aircraft has a lightweight interior with a movable class divider, overnight seating-pitch flexibility and modular passenger service units that include fold-down video screens in the underside of the baggage bin. All versions have two underfloor baggage hold, both forward and aft of the wing.

The Boeing 737-700 has alternative cabin layouts capable of accomodating 126 to 149 passengers. Typical arrangements offer eight first class seats in a four-abreast seating, and 118 tourist class seats in a six-abreast seating in mixed class. A 149 seat configuration is achieved in an all-tourist class configuration.

The NG series is fitted with a Honeywell 131-9(B) APU with air start capability to maximum certified altitude and 90 kVA electrical load capability to 37,000 feet. Furthermore, a three-wheel air cycle environmental control system with optional ozone converter and digital cabin pressure controls is part of the package.
Standard installation include satellite navigation and an optional satcom and dual FMS (single standard) integrated with the GPS.
The Boeing 737-700 is powered by either two CFM International CFM56-7B20 turbofans, each rated at 91.6 kN (20,600 lb st) standard, or two CFM56-7B24s, each rated at 101 kN (22,700 lb st) in the high gross weight version.
Boeing 737-700 Versions

Boeing 737-700
Baseline and first to be ordered and manufactured version of the 737NG family. Able to seat up to 126 passengers in a typical two-class layout. First aircraft rolled out of the factory in December 1996 with first flight following two months later on February 9, 1997.
Boeing 737-700IGW
Formerly known as the 737-700X. Features an increased gross weight based on the Boeing Business Jet airframe, including foward cargo door. The aircraft is available as the 737-700C (Convertible) and the 737-700C/QC (Convertible / Quick Change). The latter is interchangeable between 140 single-class passengers and eight 88 x 125 inch pallets within just one hour, compared to six hours with the standard -700C.