Alexjc Posted May 19, 2006 Report Share Posted May 19, 2006 The trusty pocket jet has been part of aviation's life for forty years now. 5000 airframes built and still another 1200 on order! As you read this, 1200 737's are in the air while landing and taking off continuosly 24/7 What a record! Many say it's the Douglas DC3/C47 as the greatest, yet it was by default as 97% that were built were for the military. Only now are the airforces around the world taking advantage of this versitile airframe! With clearly no end in sight, and for that matter a replacement on the drawing board, this airliner will see it's fiftieth birthday while still in production. Something the DC3 could never claim! Airbus is still in catch up mode. Is this the greatest airliner ever? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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