It's the workhorse of the Boeing fleet.
The venerable 737.
Boeing celebrated a milestone on Wednesday as they delivered the 8,000th 737 off the production line. It was delivered to United Airlines and it was a milestone plane. It was a Next-Generation 737-900ER with a special logo.
The 737 may be the best-selling airplane of all time, becoming the first commercial plane to hit the 8,000 plane mark.
And the hits will keep on coming. More and more 737's will be sold.
The 737 has a strong backlog with more than 3,700 airplanes on order. This would include include 1,934 orders for the new 737 MAX.
"The 737 program continues to innovate with new features and technology, meeting the needs of our customers now and into the future," said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Boeing has a long and treasured history with United Airlines, and we're proud they're taking delivery of this milestone airplane."
United has been one of the best customers of the 737.
Since 1965, United Airlines has received more than 550 737s and that includes most every model.
"We're thrilled to celebrate this huge achievement with Boeing," added Ron Baur, vice president of fleet, United Airlines. "The 737 has been an integral part of our narrowbody fleet and we are pleased to continue this tradition by being the North American launch customer for the new 737 MAX 9."
Looks like some good news for Boeing 737 fans. The new models that are getting delivered are replacing the older 737's that are being retired.