Southwest orders 737-X

From:         "Patrick M. Chaney" <pmc9439@aw101.iasl.ca.boeing.com>
Date:         19 Nov 93 16:28:43 PST
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The Boeing Company board of directors has authorized the go-ahead for
the next-generation 737 program based on the Southwest order, which is 
subject to the signing of a definitive agreement.

The 737-X will have an increased range of 2.950 nautical miles, and will be
able to fly at an altitude of 41,000 feet, compared with 37,000 feet for the
current 737 and 39,000 feet for the A320.  Economical cruise speeds for the
737-X will be .78 to .80 Mach (530 m.p.h.), compared with the current .745
Mach.  Maximum takeoff weight will be 133,000 pounds in the basic configuration
and 153,000 pounds in the high gross-weight configuration.

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