New-generation 737 dimensions.

From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         10 Feb 96 15:12:14 
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A previous post inquired about the relative lengths of the 737 family.
Here are the official dimensions as taken from our 737 product marketing
book.

737-500  Overall length- 101 ft 9 in.  Height- 36 ft 6 in.  Span- 94 ft 9 in.
737-600  Overall length- 102 ft 6 in.  Height- 41 ft 3 in.  Span- 112 ft 7 in.

737-300  Overall length- 109 ft 7 in.  Height- 36 ft 6 in.  Span- 94 ft 9 in.
737-700  Overall length- 110 ft 4 in.  Height- 41 ft 2 in.  Span- 112 ft 7 in.

737-400  Overall length- 119 ft 7 in.  Height- 36 ft 6 in.  Span- 94 ft 9 in.
737-800  Overall length- 129 ft 6 in.  Height- 41 ft 2 in.  Span- 112 ft 7 in.

The -500 and -600 share the same fuselage, as do the -300 and -700.  The
slight differences in overall lengths are due to the wider sweptback span
of the horizontal stabilizers on the X-series.  The fuselage of the -800,
however, is slightly longer than the -400's fuslelage.

The new 737 family offers a variety of flight deck display options that
are loaded into the system via floppy disk.  This will allow an airline to
configure their primary flight and navigation displays to resemble the
older 737s in their fleets, or to use the latest "777" type displays.  The
new 737s all will be GPS-capable, and will be able to take advantage of
CNS/ATM (or FANS as it's sometimes called) as it's introduced around the
world.  Finally, the new 737 family offers an overhead TV entertainment
system as an option.  This systems appears to be similar to the overhead
monitor system some airlines have installed in their 757s.  Naturally, an
airline could opt to install a seatback video system if they didn't mind
the extra weight and complexity.

C. Marin Faure
author, Flying A Floatplane