Questions tagged [boeing-737]

A short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner, originally introduced in 1968. With over 10,000 aircraft delivered and over 4600 on order, the Boeing 737 is the most popular commercial jetliner in history.

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What turn to intercept a radial and how to tune in B737ng sim?

Forgive my very amateur questions, I have been out of flying for years now and I am getting fit to fly again after slight setback. I have an opportunity of doing some refresher flying in 737NG ...
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What is the impact of thermal Anti-Ice on descent performance?

I am just another one of the passionate flight simmers trying to understand more about Anti-ice system mechanics. I am talking about the Boeing 737-800 here if it makes a difference. What bothers me ...
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Why wasn't the 737 MAX's landing gear lengthened enough to mount the engines under the wings, rather than in front of them?

The reason Boeing originally added the MCAS to the 737 MAX was to compensate for a slight pitch-up moment generated by the engine nacelles at very high angles of attack. This pitch-up moment occurred ...
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What physical hardware does all the avionics on the B737NG run on? Some processor from the 1980s? Or some new and improved chip?

So, I am a tech guy and likes to fly (in sims) so, I was wondering what physical hardware powers all the 737NG's avionics and related systems (PFD, MFD, EICAS, GPWS etc). Is there an answer to this?
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What does “POS ITERV WAS CHGD” mean on the ACARS page of a Boeing 737?

During the whole flight, the message "POS ITERV WAS CHGD" appeared frequently on the ACARS page of the MCDU (Multipurpose Control and Display Unit). The aircraft is a Boeing 737. I cannot find any ...
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Does the Boeing 737 NG have “5” radar altitude callout?

So, I was watching a video of a Boeing 737 NG land, and heard the "5" callout. Is that an airline option or something? EDIT : link to video
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What could cause the Boeing “Pickle Fork” issues?

The Boeing 737-NG has been in the news recently regarding cracks discovered in the "pickle fork" assembly which transfers loads from the wings to the body of the aircraft. The "pickle fork" was ...
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How to change 737 Max to 737 NG?

With the on going grounding of 737 Max, if some airlines want to change their 737 Max to 737 NG what modification is needed? The main change would be the engine and control system. Any other change is ...
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What is an airliner pilot's first go-to if he or she doesn’t have a positive climb rate immediately after take off?

Take for example a 737. Would the pilot just lower the nose to pick up airspeed, then raise it back up once they’re satisfied? Or maybe retract the flaps a bit? Assuming the throttle is at 94% N1, ...
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How can a runaway trim become so difficult to fight when all a pilot has to do, is “grasp and hold?” [closed]

and how can you even tell the pilots did “grasp and hold” during an investigation? Is it determined based off what they say?
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Why would Boeing be under review if crew-error is determined to be the cause? [closed]

The captain on Lion air's flight 610, re-trimmed the aircraft through 21 MCAS activations. The first officer, who was given control of the aircraft, got 5 more. Although it is speculated that neither ...
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Where and when would a 737-700 be taking off at an altitude of 19 kft?

Another question triggered by reading the 737 technical site; according to this section of the page on the 737's pressurisation system, the 737-700 comes with an option that allows it to safely take ...
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Do all 737NG have inerting systems?

My understanding is that Boeing 737-600/-700/-800/-900 are all 737NG. I've read before that the previous generation (737 Classic) can't be used in the USA as they don't have fuel inerting systems. ...
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How long is maximum time to investigate an airplane crash?

Lion Air flight 610 was crashed on 29 October 2018. It was Boeing 373 Max 8. Almost one year ago. I have not heard any news from National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) when they will release ...
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Why is a 737 Original speed-restricted below 10 kft with inoperative windscreen heating?

According to this page on the 737's operational limitations, the Original 737s (737-100/-200) are limited to 250 KIAS below 10 kilofeet if the windscreen-heating system is inoperative: Anti-Ice &...
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Why do the 737-100's JT8Ds, and no others, have suck-in doors?

