737 Technical Information For Pilots

737 Technical

A brief history of the 737 technical information for pilots

The 737 made its maiden flight in 1967. Lufthansa being the launch customer placing orders in 1965. In 1993 the Next Generation 737 program was launched (NG) and Boeing started to phase in the variants 737-600, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900. The NG moved from an EFIS instrument system; part glass and part analogue (as of the -300 / -400 -500) to a full glass cockpit. The 737-800 is a full glass cockpit and what we generally prepare most airline simulator preparation details on.

Good to know Weights & Speeds

737 airline simulator preparation (non-type rated applicants)

737 simulator typical training weights & flap speeds (737-800)

  • ZFW 54.7 T
  • FUEL 6 T
  • GW 60.7 T
  • Take-Off Flaps 5
  • Landing Flaps 30
    • V1 128KT
    • Vr 132KT
    • V2 141KT
    • Vref 140KT
    • Vref+5 145KT

Typical Pitch & Power Settings 737-800

  • TOGA 15 to 18UP  (86% to 98% N1)\
    • SEL TEMP 50/15 // TO-2 => 86%N1
    • CLB 2 => 84% N1
  • CLB / ACCELERATION 10UP
  • Descent 1500fpm 250KTS 2.5UP
  • Descent 1500fpm 210KTS 1UP

737 Simulator Flap Speeds (sim training ref only)

  • Up / Clean 210KTS
  • Flap 1 – 190KTS
  • Flap 5 – 170KTS
  • Flap 15 – 150KTS
  • Flap 30 – Vref+5

PF / PNF speed and flap call examples:

TO PHASE

Passing Flap 5 on speed tape. PF: “Flaps 1″ PNF: “Speed checked Flaps 1″

APPROACH PHASE

10KTS above (example) Flap 1 on speed tape. PF: “Flaps 5, set speed 170KTS” PNF: “Speed checked, Flaps 5, speed 170KTS”.

737 Technical brief (-800)


Passengers
Typical 2-class configuration 162
Typical 1-class configuration 189
Cargo 1,555 cu ft (44 cu m)
Engines
(maximum thrust)
CFMI CFM56-7
27,300 lb
Maximum Fuel Capacity 6,875 U.S. gal (26,020 L)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 174,200 lb (79,010 kg)
Maximum Range 3,115 nautical miles (5,765 km)
[2-class with winglets]
Typical Cruise Speed
(at 35,000 feet)
0.785 Mach
Basic Dimensions
Wing Span
With Winglets
112 ft 7 in (34.3 m)
117 ft 5 in (35.8 m)
Overall Length 129 ft 6 in (39.5 m)
Tail Height 41 ft 2 in (12.5 m)
Interior Cabin Width 11 ft 7 in (3.53 m)

737 Technical Dimensions

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737 Exterior Lighting

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Secondary Flight Controls Boeing 737

Secondary Flight Controls Boeing 737

Secondary Controls

single engine 737 simulator

single engine 737

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