Mar 13, 201805:42 PMBlog
Boeing breaks Guinness World Records with 10,000th 737
Boeing was recognized on Tuesday by Guinness World Records when it completed its 10,000th 737. That plane, a 737 MAX 8 for Southwest Airlines, makes the 737 the most produced commercial jet aircraft model of all time.
“This incredible milestone is a testament to the work we do every day to build the most reliable and efficient single-aisle airplane in the world,” said Kevin McAllister, the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “It represents more than 50 years of success and achievement on the part of thousands of Boeing employees past and present, our supplier partners, and our airline customers around the globe who put their confidence in the 737.”
The Boeing 737 is so prevalent today that one takes off or lands every 1.5 seconds, and more than 2,800 of the airplanes are in the air at any given time.
It took Boeing about 40 years to build 5,000 737s. Because of increased demand, and the ability to build more airplanes at a faster rate, the company doubled that number in just 12 years.
For more information, visit Boeing’s website.