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Boeing 737-8AL

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Water salute for the Eastern Air Line's first aircraft in Easterns fleet.
Eastern has ordered twenty Boeing 737-800 aircraft. It will be the backbone of Easterns fleet of new fuel efficient WhisperLiners to take to the skies starting in the second quarter of 2015. The inaugural arrival received a water cannon salute, the aircraft was dedicated as The Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, Easterns most famous CEO from 1930 to 1965. Speeches by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Emilio T. Gonzalez, Edward Wegel, and others to welcome the aircraft and the re-launch of Eastern Air Lines in Miami took place.
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Aircraft Data

The B737 is a twin engined short to medium range narrow body airliner. It is the most successful airliner in its class, first delivered in 1967, it has been developed continuously into a family of increasingly capable versions.

The 737-800 is a next generation, stretched and modernised version of the -400, but with modern cockpit, CFM 56-7 engines, a larger wing and improved interior.

Summary data for Boeing 737 800
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA1997215921502162 - 189

Power

2 x CFM CFM56 (18500 - 34000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the CFM56-7B at 26200lb thrust.


Dimensions

Dimensions for Boeing 737 800
Length129 ft. 6 in.
Wing Span112 ft. 7 in.
Height41 ft. 7 in.
Empty Weight91,108 lbs.
Max Weight172,500 lbs.

Performance

Performance of Boeing 737 800
Max Speed473 kts
Cruise Speed450 kts
Ceiling41,000 ft.
Normal Range2,700nm
Max Range3,200nm (Range at max. take off weight)

Updated 2nd June 2011

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Boeing 737-8AL

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19th December 2014
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