8000th 737

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My comment on this was deleted from A.net. No explanation given: The 8000th 737 is a testament to Boeing's engineering prowess. Not just for the 737 itself, but also for the fuselage Boeing designed for the 720/707. The 737 uses the same fuselage and section 41 (cockpit section). I wonder if the engineers who designed that fuselage and cockpit section could ever have imagined that it would still be rolling of the production line over 50 years later? People on A.net continuously harp on about how only the latest, most advanced, product can compete effectively. Yet here we have a 55 year old fuselage married to cutting edge wings and engines, with a few aerodynamic tweaks here and there, successfully competing against an arguably much younger and more advanced opponent. It's a shame the 8000th 737 off the line isn't being met with a little more pomp and ceremony. Boeing have missed an opportunity here.
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Seems like almost yesterday it was 7,000!

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... The 737 uses the same fuselage and section 41 (cockpit section). ...
I appreciate that this was once true, but is it still the case? Regards

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Hope you don't mind me adding these photo's taken at Ringway back in the 80's when this milestone 737 arrived http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/skudupnorth/Boings737th737OrionAirwaysManchesterairport001.jpg http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/skudupnorth/004.jpg
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I appreciate that this was once true, but is it still the case? Regards
So far as I can tell, yes. The fuselage has not changed, nor has section 41. The tail cone had been reprofiled a few times. There are a few aerodynamic tweaks too. But from what I can gather, the fuselage is essentially unchanged.
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Waiting for the 737MAX!