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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Boeing 737: Midwest Aviation Commercial Airline Workhorse

By Carmelo Turdo
The Boeing 737 family of commercial jetliners has been a staple of most airlines in the U.S. and around the world since the late 1960s. The aircraft fit nicely into the Boeing 707 and 727 family of jets, even using the same upper fuselage for production compatibility and to save time getting the aircraft into service. The 100-200 series numbered over 1,800 before the Classic 737-300 and later models were introduced, featuring turbofan engines and more passenger capacity. Nearly 2,000 of those were produced before the Next Generation series was introduced in the late 1990s. 

Featured here is a selection of later model 737s seen in the Midwest, including those flown by commercial airlines, charter services, private owners as the Boeing Business Jet and by the U.S. Air Force as the  C-40 Clipper.  

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Boeing Business Jet

Delta Airlines

Eastern Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Swift Air Charter 

United Airlines

United States Air Force

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