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Boeing 737-566

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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 -500 was the third of the New Generation 737 family, it was shorter than the -300 and shared the CFM56-3 engine in large nacelles under the wing, and the modernised cabin.

Summary data for Boeing 737 500
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA19893893002108 - 132


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

Used the CFM56-3B1 at 20000lb thrust as standard


Dimensions for Boeing 737 500
Length101 ft. 9 in.
Wing Span94 ft. 9 in.
Height36 ft. 9 in.
Empty Weight70,510 lbs.
Max Weight133,500 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 737 500
Max Speed493 kts
Cruise Speed430 kts
Ceiling37,000 ft.
Max Range2,420nm (Range at Max. take off weight)

Updated 2nd June 2011

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