As part of the popular Boeing 737 Next Generation series, the Boeing 737-600 was designed as a replacement for the classic Boeing 737-500. Featuring the longest range of the series at 5,991 kilometres, it ultimately proved to be a niche aircraft, similar to the Airbus A318.
With seating for 108-123 passengers, it entered service in September 1998 with launch customer Scandinavian Airlines. Just 69 aircraft were produced from 1998 to 2006, a far cry from other variants in the series such as the ubiquitous 737-800 which has 4,991 orders alone.
Boeing 737-600 Video
Following on from the last video about the de Havilland Comet 4, this time we return to the USA and take a look at the Boeing 737-600. The first video is a great 47 second comparison of all the Boeing 737 models from the very first Boeing 737-100 to the 737 MAX.
It’s remarkable to see how much larger today’s version of the plane is compared to the original. Next up is a Tunisair aircraft landing and then taking off at Belgrade, all in two minutes!
Finally, let’s step inside a WestJet Boeing 737-600 and go on a cabin tour. This one lasts just over a minute and that’s probably because it’s a pretty small jet.
Looks just like most other 737s, doesn’t it? That shouldn’t be too surprising as all variants are generally the same when it comes to the passenger cabin, bar a few tweaks here and there.
Today there are 25 Boeing 737-600s remaining in service with airlines, and you can find them at WestJet, Tunisair and Air Algérie. Six more are with Janet, the United States Department of the Air Force’s classified airline. Now you know where to go if you want to log a flight on one.
Have you flown on board the Boeing 737-600 before? What did you think of the videos? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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