Of the various use cases of the Pratt & Whitney JT8D (the most-produced low-bypass turbofan in history, and the second-most-produced turbofan of any description1), those installed on the 737-100 ...
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How much does the horizontal stabilizer on a 737 move for one unit of trim?

Inspired by this question, what exactly is the meaning of a stab trim unit? Is it exactly one degree of stabilizer movement? The 737 NG FCOMv2 (9.20.9 Flight Controls - System Description) only lists ...
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How many turns of a 737 trim wheel equal 2.5 degrees stabilizer deflection?

After the well known crashes I looked at the question of stabilizer trimming. In case of trim runaway the pilot is supposed to "grasp and hold" the wheel manually steering the stabilizer. Hence my ...
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Did the pilots of Ethiopian Flight 302 trim in the wrong direction? [closed]

Looking at the accident report of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, it says the cut out switches were used. But the manual trim moved from 2.3-2.1? At the speed the crews eventually hit, can it be said ...
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Would a 737 pilot use flaps in nose dive?

Since flaps help lift the plane, would they deploy flaps if the plane was nosediving? And what would they do if the back pressure was too much? I know speed increases lift, but can full throttle make ...
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Why couldn’t Boeing just use the stab trim system to do MCAS job?

If I’m incorrect in the question, please correct me. From what I’ve read and gathered the stab trim system essentially did the same before hand? It relies on AoA? And if so, did the computer for that ...
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Can a 737 be on final at 160 knots, and also touchdown at 160 knots?

Would the 737, going 160 knots, float a bit more before touching down?
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What exactly did this mechanic sabotage on the American Airlines 737, and how dangerous was it?

An American Airlines mechanic sabotaged a 737 in Miami An American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard at Miami International Airport was ...
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Is it safe to fly with a B737-800? Is it different from a B737 Max 8? [duplicate]

I'm flying from Costa Rica to Chile in November with a B737-800 plane. I'm wondering if this is a different aircraft than the B737 Max 8 or if it's the same?
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Was the speed trim system on the B737 Classic modified to counter increased thrust?

How much additional thrust did the 737 classic generate compared to the original 737? Was the speed trim system added to counter the additional thrust?
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What airfoil is used for the horizontal stabilizer of a 737? Is it inverted?

I cannot find the airfoil of the Boeing 737 horizontal stabilizer or any typical tail airfoil of a civilian aircraft.
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Why does the B737NG need electrical power for aircraft towing?

I have read the AMM for towing and one of the mentioned steps is to supply electrical power. Is it because you need power to turn on the hydraulics in order to pressurize your brakes? For B737NG
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Is it true that different variants of the same model aircraft don't require pilot retraining?

I'm referring to this Wendover Productions video - The Economics That Made Boeing Build The 737 Max. The creator asserts that designing a new long range narrow body plane would be more expensive ...
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What kind of liquid can be seen 'leaking' from the upper surface of the wing of a Boeing 737-800?

Can anyone advise what the liquid seen on the wing of a 737-800 on approach as highlighted on the attached images is? The liquid was seen "pulsating" from the bases marked by the arrows. As the plane ...
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What is the typical fuel consumption of a 737 in MPG?

What is the typical fuel consumption of a Boeing 737 in MPG?
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What kind of horizontal stabilizer does a Boeing 737 have?

Does this plane have fixed horizontal stabilizers and elevators or has it been fixed with stabilators instead?
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Why is the B737 altitude display unneccessarily ambiguous?

I was playing FSX again lately and was flying the B737-400. So I hope it is simulated correctly and this question isn't dead on arrival :-) It always bugged me, that the altitude display on the MFD ...
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Why force the nose of 737 Max down in the first place?

Can someone here explain a pretty basic question that I have had ever since this controversy came to light? I don't understand why any aircraft manufacturer, engineer, software developer, would make ...
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Was MCAS part of 737 8 MAX MMEL list?

