Continuously manufactured since 1967 with deliveries of over 8800 aircraft to date, the 737 is one of the best selling jet commercial airliners. Originally developed as a shorter, lower cost alternative to the 707 and 727 series, the 737 has matured over the decades into a family of ten passenger models fulfilling a wide variety of roles.
Following closely behind the 737-100 in 1967 and the extended fuselage 737-200 in 1968, the 737-200 Combi allowed for the same aircraft to fill either a full passenger or a full cargo role, or a number of combinations in between. In conjunction with a gravel kit modification, this opened up jet airliner service to many remote and far-flung corners of the globe.
Although the last regular 737-200 left scheduled passenger service in 2008, the versatile and adaptable Combi continues to fill a role as a dependable and uniquely capable aircraft for carrying passengers and freight to the world's most remote communities.
Max Cruise: Mach 0.74 (485 mph, 780 km/h)
Engines: Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Approx. Range: 1,500 nm (2,778 km, 1,726 mi)
Service Ceiling: 37,000 ft (11,300 m)
Maximum Payload: 31,300 lbs (14,197 kgs)