The world’s best-selling jet airliner achieved another milestone on April 16, with the delivery of the 8,000th 737 to United Airlines.
The aircraft, a 737-900ER is painted in standard United Airlines livery, but adds a small logo commemorating the milestone on its upper fuselage.
“The 737 program continues to innovate with new features and technology, meeting the needs of our customers now and into the future,” Boeing’s vice president and general manager, 737 program, Beverly Wyse said in a statement. “Boeing has a long and treasured history with United Airlines, and we’re proud they’re taking delivery of this milestone airplane.”
Since 1965, United has taken delivery of more than 550 737s and has operated most models. Boeing holds a backlog for more than 3,700 737s, 1,934 of which are for the re-engined MAX model which will be delivered from 2017.