I think the answer to this question is no, because I cannot find it in the PDF, but I'd like a more expert opinion. The reason I'm asking is the assumption that if it was, its malfunction could have ...
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Commercial aircraft minimum and maximum climb angle and rate?

Is it possible for a commercial pilot to set a minimal rate of climb - for example, 350' NM climb rate, target heading of 200 degrees and target altitude of 2000 feet above MSL - before getting radar ...
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What is MCAS trying to fix on B737 MAX?

New sources such as Seattle Times and Aviation Week provide a pretty good overlay of the MCAS function on B737 MAX. However, I'm unclear as to the issue that MCAS is attempting to fix. From what I can ...
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What would be the impact of replacing the engines on the 737 MAX, not just reworking MCAS?

There has obviously been a lot of focus on the MCAS failure following from the 737 MAX crashes. However, the MCAS appears to be a compensating control for design decisions, specifically the ...
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Why is this exit indicator placed here?

Some Boeing 737s have this exit indicator in the cabin, attached in a seemingly odd position, next to the overhead bins, instead of in the middle. Why is it placed here?
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Why limit the bank angle to 10° when passing through FL300 on a B737-800?

When passing thought FL300, we are instructed to set the bank angle limiter on the MCP to 10°. I know one of the reasons for this is that we are thrust limited so maneuver capability decreases. Are ...
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Is it possible to land a 737 on an aircraft carrier? [duplicate]

I have seen a flight simulator (X-Plane 11) video of landing a 737 on an aircraft carrier (and stopped). Is it possible to land a 737 in real life? What is the biggest aircraft that it is possible to ...
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Aircraft Registration for 2015 Flight? [duplicate]

Back in 2015, I flew on 4 flights with Delta Airlines. I was too young to remember the registrations of each aircraft. Is it possible to look up the tail numbers if I have the date of the flights, ...
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What is that ceiling compartment of a Boeing 737?

Does somebody know what that big box in the roof of the 737 cabin is?
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When was the Speed Trim System implemented on the Boeing 737?

The Speed Trim System (STS) is a speed stability augmentation system designed to improve flight characteristics during operations with a low gross weight, aft center of gravity and high thrust when ...
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Why do the flap maneuvering speed margins to stick shaker depend on altitude?

Why do the flap maneuvering margins to stick shaker reduce with increasing altitude? Ref: It is written in FCTM of the Boeing 737-800:
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What proportion of the component parts of an 1967 Boeing 737 could be fitted to a model built in 2019? [duplicate]

52 years after the first one flew, Boeing 737s are still rolling off the production lines. What proportion of the parts, whether it's more interesting to measure them simply in number or by mass, ...
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What short-term alternatives do airlines have to replace their grounded Boeing MAX 8s?

The MAX 8 fleet is grounded: what are the other practical aircraft platform options available to AA, SWA or Continental that ensures that ticketed summer 2019 passengers arrive at their destinations ...
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How did NASA Langley end up with the first 737?

This answer shows N515NA, CN/MSN: 19437 as an early 737, and mentions that it may be the first one. Was this a special design built for NASA, or perhaps a prototype that nobody wanted for commercial ...
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Where do I get the latest 737NG FCOM?

So, I went online to search for the 737 FCOM, but I can only get the FCOM from 2005. Is there a 2019 version? An updated version?
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How the stabilizer cutout switch functionality has changed from Boeing 737 NG to 737 MAX?

The Boeing 737 NG has stabilizer trim cutout switches marked as MAIN ELECT (left) and AUTOPILOT (right). Turning off the right switch disables automatic stabilizer trim in autopilot mode and automatic ...
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How much does it cost to ground a B737 max aircraft for an airline?

What are the cost items for which an operator with such an aircraft in the fleet incurs per aircraft because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 max aircrafts and how much is the average cost incurred? ...